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Business continuity trends and challenges: survey results
Business Continuity Trends During the first quarter of 2015 Continuity Central conducted an online survey asking business continuity professionals about their expectations for the rest of 2015. The results are now available...

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Rethinking risk and uncertainty
Geary W. Sikich introduces ‘risk absorption capacity’, ‘risk saturation point’, ‘risk deflection’ and ‘risk explosion’ and explains their usefulness to risk managers.
What are nation state information security attacks really telling us?
A change is necessary in the mind-set about how we protect IT to an approach that sees attacks as a part of doing business.
News headlines

CPNI issues supply chain risk management advice

Update on North American business continuity and related standards

KPMG survey identifies the long term damage to businesses that cyber attacks cause

The challenge of keeping your critical applications running: how cloud and managed services can help

Survey looks at top emerging UK risks

Dates set for Business Continuity Awareness Week 2016

NIST publishes guidance on supply chain risk management practices

New report: Cyber Security and Critical Infrastructure in the Americas

Ebola still a Public Health Emergency of International Concern: IHR Emergency Committee

BATS Global Markets releases details of successful business continuity test

March’s major natural disasters roundup

IOSCO consults on business continuity plans for trading venues and intermediaries

Many organizations still vulnerable to Heartbleed

2015 update of the UK National Risk Register for Civil Emergencies published

FFIEC issues cyber attacks advice

Measurement matters: the role of metrics in ISO 22301

Business continuity challenges within the non-profit sector

DDoS attacks increasing as a business continuity threat to EMEA organizations

FEMA requests feedback on National Preparedness Goal

Toyota enhances its business continuity management system through disaster aid agreement

IT downtime impacts explored in new research

Shortlist for BCI Middle East Awards published

Report into Real Time Gross Settlement downtime incident published

Organizations fear the Cryptoapocalypse

Protecting critical infrastructure from threats

Boards must up their game before the hackers claim checkmate

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Does business continuity manage the real risks to your organization?
Charlie Maclean-Bristol discusses the remit of a typical business continuity manager and asks whether the BIA is fit for purpose.

Butcher, baker, beer bottle maker: exercising with your supply chain
What are the advantages of running exercises with your critical suppliers? Harriet Wood provides a perspective from the brewing and pub industry.

Why testing and exercising are essential for an effective business continuity programme: BUT what exactly are you testing or exercising?
Lyndon Bird explains what the difference is between testing and exercising and offers some thoughts for improvements.

Can business continuity management effectively manage cultural diversity?
Business continuity management in large organizations with many different departments and diverse personalities can be a challenge at times. John Zeppos, FBCI, looks at some of the issues.

Ten steps to a great business continuity exercise
James Stevenson, a highly experienced business continuity manager, shares his thoughts on planning and running successful exercises.


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Top tips for improving your business continuity exercises
Could you get more out of your business continuity exercises? Do you have an inner concern that last year’s exercise programme didn’t demonstrate as much as you would have liked, or that there may be alternative ways of delivering the exercise that would be more cost effective and less effort?
BC statistics and research

Phoenix statistics show that disaster recovery as a service helps improve IT DR testing rates

Are UK business disruptions on the rise?

Supply chain business continuity incidents explored

Quality control and measurement of business continuity management systems: final survey results
business continuity quality control In 2013 Continuity Central conducted a survey to explore quality control methods that are being used within business continuity management systems. This survey has now been repeated to see how the trends in this area have changed.

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Survey results: Is business continuity management morphing into organizational resilience?
business continuity and organizational resilience Continuity Central recently conducted a quick survey into whether there is a change in business terminology taking place: from business continuity management to organizational resilience.

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