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Cultural issues are the number one obstacle to digital transformation

Cultural issues are the number one obstacle to digital transformation

News   •   Jun 13, 2017 14:47 BST

When looking at the potential threats that could disrupt our organizations, it is often physical or virtual events that we first think of – adverse weather, supply chain failure, cyber attack, pandemic. But while we often consider an event or occurrence to be disruptive, do we also consider a lack of activity to be disruptive?

Improving our understanding of information security

Improving our understanding of information security

News   •   Jun 12, 2017 14:47 BST

Data is of incredible value to our organizations. The more we have, the more we can discover about our customers and our market. The more we know about these, the more we can fine tune our products and services to meet their precise needs. Of course that data doesn't just have a value to our own organizations, it also has a value to others, and that is why we need to make sure it is protected.

Cyber attacks are on the rise, but resource constraints persist

Cyber attacks are on the rise, but resource constraints persist

News   •   Jun 09, 2017 09:05 BST

New and evolving threats combined with persistent resource challenges limit organizations’ abilities to defend against cyber intrusions, with 80% of security leaders believing it is likely their enterprise will experience a cyber attack this year. Despite this, many organizations are struggling to keep pace with the threat environment.

UK corporate confidence in cyber protection contrasts with lack of employee awareness of the threats

UK corporate confidence in cyber protection contrasts with lack of employee awareness of the threats

News   •   Jun 08, 2017 17:02 BST

Two-thirds of UK businesses believe their organization to be highly protected from attempts by outsiders to gain access to their systems and data, and a similar proportion maintain they have the right processes in place to adequately react to privacy and security threats.

Diplomatic tensions disrupting Qatari supply chains

Diplomatic tensions disrupting Qatari supply chains

News   •   Jun 08, 2017 09:39 BST

When we're developing our business continuity programmes, do we consider political rows a threat to our organization? Do we consider whether a dispute between countries could filter down and affect us?

Manifestos hide truth about Brexit

Manifestos hide truth about Brexit

News   •   Jun 07, 2017 09:56 BST

​The Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrats’ manifestos all ignore the true potential impact of Brexit, a new report by academics from ​The UK in a Changing Europe shows. Brexit may impose significant economic costs, at least in the short-term, yet all the parties make pledges as if the post-Brexit world will be a case of business as usual.

CEOs considered the greatest risk to enterprise security

CEOs considered the greatest risk to enterprise security

News   •   Jun 06, 2017 18:03 BST

4 in 10 organizations believe that C-level executives, including the CEO, are most at risk of being hacked when working outside of the office, according to a new study by ​iPass. Cafes and coffee shops were ranked the number one high-risk venue by 42% of respondents, from a list also including airports (30%), hotels (16%), exhibition centers (7%) and airplanes (4%).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.