A major new British Standard [BS 31111] is in development to help senior executives and risk managers improve their cyber risk management and build the cyber resilience of their organizations.
Over the past year, the BSI Risk Management Committee has been working on developing new guidance that aims to help top executives better understand and manage the technology risks to their organizations.
Many of the survey’s 700-plus respondents agreed that mass notification has become a critical business tool, and although advanced features are great, usability and reliability are even more important.
To dig deeper, you can download the full report with commentary on the findings and lots of colorful charts and graphs.
The International Standards Organisation has issued the Draft for Public Comment (DPC) for its new standard covering Organizational Resilience - Principles and Guidelines | ISO 22316.
The closing date for comments is 13 Jun 2016. Comments can be made through the BSI Draft Review System (DRS).
Submissions are CLOSED, but you can find out more about the progress of the standard by getting in touch with us directly through the links below.
This International Standard provides guidance to enhance organizational resilience for any size or type of public or private organization and is not specific to any industry or sector. It can be applied throughout the life of an organization.
The attacks in Paris on 13th November and London on 7/7 show the planning and preparation spent by terrorists and other groups in gathering information to assist with the target selection and operational planning. Any thought that these events occur by chance or on a whim should be banished.
Internet of Things – What does it mean and how to embrace it?
At this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, IoT, or the ‘Internet of Things’, was the trending buzzword. Samsung CEO BK Yoon even went so far as to boldly state that in five years all Samsung hardware devices will be IoT ready, with televisions connected by 2017.
On top of this, Gartner predicts that by 2020 a staggering 26 billion objects will be IoT connected; in other words, IP-enabled, interactive, and ‘smart’. In fact, this growing global market could hit a worth of $7.1 trillion by that date.
A new initiative to help build cyber security has been launched that focuses on the important role played by procurement and purchasing teams.
While schemes such as Cyber Essentials provides help with technical issues, the new government backed scheme provides free of charge training for procurement professionals. The on-line course helps build understanding of the most common risks faced and how they can be addressed.
Risk, Business Continuity and Resilience - are we getting the landscape right?
Imagine trying to describe or just outline what a Rhinoceros looks like to someone when you have only have seen a small part of the whole animal yourself, perhaps just a foot or an ear.
When you haven't seen the whole thing it makes it awkward at best, perhaps even impossible. Its certainly rather tricky eh? You could end up with a Donkey, a three toed Camel or indeed a host of bizarre critters. To describe a Rhino properly you have got to step back and get the whole picture. (We know this is usually done with elephants, but we prefer a rhino for this analogy... its an ear thing!)
We’re using this example to illustrate one of the most interesting topics emerging across the Risk and Business Continuity Sectors - Organizational Resilience!
A lot of people are talking about it and the discussion underway is really interesting.
An Introduction to Cyber Risk and the Cyber Essentials Scheme - Video
This is a short 5 minute video that rather light heartedly provides a basic introduction to Cyber Risk. It isn't technical and aims to help build awareness of Cyber Risk has evolved and introduces the UK Cyber Essentials Scheme.
If you would like to know more about our work covering Cyber Risk then get in touch.
You can also find out more about the special Cyber Risk and Insurance Forum by clicking on the link in the menu bar.
The Continuity Forum today announces that MIR3, Inc, the innovator of real-time Intelligent Notification (IN™) and response technology, is to to provide enhanced continuity and resilience management for organizations and companies.
As part of the relationship MIR3 will share skills and experience gained from over ten years of working with clients around the world, addressing the challenges and issues faced by enterprises and demonstrating how good communications can improve organizations' continuity and resilience planning.
Dentons is a global law firm driven to provide clients a competitive edge in an increasingly complex and interconnected world. A top 20 firm on the Acritas 2013 Global Elite Brand Index, Dentons' clients benefit from approximately 2,600 lawyers and professionals in more than 75 locations spanning 50-plus countries across Africa, Asia Pacific, Canada, Central Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Russia and the CIS, the UK and the US.
The Firm serves the local, regional and global needs of a broad spectrum of clients, including private and public corporations; governments and government agencies; small businesses and start-ups; entrepreneurs; and individuals.
Last winter heavy rain, storm force winds and large waves combined with high spring tides presented England with unprecedented flooding from the sea, rivers, groundwater and surface water.
Thousands of properties were flooded, infrastructure was damaged and tragically, eight people lost their lives. The full impact of these events has not yet been calculated but we do know that 175,000 businesses in England are at risk of flooding [note1].
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.
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.