Published: Wednesday, 02 December 2015 08:33
The report concludes that top management buy-in and integration among different functional roles contribute to the successful embedding of emergency communications capability. Furthermore, organizations must focus on encouraging responses to emergency communications and this begins by defining acceptable response rates. This should be made easier as mobile communications are increasingly used by organizations as part of their emergency communications arrangements and technology has advanced so much so that this is a basic capability. Key to getting buy-in is education and training programmes which must be implemented as part of an overall holistic approach to continuity and resilience.
Source: The BCI publishes its Emergency Communications Report 2015
Flashback to 2014 –
22nd December 2014
The Sony attack will send shivers down the spine of business continuity managers but, if nothing else, it serves to emphasize just how important it is for business continuity managers to get involved in information security. It’s too important an area to simply trust that the IT department, or even a dedicated information security team, will have covered all the bases. It’s time to destroy the siloes once and for all.
Source: If you doubted that information security was a business continuity issue consider a four letter word: Sony
November 30, 20151:42 PM PST
by Bridget Carey
Not even kids’ toys are safe from hackers.
A massive data breach of VTech’s servers reveals that personal data on parents and kids — including names, headshots and addresses — was not properly protected. Watch CNET Update to learn what was exposed from this appalling security oversight, brought to light by Motherboard:
Source: VTech hack exposes 5 million accounts, including kids’ photos, chats – CNET
Pulkit Chandna | @PulkitChandna
Freelance contributor, TechHive Dec 3, 2015 3:00 AM
Cybercriminals aim to profit from emerging trends—be they social, political, economic, or cultural. True to form, thieves are now channeling their seemingly boundless greed, immense cunning, and dauntless entrepreneurial zeal to cash in on the cord-cutting craze.
Source: Netflix login credentials for sale on the Dark Web