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.

02/16/2018 05:00 AM
Crisis recovery case study: Samsung 18 months on from the explosive S7 Note
In August 2016 the Samsung faced what was possibly the biggest crisis of its corporate history. In this article Robert McAllister looks at the causes of the incident, how Samsung reacted and the lessons that can be learned.

02/16/2018 05:00 AM
The writing is on the wall: three inevitable challenges for businesses this year
Plagued by cyber attacks and skills shortages whilst dealing with the fallouts of political turmoil, it's clear that many businesses have underestimated threats from a resilience perspective - as well as over estimating their own recovery capability says Chris Ducker.

02/15/2018 05:00 AM
COMSAT California wildfire incident demonstrates the importance of business continuity planning
COMSAT, the US-based satellite connectivity provider, demonstrated the power of business continuity planning after a company facility was threatened by the recent wildfires in California.

02/15/2018 05:00 AM
Renewable energy infrastructure is vulnerable to cyber attacks says new report
Renewable energy technologies have established a significant role in the energy industry. Because of their prominence and growing importance to power supplies, it is vital for the industry to develop appropriate security, and specifically cyber security, strategies.

02/15/2018 05:00 AM
The winners of the DRI Awards of Excellence
DRI International presented its annual Awards of Excellence at a gala reception and dinner on February 13th during the DRI2018 event in Nashville, TN. The awards recognize outstanding organizations and individuals from the business continuity, disaster recovery, and crisis management fields.

02/14/2018 05:00 AM
Pool Re launches Terrorism Frequency Report
Pool Re, the UK's terrorism reinsurance pool, has published its first Terrorism Frequency Report, planned to be a quarterly view of the worldwide terrorism threat.

02/14/2018 05:00 AM
Survey shows that network security policy management assists business continuity and disaster recovery
A new survey from industry analyst firm Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) has revealed significant benefits from using network security policy management (NSPM) solutions.

02/14/2018 05:00 AM
An overview of January's major environmental disasters
Impact Forecasting, Aon Benfield's catastrophe model development team, has published the latest edition of its monthly Global Catastrophe Recap report, which evaluates the impact of the natural disaster events that occurred worldwide during January 2018.

02/13/2018 05:00 AM
Exploring the potential impacts of a pandemic
Pandemic planning has gone into hibernation for most organizations says Geary W. Sikich. In this article he looks at the impacts of a future pandemic on individual organizations, specific sectors and on the wider economy; emphasizing why organizations cannot afford to ignore the threat.

02/09/2018 05:00 AM
2018 Horizon Scan report published by the Business Continuity Institute
The BCI has published its annual Horizon Scan report, which looks at emerging threats and provides a snapshot of the current state of the business continuity profession.

02/09/2018 05:00 AM
New ENISA report looks at how to develop a strong cybersecurity culture
ENISA, the EU's cybersecurity agency, has published a report providing organizations with practical tools and guidance to develop and maintain an internal cybersecurity culture.

02/09/2018 05:00 AM
Many businesses rely on outdated cyber security tools to address next generation threats
A new report by Ovum, commissioned by Cyber, shows that nearly a third (31 percent) of security teams depend solely on outdated tools.

02/09/2018 05:00 AM
US electricity suppliers take actions to address electromagnetic risks
The US Government Accountability Office has issued a report into the ways that electricity suppliers are starting to protect electric grid from electromagnetic threats which could potentially cause extensive and long-lasting outages.

02/06/2018 05:00 AM
Report calls for organizations to progress to cyber resilience
DarkMatter, the international cyber security firm headquartered in the UAE, has released a new report which calls for the global cyber security industry to adopt a mentality of 'cyber resilience'.

02/06/2018 05:00 AM
BANG members debate the requirement for a 'Resilience Association'
During a BANG event on the 31st January 2018, two teams debates the arguments for and against the establishment of an independent 'Resilience Association'. The debate was followed by a vote where 90 percent of the attendees voted in favour of moving to set up such an organization.

02/06/2018 05:00 AM
Future risks associated with machine learning explored in new report
A new study released by The Economist Intelligence Unit ran three econometric scenarios to 2030 on five countries — the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, Japan—and developing Asia as a whole.

02/06/2018 05:00 AM
Cities from five continents selected to develop global water resilience framework
Cities from five continents have been selected to contribute to the development of a global framework for water resilience. The City Water Resilience Framework (CWRF), developed by Arup with support from The Rockefeller Foundation, will help cities better prepare for and respond to shocks and stresses to their water systems.

