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What happens when telecommunications fail during a disaster?

What happens when telecommunications fail during a disaster?

News   •   Sep 22, 2017 09:00 BST

One of the problems being faced by those affected by Hurricane Maria in the Caribbean is a wide-scale loss of communications. During a crisis, what are the repercussions of limited communications?

Has exercising helped Mexico in the wake of a real-life disaster?

Has exercising helped Mexico in the wake of a real-life disaster?

News   •   Sep 20, 2017 11:28 BST

Mexico is waking up to widespread disruption and damage following a 7.1 magnitude earthquake. As this disaster becomes a reality with uncanny resemblance to their most recent exercise, how are local, state and federal authorities responding?

The importance of staff welfare during a disaster

The importance of staff welfare during a disaster

News   •   Sep 14, 2017 12:24 BST

Staff welfare is ensuring that your staff not only feel supported during a disruption, but that they understand their roles and responsibilities during a disaster. If employees and stakeholders aren’t supported and their needs not met, can an organization guarantee that they will respond proactively to a disaster?

What can we do to reduce the disruption of natural disasters?

What can we do to reduce the disruption of natural disasters?

News   •   Sep 08, 2017 12:00 BST

In the news, we see posts about terrorism, unstable financial markets and pandemics, however of late, natural disasters appear to be taking centre stage. Whilst continuing business during a disaster may seem like a low priority for communities, the reality is that the quicker businesses can start supplying products and services to the community, the quicker the area can begin to recover on a whole

 Hurricane Harvey 2017. Have lessons been learned?

Hurricane Harvey 2017. Have lessons been learned?

News   •   Aug 31, 2017 09:00 BST

​On Friday 25th August 2017, Hurricane Harvey hit Texas, in the USA. The natural disaster has brought record levels of rainfall causing widespread flooding. Could anything be done better at this stage of the crisis?

Shortlist announced for the BCI Americas Awards

Shortlist announced for the BCI Americas Awards

News   •   Aug 22, 2017 16:57 BST

The Business Continuity Institute is pleased to announce the shortlist for its Americas Awards, an annual celebration of the best, brightest and most innovative in the business continuity and resilience industry across the region. The awards are due to be presented at DRJ's Fall World in Phoenix, Arizona on the 19th September.

Shortlist announced for the BCI Africa Awards

Shortlist announced for the BCI Africa Awards

News   •   Aug 17, 2017 10:00 BST

The Business Continuity Institute is pleased to announce the shortlist for its Africa Awards, an annual celebration of the best, brightest and most innovative in the business continuity and resilience industry across the region. The awards are due to be presented at a ceremony at a Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony in Johannesburg on the 12th September.

Business Continuity Institute research to influence academic teaching at Cranfield University

Business Continuity Institute research to influence academic teaching at Cranfield University

News   •   Aug 16, 2017 09:13 BST

Such is the high calibre of the Business Continuity Institute’s research output, that its latest publication – the 2017 Cyber Resilience Report – is to be used as part of the teaching programme by Cranfield University, the UK’s only exclusively postgraduate university, and a global leader for education and transformational research in technology and management.

Shortlist announced for the BCI India Awards

Shortlist announced for the BCI India Awards

News   •   Aug 16, 2017 06:00 BST

​The Business Continuity Institute is pleased to announce the shortlist for its ​India Awards, an annual celebration of the best, brightest and most innovative in the business continuity and resilience industry across the region. The awards are due to be presented at a ceremony at Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony in Bengaluru on the 8th September.

Shortlist announced for the BCI Australasian Awards

Shortlist announced for the BCI Australasian Awards

News   •   Aug 15, 2017 01:00 BST

The Business Continuity Institute is pleased to announce the shortlist for its Australasian Awards, an annual celebration of the best, brightest and most innovative in the business continuity and resilience industry across the region. The awards are due to be presented at a ceremony at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney on the 31st August.

Stronger cyber resilience culture needed to combat the digital threat

Stronger cyber resilience culture needed to combat the digital threat

News   •   Jun 27, 2017 10:41 BST

With phishing and social engineering maintaining their position as the top driver of cyber disruptions, there is a need for a stronger cyber resilience culture across organizations, and a focus on the human aspects of the threat. This is one of the key findings of the ​Cyber Resilience Report, published today by the ​Business Continuity Institute.

Understanding the legal obligations behind business continuity

Understanding the legal obligations behind business continuity

News   •   Jun 21, 2017 09:14 BST

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

Shortlist announced for the BCI Middle East Awards

Shortlist announced for the BCI Middle East Awards

News   •   Jun 15, 2017 15:59 BST

The Business Continuity Institute is pleased to announce the shortlist for its Middle East Awards, an annual celebration of the best, brightest and most innovative in the business continuity and resilience industry across the region. The awards are due to be presented at ceremony in the UAE later this year.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

What does the future hold for Business Continuity Management professionals?

What does the future hold for Business Continuity Management professionals?

News   •   Feb 22, 2017 16:43 GMT

With an increasing volume of conversation taking place around the concept of ‘organizational resilience’, business continuity management professionals are taking advantage of this to expand their own remit and improve their career opportunities. These are the findings of a new report published jointly by PwC and the Business Continuity Institute.

The digital threat remains the top concern for business continuity professionals

The digital threat remains the top concern for business continuity professionals

News   •   Feb 21, 2017 08:21 GMT

Cyber attack is once again the top threat perceived by businesses, according to the latest ​Horizon Scan Report, published by the Business Continuity Institute (BCI) in association with BSI (British Standards Institution).