Month: June 2017

Launch of a new international clinical trial for breast cancer

Health Sciences North Research Institute Scientist and Laurentian University Professor Dr. Amadeo Parissenti announced the launch of an international clinical trial (BREVITY) to validate the use of the RNA Disruption Assay™ (RDA™) tool for treatment and management of breast cancer in North America and Europe. The trial has been designed in collaboration with key opinion ...

Talking Cyber-Risk with Executives

Explaining risk can be difficult since CISOs and execs don't speak the same language. The key is to tailor your message for the audience. On March 7, a bipartisan bill was introduced to the Senate called the Cybersecurity Disclosure Act of 2017. The bill’s purpose is to “promote transparency in the oversight of cybersecurity risks ...

Global ransomware attack causes turmoil… again!

Companies across the globe are reporting that they have been struck by a major ransomware cyber-attack. British advertising agency WPP is among those to say its IT systems have been disrupted as a consequence. The virus, the source of which is not yet known, freezes the user's computer until an untraceable ransom is paid in ...

Poor performing CEOs and compliance disasters

The business headlines are filled with the latest corporate scandal – Uber’s defective culture, CEO misconduct and reprehensible comments by supervising board members. Uber is just one of several significant companies caught in the headlines. Wells Fargo has been caught in another scandal just when it was thought to be dealing with the sales incentives ...

McDonald’s signs deal to drive down carbon footprint of European fleet

HAVI and Scania have agreed a partnership with McDonald’s to drive down the carbon footprint of the restaurant’s transport operations across several countries in Europe. The intention is to significantly reduce diesel powered vehicles and shift approximately 70% of HAVI's total truck fleet to alternative fuels such as gas and hybrid models, by 2021. The ...

Industroyer: Biggest threat to industrial control systems since Stuxnet

The 2016 attack on Ukraine’s power grid that deprived part of its capital, Kiev, of power for an hour was caused by a cyberattack. ESET researchers have since analyzed samples of malware, detected by ESET as Win32/Industroyer, capable of performing exactly that type of attack. Industroyer is a particularly dangerous threat, since it is capable ...

Smart City Concept Model (SCCM) published

Ten years ago, the UN announced that the human race had reached a tipping point. 2007 marked the year that more than 50 % of the world’s population lived in cities. Today, that proportion is far higher and for billions city-life is the only way imaginable. Fortunately a new ISO/IEC is helping make that ongoing ...

All aboard!! A new ISO standard will help keep trains on time

Whether it is due to the wrong type of leaf on the tracks, staff on strike or signal problems, train delays are, for many of us, a part of life (except if you live in Switzerland!). However, guidelines just published hope to change all that, by bringing a quality management approach to the rail sector. ...

Digital business means big changes for Supply Chains

Chief supply chain officers have an opportunity to lead business transformation by influencing three changes in the digital world. Opening the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference, Peter Sondergaard, senior vice president and global head of research at Gartner, told the audience of supply chain strategists, that there are three things that will change in the ...

Hacker breaches US Military messaging system and exposes 800 Department of Defense employees

A 25-year-old broke into a DoD satellite communication system and doxed around 800 Department of Defense employees. The hacker stole "ranks, usernames and email addresses of more than 800 users, as well as of about 30,000 satellite phones," according to a press release by the National Crime Agency, or NCA. The hacker was arrested in ...

BCM Jobs – June Update

Please share this with colleagues who may be qualified for any of these job openings. Thanks for your interest and your help. BC Management, a global leader in recruiting and placing continuity, resiliency, crisis management and risk management professionals, is assisting multiple clients with their personnel needs. Senior Disaster Recovery Analyst - FTE, Permanent (Job #2912) – El Monte, CA - No Relocation ...

Shortage of public health veterinarians could threaten Food Safety

On-going vacancies and funding shortages for public-health veterinarians, particularly those with the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), could hamper efforts to ensure the safety of U.S. meat products and overall public health, according to the National Association of Federal Veterinarians (NAFV). >> Become a certified ISO 22000 FSMS Lead Implementer with ContinuityLink The NAFV ...