ATM Malware Retooled to Strike More Machines

Upgraded Ploutus-D Malware Designed to Drain ATMs From Any Manufacturer In early 2013, cybercriminals began deploying in Mexico what some security experts described as one of the most advanced pieces of malware that's ever been built to steal money from ATMs. Nicknamed Ploutus, it evolved to become the first ATM malware that could be controlled ...

Researchers reconstruct fingerprint data from digital photo

Researchers in Japan have been able to "copy" fingerprint data from a digital photo of a person holding up a peace sign. This research is surely going to raise questions over the potential theft of fingerprint data through photos. Currently, many smartphones, laptops, and tablets feature some sort of biometric finger scanner that allows the ...

Global Supply Chain: Heading in the Right Direction?

Supply Chain Management and Business Continuity Management need to work together to create a more resilient organisation

The simple steel box that transformed global trade

Perhaps the defining feature of the global economy is precisely that it is global. Toys from China, copper from Chile, T-shirts from Bangladesh, wine from New Zealand, coffee from Ethiopia, and tomatoes from Spain. Like it or not, globalisation is a fundamental feature of the modern economy. In the early 1960s, world trade in merchandise ...

Business interruption tops the list of top ten global business risks

Business interruption remained the top fear globally for the fifth straight year, with multiple new triggers emerging, including non-physical damage disruptions caused by political violence, strikes and terror attacks. Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE (AGCS) has published its 6th annual Allianz Risk Barometer, which provides a list of the current top ten global business ...

Everyone is falling for this frighteningly effective Gmail scam

Security researchers have identified a "highly effective" phishing scam that's been fooling Google Gmail customers into divulging their login credentials. The scheme, which has been gaining popularity in the past few months and has reportedly been hitting other email services, involves a clever trick that can be difficult to detect. Researchers at WordFence, a team ...

Planning for social media crises

Social media crises can occur for many reasons due to postings about organizations amplifying out of control and threatening reputation damage and loss of customers. Additionally, during other worst case scenarios, such as terrorism or major disasters, social media can greatly amplify the intensity and scale of responses to the incident and, if not managed ...

BCM Desktop Exercise 2

The desktop exercise – a wasted opportunity?

In the latest edition of the Business Continuity Institute's Working Paper Series, Luke Bird MBCI focuses on improving desktop exercises, and poses numerous challenges to business continuity practitioners, suggesting concrete, actionable recommendations to enable organizations to obtain more value out of these exercises. In the paper, Luke notes that for many organizations, it could be ...

Flood Resilience Guide for UK businesses published

The Know Your Flood Risk campaign has launched a new 'Guide to Flood Resilience' for businesses, developed by two former flood victims, Mary Dhonau OBE and Carly Rose. The supplement provides practical guidance on steps all UK businesses can take to make their premises flood resilient. Download a free copy of the A Business Guide ...

Robots and humans can work together with new ISO guidance

Human and robot system interaction in industrial settings is now possible thanks to ISO/TS 15066, a new ISO technical specification for collaborative robot system safety. Collaborative robotics is when automatically operated robot systems share the same workspace with humans. It therefore refers to a system or application rather than a particular type or brand of ...

New research may explain the reduction in landfalling hurricanes in the US East Coast region

During periods of greater Atlantic hurricane activity, a protective barrier of vertical wind shear and cooler ocean temperatures forms along the US East Coast, weakening storms as they approach land, according to a new study by NCEI scientist, Jim Kossin. In his paper, "Hurricane Intensification along United States Coast Suppressed during Active Hurricane Periods", published ...

How 2017 will be an amazing year for business resilience

It's easy to complain about why all businesses do not have business continuity management (BCM); why some don't even know what it does or means. But we are where we are; it is what it is. However, for me, the really exciting part is what we do next to make 2017 the defining year for ...

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