Coffee’s fate is getting jittery as climate change puts growing areas at risk

If global warming continues at its current pace, growing the beans in coffee-proud Puerto Rico could be impossible in as little as 50 years, a new study says. A century ago, Puerto Rico was a coffee-growing powerhouse that sent its finest beans across the Atlantic to satisfy the demands of the European market. Since then, ...

Plastic food contact materials: clearer guidance for applicants

Updated guidance provides applicants with clearer advice on how to submit dossiers on plastic food contact materials before they can be put on the market in the European Union. Previously covered in one guidance document, EFSA has now published separate scientific and administrative documents. The scientific guidance includes updated information on the dataset required to ...

Massive ransomware cyber-attack hits 74 countries

A massive cyber-attack using tools believed to have been developed by the US National Security Agency has struck organisations around the world. Computers in thousands of locations have been locked by a programme that demands $300 (£230) in Bitcoin. In April hackers known as The Shadow Brokers claimed to have stolen the tools and released ...

Business Continuity Awareness Week 2017: it’s here!

2 out of 3 organizations have experienced at least one cyber security incident during the last year. Cyber attacks and data breaches have proven to be two of the greatest concerns for business continuity professionals for several years running. The latest research from the Business Continuity Institute has shown that: 88% of BC professionals have ...

How Western civilization could collapse

Some possible precipitating factors are already in place. How the West reacts to them will determine the world’s future, says Rachel Nuwer. The political economist Benjamin Friedman once compared modern Western society to a stable bicycle whose wheels are kept spinning by economic growth. Should that forward-propelling motion slow or cease, the pillars that define ...

There are diseases hidden in ice, and they are waking up

Long-dormant bacteria and viruses, trapped in ice and permafrost for centuries, are reviving as Earth's climate warms. What would happen if we were suddenly exposed to deadly bacteria and viruses that have been absent for thousands of years, or that we have never met before? We may be about to find out. Climate change is ...

Time for a Checkup… Business Continuity Training

Does your training program include the appropriate training for all levels of the organization? Author: Betty A. Kildow

Majority of UK workers would not report corruption, survey finds

The perception among UK respondents is that little progress has been made over the past couple of years as companies struggle to maintain ethical standards. UK businesses are failing to tackle a culture of corruption and unethical behavior, according to new research. A survey by EY found that 25% of UK employees believe bribery and corruption ...

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Don’t think your company’s information is worth stealing? Think again

Last year Goldcorp, a Canadian mining company with approximately 15,000 employees, became suddenly aware that its internal network had been compromised. The perpetrators had successfully obtained 15 gigabytes of corporate data including tax returns, personal information, financial and operational data, and even copies of expired passports belonging to some of the directors. Part of this ...

Business recovery should be simple enough to teach an 8-year-old

The future entrepreneurs and leaders are communicating and engaging with the world, using the technology of today. Children are smart and can learn new things very quickly. Today's technology is so amazing that we have instant access to information to entertain and educate ourselves; it’s in the palm of our hands. We depend on businesses ...

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