02/05/2018 05:00 AM
Less than half of North American companies tested their IT DR plans in the last year
The majority of businesses in North America are not fully prepared to handle a major disaster striking their IT, network and communications infrastructure according to a biennial technology survey conducted by Evolve IP.

02/05/2018 05:00 AM
Customer notification plans are GDPR weak points
The EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect on May 25th 2018 and a survey from Tripwire identifies current preparedness trends. Findings show that 77 percent of companies subject to GDPR could meet the 72-hour notification window, with 24 percent claiming they could notify customers of a data breach within 24 hours.

02/05/2018 05:00 AM
Report shows the number of Internet-accessible Industrial Control Systems is increasing every year
The number of industrial control system (ICS) components - which run factories, transport, power plants and other facilities – left open to Internet access, is increasing every year. 'ICS security: 2017 in review,' a new report from Positive Technologies, analyses findings on ICS threats created by online accessibility and software vulnerabilities.

02/05/2018 05:00 AM
70 percent of UK medium and large businesses plan to improve cyber resilience
British businesses are prioritising investment in cyber security, cloud computing and connectivity in 2018 as they seek to build stronger and more resilient businesses, according to new research by Opinium.

02/02/2018 05:00 AM
Culture, psychology and crisis management
Do cultural differences have an influence on reactions to incidents? Charles Boffin uses an example of a significant Internet backbone incident in Australia to explore differing psychological reactions to the same crisis.

02/02/2018 05:00 AM
What is the difference between a cyber and a 'normal' business continuity incident?
There are some significant differences between a cyber incident and the usual type of incidents that business continuity professionals are involved in managing. Charlie Maclean Bristol looks at what the differences and why they may affect how the incident is managed.

01/31/2018 05:00 AM
Lessons from the five biggest data breaches of 2017
With organizations becoming increasingly cyber security aware, what can we learn from the top five breaches of 2017 as businesses look to enhance their security posture for 2018 and beyond? Luke Potter makes some suggestions...

01/31/2018 05:00 AM
Business email compromise attacks are running rampant...
Agari has published research revealing that 96 percent of organizations have received business email compromise (BEC) emails during the second half of 2017.

01/31/2018 05:00 AM
UK charity sector comes together to help co-ordinate response to national critical incidents
The charity sector has come together to discuss their role in responding to future domestic disasters such as terror attacks, natural disasters, and other large scale national crises in the UK.

01/31/2018 05:00 AM
Inadequate IT security policies are widespread in UK companies
A study by OneLogin has found weaknesses in the UK policies of many UK companies. The study, which surveyed more than 600 UK-based IT decision-makers, with influence over their business's IT security, highlighted a disparity between Internet access and security policies.

01/30/2018 05:00 AM
Five IT trends that will impact data protection design and implementation
Based on input from hundreds of IT services companies as well as industry experts and analysts, Asigra has highlighted the following five trends which are expected to drive the evolution of data protection infrastructure over the next 12 months.

01/30/2018 05:00 AM
Organizations are failing to factor IoT risks into business continuity plans
New data from Databarracks shows that only 27 percent of organizations have policies in place to protect against IoT threats. Organizations must address this gap in their business continuity planning or face an increase in disruptions from this source, says the company.

01/30/2018 05:00 AM
New BCI white paper explores resilience as a competitive advantage
Resilience enables organizations to survive and thrive in a changing environment: this is the conclusion from a new white paper from the Business Continuity Institute.

01/30/2018 05:00 AM
Security recommendations for hypervisor deployment on servers
NIST has published new guidance to assist organizations with managing security on server-deployed hypervisors. The recommendations made in the guidance relate to the baseline functions of the hypervisor and are agnostic to the hypervisor architecture.

01/29/2018 05:00 AM
'Get your act together': UK government warns critical infrastructure providers on cyber security
Britain's critical infrastructure providers have been warned to boost cyber security or face large fines for leaving themselves vulnerable to attack says the UK Government.

01/29/2018 05:00 AM
Natural catastrophe events cost more than USD353 billion in 2017
Impact Forecasting, Aon Benfield's catastrophe model development team, has published its 'Weather, Climate and Catastrophe Insight: 2017 Annual Report', which evaluates the impact of the natural disaster events that occurred around the world during 2017.

01/29/2018 05:00 AM
World Economic Forum launches Global Centre for Cybersecurity
During last week's Annual Meeting in Davos, The World Economic Forum announced the launch of a new 'Global Centre for Cybersecurity' to help build a safe and secure global cyberspace.