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What the GDPR Means for Your Organization

What the GDPR Means for Your Organization

A Primer on the New Global Privacy Law For most organizations, the next year will be a critical time for their data protection regimes as they determine the applicability of the GDPR and the controls and capabilities they will need to manage their compliance and risk...
BCI: The threat of ransomware is escalating

BCI: The threat of ransomware is escalating

The Business Continuity Institute Ransomware has soared since 2012, with criminals lured by the promise of profit and ease of implementation. The threat continues to evolve, becoming stealthier and more destructive, increasingly targeting organizations more than...
Vertiv Sells ASCO® to Schneider Electric

Vertiv Sells ASCO® to Schneider Electric

Sale enables greater focus on core business   COLUMBUS, Ohio – Vertiv, formerly Emerson Network Power, today announced plans to sell its ASCO® business as it continues to sharpen its focus on the digital critical infrastructure space. The...
The 3 Common Challenges of ERM

The 3 Common Challenges of ERM

And How an Automated Solution Can Help You Overcome Them In 2017, it’s time for many organizations to stop viewing risk management in silos and begin implementing a comprehensive enterprise risk management (ERM) program. Adoption is slow, however, due to some...
Balancing Automation with Third Party Risk

Balancing Automation with Third Party Risk

Before taking on any new process automation or software, it’s important to consider the third party risk associated with the new approach. Current market pressures and constrained resources, especially people resources, combined with the need for decreased...
3 Hidden Values of Preparing Early for GDPR

3 Hidden Values of Preparing Early for GDPR

Information Insight, Executive Alignment and Lower Costs GDPR is rapidly approaching, and companies should begin to prepare for May 2018, when the regulations go into effect. Companies can actually benefit from early preparation to comply with GDPR—the...
BCI: Preparing for a storm

BCI: Preparing for a storm

The Business Continuity Institute In 2014, the UK experienced what was described as extensive flooding, and while the BCI’s Central Office wasn’t directly impacted, or at least water didn’t access the building, it did prove to be disruptive in terms...
What You Need to Know about GDPR

What You Need to Know about GDPR

5 Key Changes on the Way Although nearly a year away, the EU’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is fast-approaching for multinational companies, and the clock is ticking to ensure compliance. The changes coming will have far-reaching implications...
Big Data Technology: In-House vs Outsource

Big Data Technology: In-House vs Outsource

For retailers, the specter of big data is one that is constantly looming. Companies are working hard delving into the omni-channel arms race as they try to fend off behemoths like Amazon. Some companies are going so far as to deploy massive amounts of resources into...
Baron Announces Threat Net Mobile App

Baron Announces Threat Net Mobile App

Provides Advanced Weather Monitoring on the Go HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Baron, the worldwide provider of critical weather intelligence, announces its mobile version of Baron Threat Net, allowing users to monitor important weather data by location, ensuring safety...
Cloud Market Forecast to Hit $200B by 2020

Cloud Market Forecast to Hit $200B by 2020

With cloud providers IBM, Microsoft, and Google releasing their quarterly financials within the week, and Amazon soon to follow, the folks at Synergy Research Group have polished their crystal ball in order to determine where it’s all going. They predict...
Cyber protection gap akin to nat cat

Cyber protection gap akin to nat cat

FedEx Corp has disclosed in a securities filing that its international delivery business, TNT Express BV, was significantly affected by the June 27 Petya cyberattack. Apparently, the courier company did not have cyber insurance or any other insurance that would cover...
Data Recovery in the Age of Ransomware

Data Recovery in the Age of Ransomware

By Rod Mathews https://blog.barracuda.com/2017/07/19/data-recovery-in-the-age-of-ransomware/ Earlier this year, the world recognized World Backup Day (WBD) as a reminder to everyone that data is important and has to be protected. As part of the WBD recognition,...
Data Analytics Becomes Reality

Data Analytics Becomes Reality

4 Techniques for Auditors Data analytics has been discussed by the audit community for decades. Auditors and other assurance professionals of a certain age might well remember “computer-assisted auditing techniques,” better known as CAATs. Data analytics...
GORILLA SAFETY LAUNCHES TELEMATICS FEATURE

