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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.

Malicious insiders considered the most damaging threat vector for organizations

Malicious insiders considered the most damaging threat vector for organizations

News   •   Aug 15, 2017 16:52 BST

The importance of managing internal threats to win at cyber security has been emphasised in a study by ​Haystax Technology and ​SANS which found that 40% of respondents to their survey rated malicious insiders (insiders who intentionally do harm) as the most damaging threat vector their companies faced.

PwC become a platinum sponsor of the BCI Netherlands and Belgium Conference

PwC become a platinum sponsor of the BCI Netherlands and Belgium Conference

News   •   Aug 15, 2017 09:15 BST

​The Business Continuity Institute is delighted that ​PwC, one of the largest professional services networks in the world, is to be a platinum sponsor of the BCI Netherlands and Belgium Conference at Miele Nederland B.V. in Vianen on the 12th 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.

Climate change shifts timing of European floods

Climate change shifts timing of European floods

News   •   Aug 11, 2017 14:26 BST

When a major flood event occurs it is often attributed to climate change, however, a single event is not proof, and so far it has been unclear whether climate change has a direct influence on large scale river flooding across Europe. A study conducted by TU Wien along with 30 European partners has now shown that the timing of the floods has shifted across much of Europe.

Ransomware attacks caused a fifth of infected SMEs to cease business operations immediately

Ransomware attacks caused a fifth of infected SMEs to cease business operations immediately

News   •   Aug 10, 2017 09:00 BST

More than one-third of businesses have experienced a ransomware attack in the last year, and more than one in five (22%) of these impacted businesses had to cease operations immediately, according to a study by Malwarebytes.

Sungard Availability Services become a platinum sponsor of the BCI World Conference and Exhibition

Sungard Availability Services become a platinum sponsor of the BCI World Conference and Exhibition

News   •   Aug 09, 2017 14:00 BST

​The Business Continuity Institute is delighted that ​Sungard Av​ailability 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, is to be a platinum sponsor of the BCI World Conference and Exhibition at the Novotel London West Hotel in November.

Nearly three-quarters of SMEs are not prepared for cyber security risks

Nearly three-quarters of SMEs are not prepared for cyber security risks

News   •   Aug 09, 2017 09:00 BST

Nearly all (96%) of small to medium-sized enterprises (100 to 499 employees) in the US, UK, and Australia believe their organizations will be susceptible to external cyber security threats in 2017, according to a study by Webroot. Yet, although businesses recognise the growing threats, 71% still admit not being ready to address them.

Ransomware attacks steal headlines, but accidental data breaches remain a major cause of loss

Ransomware attacks steal headlines, but accidental data breaches remain a major cause of loss

News   •   Aug 08, 2017 09:00 BST

Ransomware attacks continued their rise in the first half of 2017, up by 50% over the first half of 2016. Hacking and malware attacks (of which ransomware attacks form a growing part), continue to be the leading cause of breaches, accounting for 32% in a study conducted by Beazley.

Nearly a million UK SMEs suffered a cyber security breach in the last year

Nearly a million UK SMEs suffered a cyber security breach in the last year

News   •   Aug 07, 2017 14:00 BST

Almost one in six (16%) SMEs have fallen victim to a cyber attack in the last 12 months, equating to more than 875,000 nationwide, according to the findings of a study conducted by Zurich. Businesses in London are the worst affected with almost a quarter (23%) reporting that they have suffered a breach within this period.