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Government sets the bar for Cyber Risk with Cyber Essentials

Cyber essentials scheme Logo Department of Business, Innovation & Skills Minister, Right Hon David Willetts MP, has announced the certification framework for Cyber Essentials, the governments new initiative aimed at creating a minimum expected capability for cyber security.  

IPCC 2014 stresses importance of Risk Management in meeting Climate challenge

Climate Adaptation and Business Continuity - an essential connection

These videos introduce the 2014 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Report.  The findings of Working Group Two focuses on Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation.
 
These are central themes of not only the latest thinking on how best to meet the Climate Change Challenge, but go to the heart of the work of Risk and Business Continuity professionals across business around the world.
 

Industry Award for the Cyber Essentials scheme

 
Cyber Essentials Scheme
 
The government backed Cyber Essentials scheme has been recognised with the Editors Award from SC Magazine. The scheme was developed by BIS and CESG to help businesses put in place practical measures that have been proven to help protect against cyber risk following an extensive period of industry consultation. 
 

BSI Organizational Resilience Standard BS 65000 DPC - comment now

BS 65000 Organization Resilience Standard
 
For the past few years one of the BSI committees has been working to develop a guidance standard that can be used by organisations to better direct, inform and support their Organizations and positively impact on its resilience.
 
The Standard known as “BS 65000:2014 Guidance on organizational resilience” has challenged the author group and been through extensive revisions before finally getting to the Public comments stage. 

What Target teaches us

Learning from Targets experience 

Lessons from the Target Cyber Breach experience

In the run up to Christmas the US retailer Target (TGT) found itself victim of a data theft with some 70 million customers credit details involved and once the news was out the effect on the business was immediate. 

High profile negative media coverage on Target filled news pages just as it needed customers to open wallets and spend. 

RISK & RESILIENCE CONFERENCE | LONDON | 3rd April 2014

Risk & Resilience Conference

// 3rd April 2014 London - EVENT CLOSED

Continuity Forum and BSI Risk and Resilience Conference 2014


 
BSI and the Continuity Forum bring you the Risk and Resilience Conference 2014. Organisations across business and public sectors need to understand how in world of dynamic and fast moving risks they can improve the effectiveness of their risk and resilience management.  This conference aims to connect Risk Management and Resilience far more deeply into organisational thinking and build the business case for better and more effective action.   
 

Shaping Cyber Risk management for the UK | are you playing your part?

 
Can you help create a framework for Cyber Risk management for the UK?
 
The Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) is looking at how to help business improve its management of Cyber Risk through a process of industry engagement that is trying to identify how standards can be used in this process. 
 

Risk framework - The decision making process for Climate Risk

 

The Risk, uncertainty and decision-making framework is a step-by-step process to help you assess what adaptation measures are most appropriate for your organisation or business.

It is based on standard decision-making and risk principles, and will help you answer the questions:

  • What climate change risks could affect my decision?
  • What adaptation measures are required, and when should they be implemented?

 

Risk Management Workshop Series - Edinburgh - London - Bristol

 
Continuity Forum Risk Management workshop series Risk Management Workshop series
 
Edinburgh - London - Bristol
24th January, 14th & 19th February 
 
These Risk Management Workshop sessions form part of the process of review and feedback on the developing nature of Risk Management standards and have been developed by the Continuity Forum and the BSI. 
 
They have been designed to flow together, creating engagement and drawing people into meaningful discussions on key issues surrounding Risk Management Standards and how it connects to other professional disciples that use Risk Management techniques such as Business Continuity, Resilience and Security Management. 
 
In addition, we are seeking to develop insight and support on the potential for Standards based Risk Management to positively contribute to the UK's management of Climate Risk through the National Adaption Programme (NAP).  
 

ABS Consulting Services listing

 
European Headquarters 
ABS Consulting - an ABS Group Company
EQE House, The Beacons
Warrington Road
Birchwood, Cheshire
Warrington
WA3 6WJ  UNITED KINGDOM 
 
ABS Consulting is a global safety, risk and integrity management company with experience completing challenging projects in all parts of the world for nearly half a century.
 
Operating in 39 countries their heritage in risk and safety management providing customers with current, reliable and practical advice and assistance. ABS
delivers effective solutions that establish, manage and monitor real Risk, Business Continuity and Safety performance.
 
 

Our recommended reading list covering Business Continuity, Risk Management and a bit more

 
Its always a little difficult to find a good read, but here are a selection of titles that we have found interesting or stimulating. 
 
We've selected titles that cover a pretty broad range of topics that we think will help you develop your skill, knowledge and thinking. Some are pure text books targeted at very specific areas of the sector, but most are more accessible.
 

Food Security and Supply Chain Risks - SPECIAL PROJECT

 

Business Continuity Forum - Securing the Food Supply Chain The Continuity Forum is part of a government working group researching short to medium term emergency issues relating to risk and the UK's food supply and its security. We are inviting interested parties to contact us to assist in the development of our formal report to the committees involved. We are particularly keen to gather information from Business Continuity, Resilience and Risk Professionals active in sectors relevant to the topic on the wider scope of issues being addressed.

 

The broad principles of the project are to identify how risks and disruptions may develop and how well the country is currently prepared to cope if they occurred.

 

Climate Change and Business Continuity - changing the future - a new working group

Changing the future ...
 
The Continuity Forum has been working for a number of years looking at how the expertise and experience gained by Risk and Business Continuity professionals can help change our future.
 
Climate Change is a very real threat that needs united action by the public and private sector if the risks it brings are to be effectively countered.
 
Across disparate areas, expert opinion has confirmed everyone needs to be more active and to start considering how Climate Chnage may affect them. The Continuity Forum has developed relationships with government and academia, investigating the contribution our professions expertise can make to this challenge.
 
What has become clear over this time is that there are very few people in better positions to understand the risks and consequences to organisations and communities than the BC and Risk Management Communities. Whether its Flooding or Drought, Supply Chain disruption or Fire, even natural disasters, our sectors have real experience of how to cope more effectively.  Moreover, with the changing landscape and profile of Business Continuity and Risk Management across the world the time is now right to seek positive engagement on how we can help deliver cost-effective, viable and sustainable solutions. 
 

Business Continuity and Risk events coming up

 
From one extreme to another! 
 
Dates for your diaries: 1st Dec, 26th January and 14th & 21st February
 
I'm delighted to let you know about some upcoming events from the Forum and our partners.
 
Starting, out of chronological order, but in order of complexity:
 

Consultation for BS31000 Risk Management Code of Practice starts

 

BSI are publishing today the revised BS standard 31100 Risk Management Code of Practice as a Draft for Public comment. 

 

Your assistance in reviewing the Code of Practice and providing feedback would be much appreciated. 

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