Tag: BCAW2017

Business nightmare scenarios detailed a week since #WannaCry

Speaking on the theme ‘The threats that should be keeping you awake at night’ at the FourSys SecureTour in London, independent computer security researcher Graham Cluley described the three main areas of concern for businesses in 2017. Claiming that it is not about giving the audience nightmares, and not about nation-state hackers who "target private ...

BCM Jobs – May 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. Seeking candidates for the following jobs: Business Continuity ...

Ransomware cyber-attack threat escalating – Europol

Friday's cyber-attack has affected more than 200,000 victims in 150 countries, Europol chief Rob Wainwright says. He told the BBC the act was "unprecedented in its scale". The virus took control of users' files, demanding payments; Russia and the UK were among the worst-hit countries. Experts say another attack could be imminent and have warned ...

Pirates stole the new ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ movie and are holding it for ransom

Have real-life pirates taken aim at Disney's pirates? Walt Disney CEO Bob Iger revealed Monday that hackers claiming to have access to a Disney movie threatened to release it unless the studio paid a ransom. Iger didn't disclose the name of the film, but said Disney is refusing to pay. The studio is working with ...

Which locks your phone best: Pins, Patterns or Passwords?

The popular pattern lock system used to secure millions of Android phones could be cracked within just five attempts - and more complicated patterns are the easiest to crack. With hacking methods getting more advanced all the time, which phone lock should you be using: pin, pattern, password, or print?

Global cyber-attack: Security blogger halts ransomware ‘by accident’

A UK security researcher explained the BBC how he "accidentally" halted the spread of the malicious ransomware that has affected hundreds of organisations, including the UK's NHS. The 22-year-old man, known by the pseudonym MalwareTech, had taken a week off work, but decided to investigate the ransomware after hearing about the global cyber-attack. He managed to ...

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 ...

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

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 ...

If you have ‘nothing to hide’, here’s where to send your passwords!

If you believe that you have "nothing to hide" from the prying eyes of the NSA, you shouldn't mind letting a stranger rifle through your bank statements, emails, and photos — right? Nearly every week, I hear someone shrug off privacy issues with a claim that they're not worried because they have "nothing to hide" ...

High-end music festival turns into disaster area and mass chaos

This weekend was the inaugural Fyre Festival. It was supposed to be the Coachella of the Bahamas. It was supposed to be a VIP experience. Instead it was Millennial Armageddon. Tickets cost anywhere from $1,000 to $12,000 and promised a flight from Miami, activities like kayaking and yoga, and a stay in a geodesic dome. What ...