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The desktop exercise - a wasted opportunity?

The desktop exercise - a wasted opportunity?

News   •   Dec 19, 2016 08:57 GMT

In the latest edition of the Business Continuity Institute's Working Paper Series, Luke Bird MBCI focuses on improving desktop exercises, and poses numerous challenges to business continuity practitioners, suggesting concrete, actionable recommendations to enable organizations to obtain more value out of these exercises.

Communicating in a crisis

Communicating in a crisis

News   •   Dec 14, 2016 11:45 GMT

In our globally connected world, most organizations have staff that travel overseas, making it more important than ever for those organizations to have an effective emergency communications plan in place in order to contact geographically dispersed staff during a crisis.

Confidence in ability to assess cyber risk in decline

Confidence in ability to assess cyber risk in decline

News   •   Dec 09, 2016 09:38 GMT

Confidence among security practitioners in their organization's ability to asses cyber risk is in decline as global cyber security confidence fell six points over 2016 to earn an overall score of 70%, a 'C-' on the report card. This is according to a new study by Tenable Network Security,

James McAlister FBCI takes the helm at the Business Continuity Institute

James McAlister FBCI takes the helm at the Business Continuity Institute

News   •   Dec 05, 2016 16:26 GMT

At the most recent meeting of the Business Continuity Institute's Board of Directors, James McAlister FBCI formally became the new Chairman of the BCI, taking over from David James-Brown FBCI whose two years in office have come to an end.

Tim Janes elected Vice Chair of the Business Continuity Institute

Tim Janes elected Vice Chair of the Business Continuity Institute

News   •   Nov 22, 2016 17:03 GMT

The Business Continuity Institute is delighted to announce that Tim Janes Hon. FBCI will be the new Vice Chair of the Board of Directors at the Institute, as voted for by his fellow members of the Global Membership Council. Tim takes over from James McAlister FBCI who becomes Chair following the end of David James-Brown FBCI’s two years in charge.

Two thirds of organizations aren't prepared to recover from a cyber attack

Two thirds of organizations aren't prepared to recover from a cyber attack

News   •   Nov 21, 2016 16:35 GMT

Two thirds of organizations aren’t prepared to recover from a cyber attack, according to a new study by the Ponemon Institute on behalf of Resilient (an IBM Company), and only a third of organizations feel they have a high level of cyber resilience.

Political risks are on the rise

Political risks are on the rise

News   •   Nov 18, 2016 16:36 GMT

There has been a dramatic increase in political risk according to a new study carried out by Sword Active Risk, and this has largely been attributed to the outcome of the UK Brexit vote and the US Presidential election.

Organizations lacking in workplace recovery options

Organizations lacking in workplace recovery options

News   •   Nov 14, 2016 16:35 GMT

A disconnect exists between business continuity professionals and end users when it comes to workplace recovery, according to a report published by the ​Business Continuity Institute and supported by ​Regus Workplace Recovery.

ContinuitySA inducted into the BCI Hall of Fame

ContinuitySA inducted into the BCI Hall of Fame

News   •   Nov 11, 2016 15:20 GMT

The Business Continuity Institute is pleased to announce that the latest inductee to the Hall of Fame is ContinuitySA, the winners of three consecutive Business Continuity Provider of the Year Awards at the BCI Africa Awards.

Celebrating the best in business continuity and resilience from across the world

Celebrating the best in business continuity and resilience from across the world

News   •   Nov 10, 2016 16:27 GMT

At a Gala Dinner at the Novotel London West Hotel, the Business Continuity Institute presented its annual Global Awards to recognise the individuals and organizations who have excelled throughout the year.

​Counting the cost of supply chain disruption

​Counting the cost of supply chain disruption

News   •   Nov 08, 2016 17:26 GMT

One in three organizations have experienced cumulative losses of over €1 million during the last year as a result of supply chain disruptions. That is according to the Supply Chain Resilience Report published by the Business Continuity Institute and supported by Zurich Insurance Group.

Daisy launch ‘Continuum’ – rebooting business continuity with ‘always available’ service capability

Daisy launch ‘Continuum’ – rebooting business continuity with ‘always available’ service capability

News   •   Nov 08, 2016 13:32 GMT

​Daisy are Platinum Sponsors of the BCI World Conference where you can visit them on Stand 47 to find out more about ‘Continuum from Daisy’. The ​BCI World Conference and Exhibition takes place on the 8th and 9th November at the Novotel London West Hotel.

Significant disconnect between C-Suite and disaster recovery professionals

Significant disconnect between C-Suite and disaster recovery professionals

News   •   Nov 04, 2016 15:41 GMT

When it comes to assessing an organization’s ability to recover from a disaster, a significant disconnect exists between C-Suite executives and IT professionals. While nearly 7 in 10 CEOs, CFOs or COOs feel their organization is very prepared to recover from a disaster, according to a study by Evolve IP, less than half of IT pros (44.5%) are as confident.

BSI to sponsor the BCI Gala Dinner

BSI to sponsor the BCI Gala Dinner

News   •   Nov 02, 2016 16:30 GMT

The Business Continuity Institute is delighted that BSI, the business standards company, is to be the main sponsor of the BCI Gala Dinner at the Novotel London West Hotel on the 8th November, an event that will see the presentation of the BCI's Global Awards.

Investment in preparedness needed prior to disruptive events

Investment in preparedness needed prior to disruptive events

News   •   Oct 31, 2016 12:37 GMT

The ravages of Hurricane Matthew, the costliest Atlantic hurricane since Superstorm Sandy, are prompting businesses to rethink their natural hazards preparedness. More than one in four respondents to a survey of employees in the areas affected by the storm claimed they believe their companies will increase investment in this area.

The effect of pandemic transmission speed on business continuity

The effect of pandemic transmission speed on business continuity

News   •   Oct 28, 2016 09:51 BST

Ebola, Bird Flu, Swine Flu, SARS. There have been several times in recent years when the news headlines have been filled with stories of pandemics occurring in some part of the world, or at least are threatening to. Some never materialise into anything more substantial than a threat, but the fear of the potential impact still remains.

Customers turning away from breached organizations

Customers turning away from breached organizations

News   •   Oct 27, 2016 09:41 BST

What is the long term impact of a data breach? A study conducted by Thales e-Security has showed that the vast majority of people would reduce or eliminate the use of an organization’s products or services following a data breach, and only 16% of respondents would continue to use an organization’s products or services as usual.

Disruptions proving costly to small businesses

Disruptions proving costly to small businesses

News   •   Oct 21, 2016 14:54 BST

​More than half a million small businesses in the UK have been forced to halt trading due to a disruption in the last two years, according to new research by small business insurer ​Direct Line for Business.

Half of Alberta SMEs in need of a business continuity plan

Half of Alberta SMEs in need of a business continuity plan

News   •   Oct 19, 2016 15:06 BST

When it comes to business continuity planning in Alberta, Canada, even though 78% of small to medium sized enterprises believe a continuity plan is important, less than half (47%) have actually developed one. Of those SMEs that do not have a plan, 62% said that it simply wasn’t a priority. This is according to a report published by ATB Financial.

How Regus is revolutionising workplace recovery

How Regus is revolutionising workplace recovery

News   •   Oct 14, 2016 09:42 BST

Regus Wor​kplace Recovery, provider of an award-winning Workplace Recovery solutions, are Gold Sponsors of the BCI World Conference where you can visit them on Stand 35 to find out more about their unique offer. The BCI World Conference and Exhibition takes place on the 8th and 9th November at the Novotel London West Hotel.