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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. This year’s report finds that cyber attacks are the top business threat for the third year running and for the second year in a row, the threat of data breach was ranked second.

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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.

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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.

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How to prepare your organization for a terrorist attack

Terrorism is never far from the headlines and while the impact on human lives is, of course, the biggest and most important consequence of a terrorist incident, it is not the only one; businesses need to prepare for the potential impacts. Jonathan Hemus looks at five areas to focus on.

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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.

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Incident messaging for cyber attack response

Cyber breaches don’t just impact on internal systems they can quickly escalate into major reputational crises; so how can your business prepare to respond when under attack? Chris Butler provides some pointers...

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