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Earthquake strikes in the Aegean Sea between Greece and Turkey

Earthquake strikes in the Aegean Sea between Greece and Turkey

News   •   Jul 21, 2017 10:03 BST

An earthquake reaching a magnitude of 6.7 on the Richter Scale has hit the Aegean Sea between the Greek island of Kos and the Turkish resort of Bodrum. The earthquake, with its epicentre at a depth of about 10k according to the US Geological Survey, struck at 01:31 local time on Friday, and has killed two people and left hundreds of others injured.

Unprecedented levels of rain causes severe flooding in Japan

Unprecedented levels of rain causes severe flooding in Japan

News   •   Jul 06, 2017 17:09 BST

​Almost half a million people on the south western Japanese island of Kyushu have been advised to evacuate their homes after several days of torrential rain, brought on by a series of storms that followed Tropical Cyclone Nanmadol across the region. What was described as unprecedented levels of rain has resulted in mudslides, overflowing rivers and flooding.

Unforeseen technical fault forces Tesco to cancel home deliveries

Unforeseen technical fault forces Tesco to cancel home deliveries

News   •   Jun 20, 2017 15:45 BST

It may not be have been as disruptive or anywhere near as costly as the ​IT outage that affected BA just a few weeks ago, but many people are still suffering the consequences of an "unforeseen technical fault" that caused Tesco, the world's third most profitable retailer, to cancel a large number of its home deliveries in the UK.

How does climate change affect the continuity of your organization?

How does climate change affect the continuity of your organization?

News   •   Jun 19, 2017 09:34 BST

​We are used to assessing what the immediate threats are to our organizations as those threats are happening right now. Organizations across the world are suffering from adverse weather, cyber attacks, supply chain failures and technical failures.

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.

Cyber security is a ‘people problem’

Cyber security is a ‘people problem’

News   •   Apr 26, 2017 10:28 BST

Over 80% of security professionals identify ‘people’ as the industry’s biggest challenge, as opposed to technology and processes, according to the results of the second annual survey from the Institute of Information Security Professionals (IISP).

Cyber security put on the back burner

Cyber security put on the back burner

News   •   Apr 25, 2017 12:49 BST

A worrying number of UK businesses have no formal plan to protect them from cyber attack and there has been no improvement from a year ago, according to a study conducted jointly by the Institute of Directors and Barclays.

How cyber resilient is your organization?

How cyber resilient is your organization?

News   •   Apr 03, 2017 17:05 BST

Cyber resilience has for a long time been a major issue for business continuity professionals, with the Business Continuity Institute's Horizon Scan Report routinely featuring digital threats such as cyber attacks and data breaches as the greatest concerns.

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).

Naive employees driving cyber security concerns

Naive employees driving cyber security concerns

News   •   Jan 03, 2017 09:39 GMT

Despite the perception that hackers are an organization’s biggest cyber security threat, insiders, including careless or naive employees, are now viewed as an equally important problem, according to new research conducted by Dimensional Research on behalf of Preempt.

Human behaviour is the greatest threat to cyber security

Human behaviour is the greatest threat to cyber security

News   •   Dec 21, 2016 09:09 GMT

Information security practitioners almost universally agree that human behaviour is their largest security threat, with 97% of security executives surveyed agreeing it was their organization's greatest vulnerability. This is according to a study by global technology company Nuix.

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,

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The threat of climate change

The threat of climate change

News   •   Jul 15, 2016 15:05 BST

Climate change is happening now, with 14 of the 15 hottest years on record occurring since 2000, and the impacts of it are already being felt in the UK. This is according to the Committee on Climate Change's Adaptation Sub-Committee which has published a new report to show that urgent action is required to address climate-related risks.