GORILLA SAFETY LAUNCHES TELEMATICS FEATURE

HOUSTON – Gorilla Safety, provider of an innovative, proprietary and patented software solution that fully automates all aspects of fleet and safety management, announced today the introduction of its telematics feature. The new telematics feature provides...
BCI: All in good time

BCI: All in good time

The Business Continuity Institute These days, most organizations that ‘do’ business continuity understand the importance of exercising and testing. Many have comprehensive exercising and testing programmes, which include crisis/incident management...
The Digital Transformation ‘Health Check’

The Digital Transformation ‘Health Check’

This is part 2 of a 4-part series on organizational transformation. When embarking on any type of journey, preparation and readiness are prerequisites for success. Whether it is planning for a trip, training for an athletic event, or transforming a business, one must...
The Public as a Resource

The Public as a Resource

Far too often, organizations consider the public a liability — something to be rescued in an emergency situation. The opposite is true. The public is one of our greatest resources in times of crisis and should be included as an important part of your resilience...
BCI: Protecting your reputation

BCI: Protecting your reputation

The Business Continuity Institute “Trust takes years to build, seconds to break, and forever to repair,” or so the quote says. While there may be a degree of flexibility with those timings, the principle that it takes much longer to build a...
Surviving a Tsunami in the United States

Surviving a Tsunami in the United States

An ocean wave pulls away from the shore and then, as expected, it moves toward land again. But it keeps moving farther and farther inland. The water pushes over unsuspecting beachgoers, backyards and entire cities with startling speed. It leaves a wake of destruction...
BCI: Day of protest over net neutrality

BCI: Day of protest over net neutrality

The Business Continuity Institute Internet speeds are getting faster all the time with Internet Service Providers competing with each other to offer the fastest connections that can enable users to download entire videos in just seconds. But could that be about to...
Datavail Announces Acquisition of Accelatis

Datavail Announces Acquisition of Accelatis

Software Platform for EPM Systems Augments Datavail’s Managed Services Offerings BROOMFIELD, Colo. and WILTON, Conn. – Datavail, a leading provider of managed services for applications, business intelligence, and databases, today announced the acquisition...
DRJ Exercise Library

DRJ Exercise Library

Download the PDF:     UPDATED: July 10, 2017 Published by the DRJ Professional Program and Development Committee What it is: Have you ever been asked to develop an exercise of your emergency management or crisis management plan? Your business continuity or...
The rise of being “social”

The rise of being “social”

The social responsibility movement started with debates about corporations having a responsibility to society – it is now recognized that people, planet and profit are mutually inclusive. Since these early discussions, the concept has seen many...
BCI: When the circus comes to town

BCI: When the circus comes to town

The Business Continuity Institute Photograph courtesy of Frank Schwichtenberg There’s a lot of prestige that comes with hosting a large international event like the G20 Summit – it puts the city firmly on the map and can position it as a major player on...
Reimagining Enterprise Fraud Risk Management

Reimagining Enterprise Fraud Risk Management

A Digital Transformation Increased sophistication in technology platforms, banking channels and digital initiatives has ushered in transformation in the banking industry. But these changes have also brought about increasingly sophisticated financial crimes. Bank fraud...
Officials Urge Hurricane Readiness

Officials Urge Hurricane Readiness

(TNS) – With the Atlantic hurricane season well underway, Lowndes County, Ga., officials don’t want folks to think “It can’t happen here.” The county held its first public hurricane preparedness meeting last week at the James H. Rainwater...
Common Insider Threats

Common Insider Threats

Last week we discussed combating insider threats, beginning with identifying them. This is such an important subject, that we want to help you identify some of the most common insider threats. As a reminder, insider threats are threats to a network, computer...
Lessons for Innovators and Digital Disupters

Lessons for Innovators and Digital Disupters

It could be argued that digital technologies present more profound and disruptive opportunities and threats to established business models than anything that’s come before. In Digital Disruption of Business Models: The Mass Mitec Story, David Wortley charts the...
BCI: It always pays to plan ahead

BCI: It always pays to plan ahead

The Business Continuity Institute If anyone has ever been to the west coast of Scotland, you’ll be well aware that rain is an inevitability, even during the supposed summer months. It was therefore to my surprise that I read about an outdoor Green Day concert,...