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BIS Cyber Hygiene Profile - CALL FOR REVIEW

BIS CYBER HYGIENE PROFILE DRAFT REVIEW - COMMENTS NEEDEDFeedback is needed from industry on the first draft of the Cyber Hygiene Profile developed by BIS and intended to identify the basic cyber controls that should be present in business.
 
The current draft can be viewed and comments submitted through the BSI’s Draft Review System and the review will close on the 16th March, 2014.

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.   
 

Managing Cyber Risk from the top down

 

Connecting Cyber & Information Security with Business at the Top 

Each month seems to bring us a new report showing that business needs to be doing more on the threats to their IT.  Almost daily there are media reports of companies systems being breached by hackers, of data being lost and increasingly sophisticated criminal activity.  The Internet has become ever more part of our business processes around the world bringing new dimensions of communication, information sharing and performance. Our companies IT systems are critical, not just to business performance, but to organisational survival. 

BIS Cyber Risk developments aim to build UK Capacity in SME's

In March 2013, the UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills issued a “Call for Views and Evidence”  that built on the commitments made in the 2011 Cyber Security Strategy published by government.

The Call for Evidence focused on the intention of government to encourage the adoption of industry led standards that can be used by organisations to  improve the management of cyber risk. The particular focus of this work stream, that is part of a series of connected developments across business and government, was centred on the needs of SME companies.

National Occupation Standards for Business Continuity - your feedback needed

National Occupation Standards for Business Continuity
 
Since 2011 the Continuity Forum has been working with Skills CFA to develop Business Continuity skills and qualifications for use in the workplace. 
 
We are now conducting a review of the Business Continuity Management (BCM) suite of National Occupational Standards (NOS).
 

CRIF looks for improvement in risk management for Cyber

Cyber Risk & Insurance Forum
The Cyber Risk & Insurance Forum (CRIF) has taken major steps towards raising awareness of the benefits of cyber insurance and the need for UK business to better understand their exposure to cyber risk.

CRIF has developed first drafts of their cyber risk matrix, and cyber risk and privacy framework which can be found on its new website, which also houses a cyber insurance risk survey. CRIF is urging businesses to participate in the survey, the results of which will be presented at a launch event in Q3 2013. 

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. 
 

The future for ISO 31000 | TC 262 Risk Management Survey | Standards

 
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The future of ISO 31000
Risk Management
HAVE YOUR SAY

 
We would really like your contribution to the future developemnt of ISO 31000 – Risk management - Principles and guidance and ISO Guide 73 - Risk management- Terminology.  These important ISO guidance documents are currently being considered for revision and the ISO technical committee, TC/262 – Risk Management –responsible for this work and the BSI has established a group to obtain feedback from risk professionals, users of the standards, and other relevant stakeholders.  
 
Your input into this review is very important and will be fed directly into ISO TC/262.
 
We are looking for your thoughts and use of Risk Management standards to help us develop a better understanding of how ISO 31000 can evolve and what aspects could be developed further. 
 
For more details please contact the Continuity Forum here or call Sara McKenna on +44 (0) 208 993 1599
 

Webcast "The role of Business Continuity & Risk Professionals in addressing Climate Risk

Webcast 

Climate Adaptation and Business Continuity - an essential connection

This webcast is the second in the the Continuity Forums Climate Adaptation Programme (CAP) webcast series and focuses on the critical role BCM and Risk Professionals have in addressing the threats posed by Climate Change.
 
In this edition Continuity Forum Programme Director, Sara McKenna, questions Russell Price and Kylie Russell (Business Lead for the Environment Agency Climate Ready programme) on the work underway and how the BCM and Risk professions need to evolve their efforts. 
 

Climate Adaptation Programme

Welcome to our Climate Adaptation Portal

Since 2006 the Continuity Forum has been working with a number of agencies and bodies to develop a deeper understanding and relevance of the Risk and Business Continuity professions applies to one of the biggest issues of our time... Climate Change. 
 
This portal is part of that effort. Through these pages we'll be providing you with support and resources, as well as asking for your insight and ideas, all geared to create a more connected and effective approach to the planning and priorities needed to address the effects of Climate Change. 
 
This has become an important policy matter to us and the chart below illustrates why.
 
Growth in Extreme Weather Disruptions and BCM

Climate Adaptation work accelerates

Risk and Business Continuity can play a part in managing global impact of climate change
Update April 2013
 
 
Update March 2013...
 
 
UPDATE February 2013 ... new events
 
Climate Adaptation Project 
 
Over the past few weeks the Continuity Forum has been busy talking with Risk and BCM professionals on the role of the professions in helping mitigate and more broadly manage the impact of climate change.
 
In a series of industry discussions held in London, Edinburgh, Bristol, Manchester and Coventy we have been challenging our ideas and concepts and reality checking the Climate Adaptation Project (CAP) with the people in the front line responsible for Risk and Business Continuity Mangement.   
 

ISO 22313 GUIDANCE for Business Continuity published (ISO 22301)

 

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Introducing the latest international standard ISO 22313
 
The Guidance for Business Continuity management standard ISO 22301
 
BS ISO 22313 Societal security — Business continuity management systems — Guidance offers global best practice to organizations implementing an effective Business Continuity Management System (BCMS).
 
Acting as the guidance document for ISO 22301, the standard provides a more intuitive framework to those pursuing business continuity best practice. It is a key milestone to support the uptake and implementation of effective BCM worldwide.
Together, these BCM standards seek to support organizations in their on-going challenge to improve business resilience in the face of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather or civil unrest.
 

New ISO cybersecurity standard published.

 

This new ISO standard (27032:2012) will help ensure safety of online transactions and personal information exchanged over the Internet, and protect your computer when browsing any Websites.

We nearly all rely on the Internet for all kinds of day to day activity in our business and personal lives, from sharing important work files to paying our bills and cybersecurity has become a key concern for all of us. A new ISO standard, ISO/IEC 27032:2012, Information technology – Security techniques – Guidelines for cybersecurity, will make cyberspace safer.

Business Continuity for Dummies launched by Cabinet Office and Wiley publishing

The popular yellow cover Dummies Guides from Wiley adds a new title to the series today focusing on  Business Continuity. The Dummies Guide to Business Continuity has been published with support from the Cabinet Office especially to help support the 4.5 million small and medium sized enterprises in the UK  understand, quickly apply and gain the benefits of good Business Continuity practices.
 
SMEs matter and are vital in supporting their local communities cope with disasters and that’s why the government ensured that the Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR) committed to help SMEs improve their resilience to civil emergencies.  In partnership with the private sector, including the Continuity Forum and with sponsorship from the BCI and EPS, this new Dummies Guide aims to provide easy access to expert advice to help them prepare and cope with disruption of all kinds.
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