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Organizations lacking confidence when it comes to data breach preparedness

Organizations lacking confidence when it comes to data breach preparedness

News   •   Oct 07, 2016 15:34 BST

Despite most organizations having a data breach preparedness plan in place, only a quarter of organizations are confident in their ability to minimize the financial and reputational consequences of such a breach. These findings are according to a study carried out by the Ponemon Institute on behalf of Experian.

Irish companies waiting too long to retrieve essential business data

Irish companies waiting too long to retrieve essential business data

News   •   Sep 30, 2016 15:14 BST

Irish businesses can expect to wait an average of 40 hours to recover mission critical data that has been lost. That is according to a new study carried out by Datapac, which looked at how organizations are managing the increasing demands placed on their technology infrastructures and business continuity systems.

Three quarters of companies feel secure from digital threats

Three quarters of companies feel secure from digital threats

News   •   Sep 29, 2016 09:47 BST

Increasingly, businesses are moving critical infrastructure online, making them more vulnerable to digital threats, but despite this, a new study by TalkTalk has shown that even though there has been an increased concern cyber security over the last year, and an increased spend on it, there is still a high degree of complacency, with few common practices in response to this threat.

SMEs waken to cyber risks and reputational damage

SMEs waken to cyber risks and reputational damage

News   •   Sep 27, 2016 16:04 BST

The risks posed by cyber attacks and reputational damage are increasingly worrying small and medium-sized enterprises according to Zurich Insurance Group’s third annual global SME survey. Among respondents, concerns about cybercrime have almost tripled since 2013 (11% vs 4%), while worries about reputational damage have also increased (14% vs 8% three years ago).

The riskiest countries in the world

The riskiest countries in the world

News   •   Sep 15, 2016 16:41 BST

Inadequate infrastructure and weak logistic chains substantially increase the risk that an extreme natural event will become a disaster. This is a core finding of the World Risk Report 2016, produced by the Institute for Environment and Human Security at the United Nations University and the Bündnis Entwicklung Hilft – Gemeinsam für Menschen in Not, in cooperation with the University of Stuttgart.

Recognising resilience across Australasia

Recognising resilience across Australasia

News   •   Sep 11, 2016 23:30 BST

At an Awards Ceremony at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney, the Business Continuity Institute presented its annual Australasian Awards to recognise the individuals and organizations who have excelled throughout the year.

The best of business continuity in Africa

The best of business continuity in Africa

News   •   Sep 09, 2016 09:48 BST

At a Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony at the Hilton Hotel Sandton in Johannesburg, coinciding with the inaugural BCI Africa Conference and Exhibition, the Business Continuity Institute presented its annual Africa Awards to recognize the individuals and organizations who have excelled throughout the year.

Bucks New University bestows honorary award on BCI Executive Director

Bucks New University bestows honorary award on BCI Executive Director

News   •   Sep 08, 2016 12:22 BST

​In recognition of her outstanding contribution to the business continuity and resilience industry, the outgoing Executive Director of the ​Business Continuity Institute - Lorraine Darke - was awarded an Honorary Masters degree by ​Buckinghamshire New University at a graduation ceremony at the Wycombe Swan Theatre.

What does the future hold for business continuity and resilience professionals?

What does the future hold for business continuity and resilience professionals?

News   •   Sep 07, 2016 11:19 BST

The growing emphasis on resilience at an operational and organizational level has led many people to consider what the future holds for professionals in business continuity and resilience roles. In recent years, the ​Business Continuity Institute and ​PwC have both been discussing this issue at great lengths, but would like to understand more about what those in the profession think too.

Organizations still unprepared for active shooter incidents

Organizations still unprepared for active shooter incidents

News   •   Sep 02, 2016 11:06 BST

Organizations across the world are overwhelmingly concerned about violent acts occurring in the workplace, particularly events such as active shooter incidents, but despite that concern, the majority are still not properly prepared for one taking place. This is according to a new study carried out by Everbridge and EMS Solutions.

