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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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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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Resilience versus Reliability: Examining the Right Measures for Electric Power

On Friday 9 August, the UK felt the impacts of what was described by the National Grid as an “incredibly rare” event. The impacts were immediate: homes were plunged into darkness, traffic lights failed to work, trains were cancelled and passengers stranded, hospitals suspended...
Posted On 11 Oct 2019
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Stress Testing: Increasing Resilience in a Complex and Uncertain World

A resilient organisation is one that can fulfil its strategic aims, such as economic growth, developing competitive advantage or increasing profits, regardless of any adverse issues it faces either internally or externally. Such an organisation is seen to not only survive...
Posted On 25 Sep 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
Dr Sandra Bell
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Resilient Organisations Make Hay When The Sun Shines

Supply chain risk is often thought of only in terms of how the failure of such chains could disrupt a given organisation’s day-to-day operations. In the modern and interconnected world, localised operational disruptions, often caused by relatively mundane incidents such as...
Posted On 12 Dec 2018
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Business continuity “has defined role with cyber resilience strategies” asserts BCI

Business continuity has a defined role with cyber resilience strategies, and it has become intertwined with cyber security for threats requiring co-ordinated responses across organisations’ departments. This is one of the key findings of the 2018 Cyber Resilience Report, which...
Posted On 04 Jul 2018
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‘NotPetya’ ransomware attack spreading rapidly to organisations across the globe

On the same day the Business Continuity Institute (BCI) launched its latest Cyber Resilience Report, the importance of ensuring that organisations are prepared for a cyber security incident has once again been demonstrated as a new ransomware attack is causing turmoil across the...
Posted On 28 Jun 2017