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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
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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
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One-day security surgery service launched by Advent IM consultancy

UK security consultancy Advent IM is introducing a convenient one-day security surgery/workshop service for today’s organisations covering a range of cyber, physical and information security-focused issues. Running under the banner ‘MySecuritySurgery’, the focus...
Posted On 29 Aug 2019
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Business Continuity: What The Office Really Means to Today’s Organisations

In spite of best intentions, protective measures, vigilance and forward planning, organisations will always be at risk of losing their workplace due to reasons such as fire, flooding/extreme weather conditions or structural collapse. Likewise, even if the fabric of the buildings...
Posted On 19 Aug 2019
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“Business continuity must be higher up companies’ agendas” urges Databarracks

New research from Databarracks has revealed that just a third of UK organisations (35%, in fact) have full confidence in their current disaster recovery plans. At the same time, less than half (49%) have complete confidence in their current back-up solution. The findings emanate...
Posted On 06 Aug 2019
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Mitie Security acquires security tech specialist Global Aware International Group

Mitie Security has acquired the Global Aware International Group (GAIG), the provider of niche intelligent software and security solutions, for an undisclosed sum. This move further accelerates the growth of Mitie’s premium technology-enabled and intelligence-led security...
Posted On 05 Aug 2019