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Following up after a business continuity management system audit
BCMS follow up audit In the third article of a series, Hilary Estall looks at the audit follow up process and what this involves. When is it necessary and who should be involved?

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Organizational resilience: yet another buzz word?
Is organizational resilience just another buzz word being bandied around or is this the direction we should be focusing on to ensure we can continually drive our business forward and improve the way in which we operate?

Back to the future: the threat of more terrorist attacks against the UK
Peter Power looks at how the UK terrorism threat is changing and what business continuity managers can do to ensure their organization is prepared.
News headlines

UK threat-level from international terrorism increased

Poor code quality is an increasing cause of security incidents and downtime

Crisis communication wiki and forum launched at IDRC 2014

Fujitsu Group schedules disaster response exercises across Japan

How to communicate about information security and technology risks to executive management

To deter cyber attacks, build a public-private partnership

New global initiative looks to turn global risks into opportunities

WHO calls for a realistic assessment of Ebola business risks

Islamic State is an ‘imminent threat to the safety of America and Europe’ says Chuck Hagel

BCI Africa Awards presented

Microsoft Azure service availability sees an 800 percent increase in service interruption in Q2

Combatting Ebola through risk management: what your organization can do

Airlines warned to monitor Bárðarbunga volcanic activity

Disaster-prone APEC economies step up risk-reduction and business continuity promotion

IFMA publishes business continuity and emergency preparedness guidance

2014 BCI Asia Awards presented

Data restoration requirements surveyed

Japan to assist with disaster risk reduction training in Latin America and the Caribbean

Latest version of Quorum’s single-step disaster recovery solution offers ‘industry’s only true agentless protection’

Risky Business: The State of Mobile Security in the UK

New workarea recovery options for Wellington businesses

How quickly can organizations detect a data breach on critical systems?

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Managing mobile device risks
Ian Kilpatrick looks at the risks involved with mobile devices and how to secure them.

The top ten business continuity and disaster recovery trends
Dr. Steven Goldman identifies ten business continuity and disaster recovery trends that are emerging, highlighting actions that business continuity managers can take in response to each item.

The six key stages of a phased business continuity planning process
According to Logicalis US.

How to bullet-proof your incident response plans
Ted Julian describes five steps that will help ensure that your incident response plans work when they are required.

Views on the business continuity software market
Continuity Central asked some of the key suppliers of business continuity software to answer a standard set of questions about trends in the market.

Business continuity events

Resilience in the era of enterprise cloud computing
This paper addresses the resiliency challenges facing organizations by examining the elements essential to enabling an effective resiliency program in the era of enterprise cloud computing.

The Business Continuity and Resiliency Journal
The Business Continuity and Resiliency Journal is Continuity Central’s quarterly peer-reviewed advanced level publication.
BC statistics and research

Gartner publishes 2014 BCM and IT DRM Hype Cycle

UK-based business continuity consultants earn more than double the amount their US counterparts receive

The third annual Service Availability Benchmark Survey

IT continuity in Japanese organizations surveyed

Witt O'Briens

Crisis Academy

Final survey results: How important are paper-based business continuity plans?
business continuity plans A recent Continuity Central survey has found that while the majority of business continuity professionals believe that paper based business continuity plans are essential, a significant number say that they are not important.

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The results of the 2014 Continuity Central Business Continuity Software Survey: part one
Business Continuity Software Survey Continuity Central recently conducted a wide-ranging survey into business continuity software usage. 377 people responded and the results will be published in two parts.

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