Business continuity professionals excelling across Asia

Business continuity professionals excelling across Asia

News   •   Aug 26, 2016 15:36 BST

At an Awards Ceremony at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre in Singapore, where the Asia Risk and Resilience Conference was taking place, the Business Continuity Institute presented its annual Asia Awards to recognize the individuals and organizations who have excelled throughout the year.

IBM become gold sponsors of the BCI World Conference and Exhibition

IBM become gold sponsors of the BCI World Conference and Exhibition

News   •   Aug 23, 2016 16:34 BST

The Business Continuity Institute is delighted that IBM, the world's largest IT and consulting services company, is to be a gold sponsor of the BCI World Conference and Exhibition at the Novotel London West Hotel on the 8th and 9th November.

Raising awareness of cyber resilience

Raising awareness of cyber resilience

News   •   Aug 17, 2016 09:24 BST

Save the date in your diary. Business Continuity Awareness Week 2017 will be held between the 15th and 19th May 2017, and the theme for the week will be cyber resilience. Think about how you could get involved, and how you will help to raise awareness of the need for business continuity and the importance of cyber resilience.

Securing IT equipment in the workplace

Securing IT equipment in the workplace

News   •   Aug 16, 2016 12:12 BST

Most people (clearly not all given the results of this study) are often very protective of their laptops, tablets and smartphones when they're out and about, and that's no surprise given that most thefts of these devices occur when they are so. According to a new study by Kensington, a quarter of thefts take place in cars or other transportation, 15% in airports and hotels, and 12% in restaurants.

New Executive Director at the Business Continuity Institute

New Executive Director at the Business Continuity Institute

News   •   Aug 12, 2016 14:56 BST

The Business Continuity Institute is delighted to welcome David Thorp as its new Executive Director, taking over from Lorraine Darke who steps down at the end of the year in order to enjoy an early retirement after 12 years at the BCI.

PwC to headline sponsor the BCI World Conference and Exhibition

PwC to headline sponsor the BCI World Conference and Exhibition

News   •   Aug 10, 2016 16:51 BST

The Business Continuity Institute is delighted that PwC, the UK's leading provider of integrated governance, risk and regulatory compliance services, is to be the headline sponsor of the BCI World Conference and Exhibition at the Novotel London West Hotel on the 8th and 9th November.

Greater investment needed in information security

Greater investment needed in information security

News   •   Aug 10, 2016 10:36 BST

​Cyber security remains a critical business challenge and a growing concern with a potentially devastating impact on company brands and bottom lines. Even though the ramifications of a cyber security incident can be damaging, both financially and reputationally, many cyber security executives indicate that information protection may not be the strategic corporate imperative that it should be.

Peter Brouggy appointed Chair of the BCI 20/20 Think Tank Australasian Group

Peter Brouggy appointed Chair of the BCI 20/20 Think Tank Australasian Group

News   •   Aug 05, 2016 06:00 BST

The Business Continuity Institute is delighted to announce that Peter Brouggy (Hon.) FBCI has been appointed as the new Chairman of BCI 20/20 Think Tank Australasian Group, a group designed to drive thought leadership across the business continuity and resilience industry.

Business disruption in France highest in Europe

Business disruption in France highest in Europe

News   •   Aug 04, 2016 14:39 BST

​Civil unrest is significantly more disruptive to business in France than in any other western economy, reveals a new global index released by ​Verisk Maplecroft, which rates the country ‘high risk’ alongside emerging markets such as Brazil and South Africa. With a deep-rooted culture of political protest and strikes, the country is ranked 16th most at risk globally in the Civil Unrest Index.

Communication failures are the number one reason to invoke recovery services

Communication failures are the number one reason to invoke recovery services

News   •   Aug 02, 2016 12:01 BST

Communication issues have, for the first time ever, been named as the top reason for UK businesses to invoke recovery services, according to a new study by Sungard Availability Services. Having increased by a third, issues arising from communications-related failures now account for over 25% of all total invocations.