Business Continuity Awareness Week 2017: from 15 to 19 May

Business Continuity Awareness Week 2017 will take place between Monday 15th and Friday 19th May 2017.

For several years, two of the greatest concerns for business continuity professionals have been cyber attacks and data breaches. In fact, the latest Horizon Scan Report, published by the Business Continuity Institute, showed that 85% and 80% of business continuity professionals respectively expressed concern about the prospect of these threats materializing.

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The level of concern is perhaps not surprising when you consider that the BCI’s Cyber Resilience Report revealed that two-thirds of organizations had experienced at least one cyber security incident during the previous year, and 15% had experienced at least ten.

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Two thirds of respondents to a global survey by the Business Continuity Institute claimed they had experienced at least one cyber incident during the previous twelve months

So when asked at the end of Business Continuity Awareness Week 2016 what the theme should be for BCAW2017, the overwhelming response was cyber resilience. As the world becomes more and more digital, so do the threats that it faces. Just as we need to protect our organizations from disruptions that occur in the physical world, so it is important that we also have plans in place to deal with disruptions in the virtual world.

So what will you do to raise awareness of business continuity and the importance of cyber resilience?

  1. […] evolved out of this research, it is no surprise that cyber security was selected as the theme for 2017’s Business Continuity Awareness Week. As the world becomes more digitally-led we must address the new threats the virtual world […]

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  2. […] With the infected computers or networks becoming unusable until a ransom has been paid or the data has been recovered, it is clear to see why these types of attack can be a concern for business continuity professionals. The latest Horizon Scan Report published by the Business Continuity Institute revealed cyber attacks as the number one concern. A very good reason why cyber resilience has been chosen as the theme for Business Continuity Awareness Week 2017. […]

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