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Insider and third-party access rank as top cyber threats

Insider and third-party access rank as top cyber threats

News   •   May 10, 2017 11:05 BST

Despite rising awareness of the threats posed by users with privileged access permissions, most organizations still allow a myriad of internal and external parties to access their most valuable systems and data. Many are placing trust in both employees and third parties without a proven means of managing, controlling, and monitoring the access they have to critical systems and networks.

Social engineering is a top cause of cyber incidents

Social engineering is a top cause of cyber incidents

Blog posts   •   May 09, 2017 14:47 BST

Sonny Sehgal and Adam Blake, from Crises Control partners Transputec and ThreatSpike, will be talking about the social engineering threat in their webinar on ​cyber security and the insider threat during Business Continuity Awareness Week 2017 on Tuesday 16th May.

Managing the supply chain

Managing the supply chain

News   •   May 09, 2017 08:32 BST

Has your organization experienced a disruption to its supply chain? What were the causes and consequences of those disruptions? Help inform our next Supply Chain Resilience Report by taking a few minutes to complete the survey, and be in with a chance of winning a £100 Amazon gift card.

Organizations worldwide fear non-compliance with GDPR could put them out of business

Organizations worldwide fear non-compliance with GDPR could put them out of business

News   •   May 05, 2017 12:38 BST

The vast majority of organizations worldwide (86%) are concerned that a failure to adhere to the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) could have a major negative impact on their business, according to a study by Veritas Technol​ogies. Nearly 20% said they fear that non-compliance could put them out of business.

Lax cyber security as workers blindly open email attachments

Lax cyber security as workers blindly open email attachments

News   •   May 04, 2017 16:53 BST

​Lax approaches to popular threats such as email attachments, and inadequate threat-awareness, poor work-practices and out-of-date technology, are exposing organizations to hacking, ransomware and zero-day attacks, says a report published by ​Glasswall Solutions.

Sungard Availability Services to sponsor the BCI European Awards

Sungard Availability Services to sponsor the BCI European Awards

News   •   May 03, 2017 15:15 BST

Sungard Availability Services, one the of the world's leading providers of managed IT services, information availability consulting services, business continuity management software and disaster recovery services, are demonstrating their commitment to the industry by sponsoring the Business Continuity Institute's annual European Awards.

Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe to deliver keynote speech at the BCI World Conference

Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe to deliver keynote speech at the BCI World Conference

Press Releases   •   May 02, 2017 17:15 BST

​In what will be one of his first speeches since departing his role as the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe will be delivering the keynote speech at the ​BCI World Conference at the Novotel London West Hotel in November.

Organizations leaving sensitive files accessible to all employees

Organizations leaving sensitive files accessible to all employees

News   •   Apr 28, 2017 10:42 BST

​There is an alarming level of exposure for corporate and sensitive files across organizations, including an average of 20% of folders per organization open to every employee, according to a new study conducted by ​Varonis.

Cyber espionage and ransomware attacks are on the increase

Cyber espionage and ransomware attacks are on the increase

News   •   Apr 27, 2017 11:12 BST

Cyber espionage is now the most common type of attack seen in manufacturing, the public sector and education, warns Verizon's latest Data Breach Investigations Report. Much of this is due to the high proliferation of propriety research, prototypes and confidential personal data, which are hot-ticket items for cyber criminals.

Cyber security is a ‘people problem’

Cyber security is a ‘people problem’

News   •   Apr 26, 2017 10:28 BST

Over 80% of security professionals identify ‘people’ as the industry’s biggest challenge, as opposed to technology and processes, according to the results of the second annual survey from the Institute of Information Security Professionals (IISP).

Cyber security put on the back burner

Cyber security put on the back burner

News   •   Apr 25, 2017 12:49 BST

A worrying number of UK businesses have no formal plan to protect them from cyber attack and there has been no improvement from a year ago, according to a study conducted jointly by the Institute of Directors and Barclays.

An objective review...

An objective review...

Blog posts   •   Apr 24, 2017 09:51 BST

It’s important to keep our business continuity plans up to date. That almost goes without saying. But what, exactly, do we mean by keeping our plans up to date? Most organisations with a business continuity plan will assign someone to review it periodically - in particular, to check that the names and contact details of the various team members are kept up to date. Which is an important activity.

Employees too willing to share sensitive information

Employees too willing to share sensitive information

News   •   Apr 21, 2017 09:48 BST

Not only are many employees likely to share confidential information, but they are doing so without proper data security protocols in place or in mind, according to a new study by ​Dell. Today's workforce is caught between two imperatives: be productive and efficient on the job, and maintain the security of the organization's data.

​Crisis management – it’s about people not process

​Crisis management – it’s about people not process

Blog posts   •   Apr 20, 2017 11:29 BST

We have recently seen how quickly a crisis can impact on a business if not managed correctly by placing people at the heart of a crisis response. The appalling treatment of a United Airlines passenger and the subsequent response from the company, showed a complete disregard for the very people who pay the wages, its customers.

Almost half of UK firms hit by cyber breach or attack in the past year

Almost half of UK firms hit by cyber breach or attack in the past year

News   •   Apr 19, 2017 16:22 BST

Businesses large and small are being urged to protect themselves against cyber crime after new Government statistics found nearly half of all UK businesses suffered a cyber breach or attack during the previous year.

Understanding the terminology of business continuity

Understanding the terminology of business continuity

News   •   Apr 13, 2017 17:11 BST

Ever wondered what different terms or acronyms relating to business continuity mean? The ​Business Continuity Institute is pleased to announce the creation of the joint BCI DRJ Glossary of Business Continuity Terms.

SMEs underfunding cyber security

SMEs underfunding cyber security

News   •   Apr 13, 2017 10:46 BST

The vast majority of small to medium sized enterprises (86%) have less than a tenth of their total IT budget allocated to cyber security, while 75% have between zero and two IT security staff members, according to the results of a survey by EiQ Networks.

Win with Business Continuity Awareness Week

Win with Business Continuity Awareness Week

News   •   Apr 10, 2017 14:13 BST

Business Continuity Awareness Week is now only a little over a month away and we would really like you to get involved. To help incentivize you, this year we are launching two competitions, each one giving you the chance to win a £250 Amazon gift card.

​ISO publishes 22316:2017 – Security and resilience - Organizational resilience - Principles and attributes

​ISO publishes 22316:2017 – Security and resilience - Organizational resilience - Principles and attributes

News   •   Apr 06, 2017 14:54 BST

The International Organization for Standardization has recently published a new standard that provides guidance to enhance organizational resilience for any size or type of organization. This international standard - ISO 22316:2017 - defines organizational resilience as: “the ability of an organization to absorb and adapt in a changing environment”.

Our deep misunderstanding of time in preparedness planning

Our deep misunderstanding of time in preparedness planning

News   •   Apr 05, 2017 16:46 BST

It seems impossible to think about preparedness planning without thinking about time. Time is often at the very heart of any discussion of business continuity and IT disaster recovery. Nonetheless, there are deep flaws in the continued attempts to incorporate it into preparedness planning. These flaws lead to frustrated participants, disengaged managers, wasted effort and dubious outcomes.