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Business Continuity Planning: Best Practice Guidelines

It’s absolutely no secret that today’s fast-paced world is driving an ever-increasing demand for ‘always-on’ services among businesses and end consumers alike. However, writes Mark Wass, in addition to being ‘always-on’ and keeping things running in the present, businesses of all...
Posted On 17 Feb 2020
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Business Continuity Strategy Planning: The Six Mistakes to Avoid

Any organisation can face significant downtime, data loss and employee displacement if unprepared when a disaster strikes. All of these scenarios can have a serious and detrimental impact on the viability of a business. On that basis, detailed and thorough planning for them can...
Posted On 29 Jan 2020
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ASIS Foundation research unearths current state of security convergence

ASIS International has published the results of new research conducted by the ASIS Foundation and sponsored by AlertEnterprise. Using survey responses from more than 1,000 security leaders operating around the globe (in addition to upwards of 20 follow-up interviews), the study...
Posted On 06 Jan 2020
Danny Moody
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Former head of security at 30 St Mary Axe launches new security business

A new business that promises a fresh approach towards security consultancy and contract management has been launched by Danny Moody, a senior security management professional with almost 20 years’ experience of protecting high-profile assets. Tobruk Security Management Services...
Posted On 25 Nov 2019
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Caught in the Crossfire of Cyber Warfare

The National Cyber Security Centre’s (NCSC) Annual Review for 2019 doesn’t shy away from naming the four key protagonists when it comes to state-based cyber threats against our country. The comprehensive document sites China, Russia, North Korea and Iran as being actively...
Posted On 15 Nov 2019
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End user survey affords ringing endorsement for ACT Awareness eLearning

Nine out of ten users of an online terrorism awareness course developed by Counter-Terrorism Policing and High Street giant Marks and Spencer (M&S) would recommend the package to a colleague. A survey of 20,000 course participants also found that nine out of ten said the...
Posted On 08 Nov 2019
Alan Calder
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Defending Against (and Recovering From) Cyber Attacks: Five Key Steps

Given how commonplace cyber attacks have become on a global basis, the topic of cyber security is moving increasingly up the Boardroom agenda, and rightly so. 72% of large businesses here in the UK have said that they’ve identified at least one cyber security breach in the...
Posted On 08 Nov 2019
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International standard for effective business continuity updated by ISO

Natural disasters, fires, supply chain issues and cyber attacks are just some of the many unexpected yet possible threats posed to the smooth running of any business. Consistent and robust business continuity planning for what to do when disaster strikes is the best defence. The...
Posted On 31 Oct 2019
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Crisisboardroom “designed to handle a crisis as business margins are squeezed”

After months of real life and simulation exercises, Crisisboardroom, a new tool designed to help businesses manage a crisis, is being launched next month at the BCI World Conference and Exhibition in central London. In emergencies, what an organisation needs to control these...
Posted On 23 Oct 2019
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C-Suite involvement in business continuity planning “growing”, but progress “still too slow”

New research conducted by Databarracks has found that senior leadership (ie CEOs, CFOs, managing directors and/or finance directors) are in charge of business continuity plans at 25% of UK organisations, which is up from 21% in 2015. IT is in charge of business continuity plans...
Posted On 30 Sep 2019