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Over half of UK business owners unaware of GDPR

Over half of UK business owners unaware of GDPR

News   •   Jun 05, 2017 17:08 BST

84% of UK small business owners and 43% of senior executives of large companies are unaware of the forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation, despite there now being less than a year to go until the law comes into force, a law that is designed to bring greater strength and consistency to the data protection given to individuals within the European Union.

Let’s shape tomorrow’s resilience practice in India today

Let’s shape tomorrow’s resilience practice in India today

Blog posts   •   Jun 05, 2017 12:35 BST

The development of technology is transforming every sphere of our lives. Societies, government and organizations are seeing change at a velocity which has not been witnessed in the history of mankind. The rules of every industry are being rewritten while geopolitics, regulations and globalization are making the world an increasingly complex place to survive and succeed.

Get CBCI certified to enhance your career prospects

Get CBCI certified to enhance your career prospects

News   •   Jun 01, 2017 17:19 BST

The Business Continuity Institute has provided further evidence that attaining the CBCI credential greatly enhances your career prospects. The latest Salary Benchmarking Report revealed that those who are certified BCI members, on average, get paid significantly more than their non-certified colleagues.

​Volunteers helping to drive the Institute forward

​Volunteers helping to drive the Institute forward

Blog posts   •   Jun 01, 2017 12:49 BST

It’s true to say that without the many volunteers who give their time to the BCI globally we would not be where we are now; it is the efforts of volunteers that have fuelled the engine of our growth since our formation over twenty years ago.

Addressing the gender pay-gap in business continuity

Addressing the gender pay-gap in business continuity

Press Releases   •   Jun 01, 2017 11:02 BST

The latest Salary Benchmarking Report published by the Business Continuity Institute has shown a clear gender pay-gap across multiple demographics within the business continuity industry. The report suggests that the profession, and arguably society as a whole, contains some major disadvantages that need to be addressed urgently.

The reputational damage of fake news

The reputational damage of fake news

News   •   May 31, 2017 17:08 BST

Fake news may not be a new concept, but it is becoming a big issue at the moment with people being warned to treat with caution what they read on the internet. Many outlets are deliberately pushing out fake stories in order discredit another individual or organization, or to gain attention and attract more advertising revenue.

Disruption at Heathrow and Gatwick caused by catastrophic IT failure

Disruption at Heathrow and Gatwick caused by catastrophic IT failure

News   •   May 30, 2017 09:50 BST

Both Heathrow and Gatwick Airports, two of the busiest airports in the UK, were in chaos last weekend as a "catastrophic IT failure" at BA caused many flights to be cancelled. About 300,000 passengers were affected as a result, showing once again how important it is for organizations to have a business continuity programme in place to help manage through such disruptions.

US more prepared for GDPR than UK

US more prepared for GDPR than UK

News   •   May 25, 2017 13:41 BST

With only one year to go before the European Union General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) deadline, many US businesses with European customers are not fully prepared to comply with the new laws, which include ‘Right to be Forgotten’ customer consent mandates and regulations on how customer data is handled. US companies will face hefty fines or lawsuits if they don’t fully comply.

Unmanaged third-party risks are costing businesses

Unmanaged third-party risks are costing businesses

News   •   May 24, 2017 16:53 BST

As companies outsource processes and services, they expose themselves to a plethora of third-party risks. Whether it's data security, business disruptions or compliance risks, organizations must have the relevant measures in place to mitigate their potential impact on business continuity and reputation.

Global supply chains continue to face a range of security, social responsibility, and business continuity risks

Global supply chains continue to face a range of security, social responsibility, and business continuity risks

News   •   May 23, 2017 14:49 BST

In 2016 global supply chains continued to face a range of security, social responsibility, and business continuity risks, with many of these issues provoked by one another, according to BSI's Global Supply Chain Intelligence Report.

A definitive ranking of countries most resilient to the pressures of the 21st century

A definitive ranking of countries most resilient to the pressures of the 21st century

News   •   May 22, 2017 09:33 BST

Switzerland, Luxembourg and Sweden are the three countries most resilient to the pressures of the 21st century according to the 2017 FM Global Resilience Index, with Nepal, Venezuela and Haiti making up the bottom three on their list.

Cyber security in the WannaCry age

Cyber security in the WannaCry age

Blog posts   •   May 19, 2017 15:48 BST

One way to effectively build and maintain organizational resilience on an enterprise level is creating a cyber security program that repels and recovers from cyber attacks, following the Four Rs of Resilience: Robustness, Redundancy, Resourcefulness, and Rapidity. For our purposes with regards to WannaCry, let’s focus on just two factors: Robustness and Redundancy.

Most people are ill-equipped to deal with ransomware

Most people are ill-equipped to deal with ransomware

News   •   May 19, 2017 12:05 BST

Last week's ransomware attack, which affected 200,000 computer systems in 150 countries and crippled hospitals across the United Kingdom, is a frightening reminder of how much damage can be done by this type of malicious cyber attack. However, a new survey reveals that most people are ill equipped to deal with such an attack.

Building resilience by improving cyber security

Building resilience by improving cyber security

News   •   May 17, 2017 17:00 BST

In a new paper published by the Business Continuity Institute – Building resilience by improving cyber security – it is revealed that several activities which many of us perform out of habit could be making our organizations more vulnerable to the cyber threat, and identifies six simple steps that each of us can take to help improve security.

Cyber resilience is critical in the digital age

Cyber resilience is critical in the digital age

Blog posts   •   May 17, 2017 11:22 BST

As business enters the digital age, cyber resilience must become a regular agenda item for boards and excos. Nobody can identify and prepare for all the risks that threaten ICT systems, so it is essential that security and risk mitigation measures are part of a wider programme to ensure that the organisation can detect a cyber attack, respond appropriately and recover operational functionality.

We’re not going to say I told you so… but we did tell you

We’re not going to say I told you so… but we did tell you

Blog posts   •   May 16, 2017 10:25 BST

“Maybe you are busy looking for a way to recover your files but do not waste your time. Nobody can recover your files without our decryption service”. This is what users infected by the WannaCry virus read on their screens having accidentally let the malware in.

Business continuity is what will pull your business through during a cyber attack

Business continuity is what will pull your business through during a cyber attack

Press Releases   •   May 15, 2017 22:22 BST

Despite the Wanna Decryptor ransomware attack affecting a reported 200,000 systems across over 150 countries, and despite the tales of disaster we are reading about in the media, the encouraging news from many organizations is that their business continuity process is preventing a disruption from turning into a crisis.

NHS Trusts in England hit by ransomware attacks

NHS Trusts in England hit by ransomware attacks

Blog posts   •   May 12, 2017 17:36 BST

​NHS services across England have been hit by an IT failure caused by a significant cyber attack, with Trusts and hospitals in London, Blackburn, Nottingham, Cumbria and Hertfordshire all affected. Some GP surgeries have shut down their phone and IT systems while Accident and Emergency Departments have told people not to attend unless it is a real emergency.

Setting the standard for business continuity and resilience across Europe

Setting the standard for business continuity and resilience across Europe

News   •   May 12, 2017 12:08 BST

At an Awards Ceremony at the Principal Hotel in Edinburgh, Scotland last night, the Business Continuity Institute presented its annual European Awards to recognise the individuals and organizations who have excelled in the field of business continuity and resilience throughout the year.

Small businesses compromising on cyber security

Small businesses compromising on cyber security

News   •   May 11, 2017 19:46 BST

More than two-thirds (70%) of IT managers at small and medium sized enterprises say budget considerations have forced them to compromise on security features when purchasing endpoint security, according to a survey by ​VIPRE.