Can a single malware take down an entire city’s power grid?

A malware which has the ability to take down a city's electrical and power grid has been detected. Named 'Industroyer', the malware was identified after an attack on Kiev in 2016. An analysis by ESET of the malware has found that it is capable of controlling electricity substation switches and circuit breakers directly. This is ...

BC Management’s Pulse on the BCM Job Market Study is now live through July 21

​This study is focused on assessing trends from a candidate and hiring manager perspective. Our goal is to better understand your challenges when seeking a job or when looking to hire qualified professionals as well as deliver greater value to the business continuity/resiliency profession. Please participate in this very brief study (10 minutes) and for ...

Good days and bad days; being resilient and able to succeed

At the end of today, whatever your activities, work or day off involved, perhaps you may be asked 'how was your day?’ You know what, even if no one is around to ask you directly later, please permit me to ask; So, just how was your day? Was it a good day or a bad ...

The revision of ISO 22000 on food management moves one step further

Revision is ongoing for ISO 22000 on food safety management systems, which has just reached the Draft International Standard (DIS) stage. The revised standard will incorporate a new core structure as well as recognized key elements to ensure food safety at every step of the food chain. The ISO 22000 revision aims to consolidate the ...

Major environmental disasters: April 2017

Impact Forecasting has published the latest edition of its monthly Global Catastrophe Recap report, which evaluates the impact of the natural disaster events that occurred worldwide during April 2017. View the full Impact Forecasting April 2017 Global Catastrophe Recap report (PDF). Flooding in multiple communities in southern Ontario and Quebec in April and into May ...

What you should know about how eggs are monitored for food safety in the USA

Many agencies of the USDA work to keep eggs safe from farm to table. Food safety is a major concern and responsibility of the federal, state and local governments. Safe food is an economic priority because consumers take for granted that the food for sale in grocery stores and from farmers markets is safe. Michigan ...

The GDPR is coming: 5 ways you can safeguard your personal data

Can you honestly say you know who has access to your personal data? Just how many people know what your email address is or when your birthday is? And, more importantly, who knows where you live or what your bank card details are? Whether we’re sharing our email address in return for receiving newsletters or ...

Blockchain seen as tool in food safety

The food industry is turning to the same technology used by virtual currencies to strengthen food safety and inventory management by tracking meats and crops from farm to table. Working with IBM, retail giant Walmart Stores is testing the technology system on mangos in the United States and pork in China. Blockchain, the underlying technology ...

2017 Hawaii hurricane season to be more active than normal, but not extreme

The 2017 Central Pacific hurricane season, which includes interests in Hawaii, is likely to be active but not nearly as busy as 2015. The Central Pacific basin is the area bounded by 140 and 180 degrees west longitude and includes the islands and waters surrounding Hawaii. "The combination of warm water and a typical amount ...

Planning for the worst: Crisis communications 101

How you plan for and respond to a crisis could make a world of difference. Are you prepared? Every company – tech-focused or not – will eventually face a crisis. An unhappy and outspoken customer, an egregious misstep by an employee, a product malfunction. Yet, half of U.S. companies don’t have a crisis communication plan. ...

GDPR: how charities should prepare for data protection changes

New regulations affecting fundraising, campaigning and volunteer management come into effect in 2018. Here’s how you can be ready. Four letters – GDPR – have been imprinted on the minds of fundraisers and charities over recent months. The general data protection regulation (GDPR) is a new EU law that will come into effect on 25 ...

To BIA or not to BIA? Interim survey results

One of the differentiators of the new approach to business continuity advocated by Adaptive BC is the removal of the business impact analysis and risk assessment from the business continuity process. But is that a realistic proposal? Continuity Central is currently conducting a survey to assess whether this is a realistic proposal. The interim results ...

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