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.

07/19/2018 05:00 AM
Cyber security in the cloud: are you 'flying blind'?
Bitglass recently published a survey revealing that IT and cybersecurity professionals are continuing to struggle with visibility and data protection in the cloud. Whilst IT and security professionals acknowledge the shortcomings of traditional security tools for the cloud, many have yet to fill these gaps with effective cloud-focused security tools. Steve Armstrong explores the issue.

07/19/2018 05:00 AM
Only 65 percent of enterprises have a cyber security expert: survey
Despite 95 percent of CIOs expecting cyber threats to increase over the next three years, only 65 percent of their organizations currently have a cyber security expert, according to a survey from Gartner.

07/19/2018 05:00 AM
Buried US Internet infrastructure at risk as sea levels rise
Thousands of miles of buried fiber optic cable in densely populated coastal regions of the United States may soon be inundated by rising seas, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and the University of Oregon.

07/17/2018 05:00 AM
Roundup of June's major environmental disasters
Impact Forecasting has published the latest edition of its monthly Global Catastrophe Recap report, which evaluates the impact of the natural disaster events that occurred worldwide duringJune 2018.

07/17/2018 05:00 AM
FEMA publishes 2017 Hurricane Season After-Action Report: makes 30 recommendations for change
FEMA has made its 2017 Hurricane Season After-Action Report available. The lessons-learned document includes 18 key findings and makes 30 main recommendations. The report looks into preparations for, immediate response to, and initial recovery operations for hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria.

07/17/2018 05:00 AM
FBI warns about the increasing prevalence of Business E-mail Compromise threats
There has been a 136 percent increase in identified financial losses around the world caused by Business E-mail Compromise (BEC) attacks, says a new warning from the FBI.

07/17/2018 05:00 AM
Multi-cloud is the strategy of choice as companies move mission critical apps to the cloud
Virtustream has released the findings of a commissioned study, 'Multi-cloud Arises from Changing Cloud Priorities', conducted by Forrester Consulting.

07/17/2018 05:00 AM
BCI India releases risk and resilience research paper
BCI India's Next Practice Think Tank has published a research document, entitled 'Evolution and emergence of risk and resilience as key disciplines in the IT/ITES industry in India'. The paper provides perspectives and insights on the resilience space in the Indian IT/ITES sector.

07/13/2018 05:00 AM
The benefits that ALARP can offer to business continuity managers
How much should your organization spend on business continuity and IT disaster recovery? And how do you find out if it being spent in the right areas to really make the organization resilient? Mark Saville and Mark Smith explain how a technique borrowed from the way that high-hazard industries manage risks can help.

07/13/2018 05:00 AM
Supply chain continuity: why transportation management systems need to be an enterprise priority
Consumer facing businesses are in the front line, but throughout organizational supply chains the pressure for product deliveries to be made as quickly as possible is increasing inexorably. Craig Summers looks at the issues.

07/12/2018 05:00 AM
New survey reveals that voice is an emerging enterprise security threat
A new study from Aeriandi, carried out at the recent IFSEC show has found that the majority of respondents – 70 percent – believe that securing the voice channel is an important part of the IT security mix, with 68 percent stating that it should fall under the scope of IT security.

07/12/2018 05:00 AM
Are UK firms too confident about their cyber security?
Three-quarters of UK firms in survey by FICO and Ovum say their protection is above average, and nearly half think they're a 'top performer'.

07/12/2018 05:00 AM
European Medicines Agency identifies gaps in industry preparedness for Brexit
A recent European Medicines Agency (EMA) survey indicates that some companies need to step up efforts to ensure that medicine supplies in the UK and EU are not disrupted after Brexit.

07/11/2018 05:00 AM
SonicWall raises the alarm on encrypted threats and says that ransomware is rising again
In its mid-year update of the 2018 SonicWall Cyber Threat Report, SonicWall states that it has seen record numbers of malware volume, ransomware attacks, encrypted threats and chip-based attacks.

07/11/2018 05:00 AM
New report looks at facilitating cyber board communications
Kudelski Security has published a new research report, 'Cyber Board Communications and Metrics – Challenging Questions from the Boardroom' that features the perspectives of enterprise CISOs from large global organizations.

07/10/2018 05:00 AM
BCI warns members that it has been the victim of a cyber attack
The Business Continuity Institute has informed its members that the Institute became aware on the 5th July that its systems had been breached by a targeted cyber attack.

