Business Continuity News

Business continuity and disaster recovery news from around the world. Provided by Continuity Central, the international business continuity news and information portal.

06/22/2017 06:00 AM
Survey identifies tangible advantages of having a cyber incident response team in place
IBM Security has published the results of a global study exploring the implications and effects of data breaches on today's businesses. Sponsored by IBM Security and conducted by Ponemon Institute, the study found that the average cost of a data breach is USD3.62 million globally, a 10 percent decline from 2016 results.

06/22/2017 06:00 AM
ASIS International replaces business continuity standards with new security and resilience standard
ASIS International has released a new standard, 'Security and Resilience in Organizations and Their Supply Chains - Requirements with Guidance' (ORM.1) that provides security professionals with an integrated risk-based management systems approach to manage risk and enhance resilience in organizations and their supply chain.

06/20/2017 06:00 AM
Denying the deniers: fighting back against DDoS attacks
Worldwide DDoS attacks increased significantly over the past year but they get much less publicity than other forms of cyber attack. Marie Hattar looks at why this is and what the latest techniques are to protect businesses against such incidents.

06/20/2017 06:00 AM
Mission critical applications being neglected in disaster recovery plans
Many enterprises don’t devote enough attention to mission critical applications when creating disaster recovery plans. One of the biggest reasons for this is the 'resiliency perception gap', or the gap between executives’ perceptions of the effectiveness of their resiliency strategies and how successful these plans actually are at protecting against application outages or downtime.

06/20/2017 06:00 AM
ENISA publishes sixth annual report about large-scale outages in the European electronic communication sector
ENISA's Annual Incidents report provides an aggregated analysis of incidents affecting the availability of services reported to ENISA and the European Commission under Article 13a, by the National Regulatory Authorities (NRAs) of the different EU Member States.

06/16/2017 06:00 AM
Shortlist announced for the Business Continuity Institute’s Middle East Awards
The BCI has published the shortlist for its Middle East business continuity and resilience awards. The awards are due to be presented at ceremony in the UAE later this year.

06/16/2017 06:00 AM
Recent cyber security technologies you may not yet be aware of
Gartner, Inc. has highlighted the latest technologies for information security and overviewed how organizations can use them to enhance security.

06/16/2017 06:00 AM
Organizational risks that you should definitely be acting on
It is easy for organizations to feel overwhelmed by the number and scale of the risks that are faced; but often the perception of the potential harm engendered by various risks is exaggerated. In this article Chris Butler lists the real risks that every organization needs to consider.

06/15/2017 06:00 AM
Execution risk: why business continuity strategies sometimes fail
When it comes to business continuity, developing a strategy is often the focus of efforts; but what actually counts is execution. Campbell Macpherson looks at why strategies fail and what organizations can do to ensure success in this area.

06/15/2017 06:00 AM
Organizations are turning to artificial intelligence and machine learning systems for cyber security
Radware has published its 2017 Executive Application and Network Security Survey, which highlights that executives in the US and Europe now place broad trust in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning systems, designed to protect organizations from dynamic cyber threats.

06/14/2017 06:00 AM
Report examines top emerging risks that organizations need to be aware of
Swiss Re's 2017 SONAR report features 20 new emerging risk themes and six emerging trend spotlights. Although some of these are specific to the re/insurance industry, many should be on the radar of all organizations.

06/14/2017 06:00 AM
ERP systems will increasingly be a target for attacks: report
Crowd Research Partners, with the support of ERPScan, have released the ERP Cybersecurity Survey 2017. The research revealed that there is still a lack of both awareness and security measures taken by enterprises even though the majority of cybersecurity professionals anticipate a growing number of attacks on ERP systems.

06/14/2017 06:00 AM
Reputational risk is an increasing concern for CEOs: KMPG survey
Reputational risk has risen to the top of CEOs' agendas as public scrutiny of business intensifies, according to the findings of a new survey by KPMG.

06/13/2017 06:00 AM
Industroyer: the biggest threat to industrial control systems since Stuxnet
ESET has discovered a malware that represents the biggest threat to critical infrastructure since Stuxnet. Named Industroyer, the malware has been designed to disrupt industrial processes.

06/13/2017 06:00 AM
UK National Counter Terrorism Security Office publishes new crowded places guidance
The National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO) has released an updated guidance document to give protective security advice to those responsible for managing the security of crowded places.

06/13/2017 06:00 AM
Plan B see large uptick in ransomware based disaster recovery invocations
Plan B has published statistics showing that 44 percent of all customer disaster recovery invocations in the last 12 months have been to deal with ransomware attacks; and 87 percent of these have been within the past six months.

06/13/2017 06:00 AM
Bored and distracted employees are biggest potential information security risk
Employees who become distracted at work are more likely to be the cause of human error and a potential security risk, according to a poll conducted by Centrify at Infosec Europe.

06/13/2017 06:00 AM
Roundup of May's major environment disasters
Impact Forecasting has published the latest edition of its monthly Global Catastrophe Recap report, which evaluates the impact of natural disaster events that occurred worldwide during May 2017.