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Britain’s businesses urged to better protect themselves from cyber criminals

Britain’s businesses urged to better protect themselves from cyber criminals

News   •   May 13, 2016 08:41 BST

Britain’s businesses are being urged to better protect themselves from cyber criminals after research by the UK government into cyber security found two thirds of large businesses experienced a cyber breach or attack in the past year.

Three quarters of organizations globally experienced DDoS attacks

Three quarters of organizations globally experienced DDoS attacks

News   •   Apr 29, 2016 16:08 BST

During 2015, 73% of organizations across the globe experienced a DDoS attack with 45% of organizations reporting the installation of a virus or malware, according to a study by Neustar. This is perhaps a sign that attackers are interested in causing ongoing harm, a fact that should be a warning call for every organization with a digital presence.

The global reach of the Business Continuity Institute

The global reach of the Business Continuity Institute

News   •   Apr 27, 2016 11:04 BST

In its 22 year history, the Business Continuity Institute has grown to become a truly global organization, and this is clearly reflected in the Institute’s membership demographics which show that now only 40% of members come from the UK where the organization was founded.

Responding to the resilience challenge

Responding to the resilience challenge

News   •   Apr 25, 2016 16:58 BST

In ‘Responding to the resilience challenge’, it is shown how business continuity practitioners can play their part in overcoming the challenge they face by using their unique understanding of value creation within an organization to influence governance and promote informed decision making.

2015: Europe's most lethal year for terrorism in a decade

2015: Europe's most lethal year for terrorism in a decade

News   •   Apr 13, 2016 14:42 BST

2015 was the most lethal year for terrorist violence in Europe in nearly a decade as terrorists increasingly target private citizens and public gatherings, according to a study by Aon Risk Solutions. This marks the first net increase in global terrorism risk ratings since 2013, with the risk ratings of 18 countries experiencing an increase and 13 countries seeing a decrease.

How cyber resilient is your organization?

How cyber resilient is your organization?

News   •   Apr 11, 2016 12:30 BST

The latest Horizon Scan Report published by the Business Continuity Institute showed just how big the cyber threat is, with cyber attacks ranking as the number one concern to business continuity professionals for the second successive year, and data breach moving up to the number two spot.

UK businesses not fully prepared for the Modern Slavery Act

UK businesses not fully prepared for the Modern Slavery Act

News   •   Mar 31, 2016 15:22 BST

From the 1st April this year, the Modern Slavery Act comes into force in the UK and businesses with a turnover of £36 million or more will be required to make an annual statement setting out the steps they have taken to stamp out slave and child labour from their supply chains.

Majority of SMBs report that IT downtime could result in catastrophic loss

Majority of SMBs report that IT downtime could result in catastrophic loss

News   •   Mar 24, 2016 16:09 GMT

Small and medium sized businesses are increasingly focused on disaster recovery readiness, with as many as 84% noting that several days of IT downtime would result in moderate to catastrophic costs and loss. To make sure they are covered in the event of a disaster, more than half (53%) rely on more than one DR method to 'hedge their bets' to ensure recoverability.

Threats to the supply chain

Threats to the supply chain

News   •   Mar 24, 2016 10:07 GMT

​Theft, conflict, weather, labour unrest are all impacting on our supply chains and costing tens of billions of dollars each year, according to the ​Supply Chain Risk Exposure Evaluation Network published by ​BSI.

South Asia struggles to build resilience

South Asia struggles to build resilience

News   •   Mar 23, 2016 14:12 GMT

1.4 billion people in South Asia, 81% of the region’s population, are acutely exposed to at least one type of natural hazard and live in areas considered to have insufficient resources to cope with and rebound from an extreme event, according to a new study by Verisk Maplecroft.

Organizations ill-equipped to manage the risks posed by third parties

Organizations ill-equipped to manage the risks posed by third parties

News   •   Mar 18, 2016 16:37 GMT

Almost nine in 10 (87%) organizations have faced a disruptive incident involving third parties in the last three years, with incidents including loss of data by a third party, or failure to deliver a service or product on time. The new study by ​Delo​itte also highlighted the increasing frequency and impact of these disruptions.

Don't be held to ransom

Don't be held to ransom

News   •   Mar 18, 2016 10:56 GMT

​The threat of ransomware is rapidly growing with 43% of IT consultants in a survey by ​Intermedia reporting they have had customers fall victim to an attack. 48% saw an increase in ransomware related support inquiries and 59% of respondents expect the number of attacks to increase this year.

The rising threat of a product recall

The rising threat of a product recall

News   •   Mar 17, 2016 14:49 GMT

The number of product recalls in the UK jumped by 26% to a new high of 310 in 2014/15 from 245 in 2013/14 according to a new study by law firm RPC.

A shining light to business continuity professionals in North America

A shining light to business continuity professionals in North America

News   •   Mar 15, 2016 20:32 GMT

At DRJ Spring World earlier today, the Business Continuity Institute presented its annual North America Awards to recognize the outstanding contribution of business continuity and resilience professionals and organizations across the region.

Digital business requires digital business continuity

Digital business requires digital business continuity

News   •   Mar 03, 2016 15:17 GMT

In the latest edition of the Business Continuity Institute's Working Paper Series, Rudy Muls MBCI draws from his extensive experience to relate cyber resilience to its implications on business continuity practice. He further demonstrates possible opportunities for business continuity professionals to collaborate with their information security counterparts.

Promoting Business Continuity Awareness Week

Promoting Business Continuity Awareness Week

News   •   Mar 02, 2016 16:35 GMT

We are only a few months away from Business Continuity Awareness Week and now we have published the posters that will be used to promote the week. The theme this year is return on investment, so all four posters display the message discover the value of business continuity, as ultimately we want to get the message across that business continuity can have additional benefits.

The rules of business continuity

The rules of business continuity

News   •   Mar 01, 2016 15:03 GMT

Why do we have business continuity management programmes? Is it because we want to make sure our organizations are able to respond to a disruption? Probably yes! It is common sense that we would want to be prepared for any future crisis.

The Business Continuity Institute's position statement on organizational resilience

The Business Continuity Institute's position statement on organizational resilience

News   •   Feb 15, 2016 16:47 GMT

In recent years, there has been a significant amount of attention given to the concept of organizational resilience across the business continuity industry. Much of the debate has focused on the principles and practice of organizational resilience, and how this relates to the established business continuity management discipline.

The increasing likelihood of a data breach

The increasing likelihood of a data breach

News   •   Feb 11, 2016 17:01 GMT

How likely are you to suffer an unwanted intrusion within your IT systems? The majority of business decision makers admit their organization will suffer an information security breach, and that the cost of recovery could start from around $1 million. This is according to a new report by NTT Com Security.

Launch of a new Business Continuity Institute India Chapter

Launch of a new Business Continuity Institute India Chapter

News   •   Feb 09, 2016 09:56 GMT

The Business Continuity Institute is delighted to announce that the board has approved the formation of a new BCI India Chapter which becomes the 10th BCI chapter worldwide. The formation of this chapter builds on the work of the existing Indian BCI forums in Chennai, Mumbai, Bangalore and New Delhi, and will create new opportunities to raise the awareness of business continuity in the region.