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? By Chris Butler.
Karl Roe, VP Services and Cloud Solutions at Nuvias, takes a look at what's in store for organizations using the cloud during 2018.
The use of Internet of Things (IoT) devices is on the rise in industrial applications. In fact, Gartner predicts there will be nearly 21 billion connected 'things' in use worldwide by 2020. IT leaders in nearly every vertical market will soon be inundated with the management of both the data from these devices as well as the management of the devices themselves, each of which require the same lifecycle management as any other IT equipment.
Communication is the key for risk management professionals to engage leadership, become trusted partners and strategic advisors, according to RIMS' new professional report 'The Top Five Steps for Communicating with Executives.'
Aqua Comms DAC, the operator of Ireland's first dedicated subsea fibre-optic network interconnecting New York, Dublin and London, has announced plans for continued investment in submarine cable infrastructure having joined the HAVFRUE consortium which will own and operate a new subsea cable system connecting New Jersey to Ireland, and Denmark, with connectivity options to Norway.
Standards Australia has announced that a new handbook for document control is now available. Called SA/SNZ HB 168:2017, Document Control, the handbook addresses the entire life cycle of business critical documents and provides guidelines for processes and systems for implementing an effective document control program.
Syncsort has published the results of its '2018 State of Resilience' report. This year’s responses underscore the increased pressure IT leaders are feeling to ensure security, high availability and disaster recovery.
Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) are feeling less confident than ever about cyber risk and data security, a new Ponemon Institute survey shows. As today's climate of high-profile data breaches continues, 66 percent of respondents believe their companies are more likely to fall victim to a cyberattack or data breach in 2018.
Rainfall changes caused by global warming will increase river flood risks across the globe say researchers from the Potsdam Institute. Fluvial floods are already among the most common and devastating natural disasters and scientists have now calculated the required increase in flood protection until the 2040s worldwide, breaking it down to single regions and cities.
The Chocolate Factory, a Netherlands-based chocolate manufacturer, has substituted metal-based replacement parts with 3D printed carbon-filled thermoplastic parts as a solution to production line downtime.
The Cloud Standards Customer Council has published Version 3 of its 'Security for Cloud Computing: 10 Steps to Ensure Success' document. This provides a practical reference to help enterprise IT and business decision makers analyze the security implications of cloud computing on their business.
NOAA has confirmed that 2017 was the costliest year on record for US weather and climate disasters, with damage exceeding the USD300 billion dollar mark.
A rise in US active shooter incidents and 'the escalating impact of hostile events' has prompted the National Fire Protection Association(NFPA) to progress its new NFPA 3000, 'Standard for Preparedness and Response to Active Shooter and/or Hostile Events' as a provisional standard.
The holidays are over and New Year's Resolutions have been made. Alongside the personal goals of health and happiness, what can you do to improve your organization's business continuity and data management plans in 2018? Dave Packer makes six suggestions...
ContinuitySA looks at the changing risk landscape facing Africa-based organizations and how it is likely to develop during 2018.
NIST has published a draft report, written by the US Departments of Commerce and Homeland Security, which looks at 'Enhancing the Resilience of the Internet and Communications Ecosystem Against Botnets and Other Automated, Distributed Threats'.
Attacks on British businesses surge in final quarter to surpass 2016 levels, according to new data from Beaming, the business ISP. On average, UK businesses were subjected to 231,028 Internet-borne cyber attacks each during 2017, with 633 attempts per day to breach their corporate firewalls.
The finalists for the 2018 DRI Awards have been announced by DRI International. The awards recognize individuals and organizations for excellence in the fields of continuity management, technology recovery, and crisis management.
With 60 percent of workloads expected to be operated in some form of hosted cloud service by 2019, the next twelve months will see further continued growth of cloud computing amongst businesses of all sizes, as the demand for on-premise solutions continues to decrease.
On December 20th 2017, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed a Record of Discussions with the Government of the Kingdom of Bhutan in Thimphu for the 'Project for Development of Business Continuity Plan (BCP) for Disaster Control', a technical cooperation project.