07/10/2018 05:00 AM
Research shows that a change in messaging focus would help prevent disease spread during the next pandemic
Changing public health messaging to focus on the impact of actions rather than the outcomes of actions could have significant implications for how we deal with pandemic threats, according to a new study from City University of London, the Oxford Martin School (University of Oxford), and Yale University.

07/06/2018 05:00 AM
Regulators publish discussion paper on building the UK financial sector's operational resilience
The Bank of England, Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) and Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) have published a joint discussion paper on an approach to improve the operational resilience of firms and financial market infrastructures (FMIs).

07/06/2018 05:00 AM
New paper considers 'Time to Value' for both Adaptive and Traditional business continuity
The Adaptive approach to business continuity, developed by David Lindstedt and Mark Armour, proposes a simplified method of improving business continuity capabilities. A new paper now claims that Adaptive business continuity may provide value at least eleven times faster than Traditional approaches.

07/06/2018 05:00 AM
FEMA holds lessons learned sessions about continuity of operations for Puerto Rico businesses
FEMA has invited Puerto Rico businesses and other organizations to join in panel discussions about how they responded to hurricanes Irma and María, and what they might be doing to prepare for future disasters.

07/05/2018 05:00 AM
Airmic report says that an updated approach to risk and resilience is required
'Roads to Revolution', a new report published by Airmic, claims that organizational boards need to reappraise their approaches to risk and resilience management to take full advantage of the opportunities presented by the so-called 'Fourth Industrial Revolution'.

07/05/2018 05:00 AM
The top six security and risk management trends
Gartner has published details of six emerging trends which security leaders can take advantage of to improve their organization's resilience while elevating their own standing.

07/05/2018 05:00 AM
Sungard Availability Services appoints new Senior Vice President, Sales, for EMEA and India
Sungard AS has appointed former Daisy Corporate Services' Managing Director, Chris Huggett, as its Senior Vice President, Sales, for EMEA and India. Chris will lead the European sales team, covering markets including the United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Poland and Sweden. Chris will also lead Sungard AS' sales team in India.

07/03/2018 05:00 AM
Lessons from the Visa outage: prepare for 'partial failures' of IT infrastructure
A letter from Visa to the UK Treasury Select Committee, documenting details behind the recent outage which left millions of people unable to complete card transactions, reinforces a critical challenge that organizations face when exposed to a ‘partial failure’ of IT infrastructure.

07/03/2018 05:00 AM
FM Global research quantifies the value of hurricane protection expenditure
Every USD1 a business in a threat-zone spends on hurricane protection reduces loss exposure by an average of USD105, according to a new analysis by FM Global. To arrive at the ratio, FM Global tallied an estimate for over 10,000 wind and flood related investments and their associated reduction in property loss and business disruption exposure for 1,800 clients around the world from 2008 to 2017.

07/03/2018 05:00 AM
University of Arizona forecasts a below-average Atlantic Hurricane Season
The University of Arizona (UA) forecasting model is predicted a below-average number of hurricanes for the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season, which runs to November 30th. UA researchers are predicting four hurricanes, two of which will be major hurricanes. That forecast falls below the median of seven hurricanes with two majors.

07/03/2018 05:00 AM
Ofwat publishes report into water resiliency during the 'Beast from the East'
The thaw that followed severe Winter weather in the UK during late February and early March 2018 left a substantial number of organizations without water supplies. Ofwat has now published a review which looks at water industry response and resiliency.

07/02/2018 05:00 AM
BCI survey looks at business continuity and cyber resilience
Business continuity is key to building cyber resilience and there is the need for it to collaborate with cyber/information security departments to improve the way organizations deal with disruptions caused by cyber security incidents. This is one of the key findings of the 2018 Cyber Resilience Report, published by the Business Continuity Institute, in collaboration with Sungard Availability Services.

07/02/2018 05:00 AM
A fluid situation: why UK organizations need to consider water supply contingency planning
Unlike other essential utilities, water supply is often overlooked by UK business continuity managers because it is frequently viewed as a supplier responsibility. Many organizations are not aware that non-household customers should arrange and maintain their own contingency plans especially when they are considered a 'sensitive' or 'water critical' site.

06/29/2018 05:00 AM
How to make ERM more relevant to strategic leadership
Enterprise risk management is often criticized as being remote from the real strategic needs of the organization. Is this fair comment and, if so, what can be changed to make ERM more relevant? Peadar Duffy gives his viewpoint...