Phishing Attacks up by 297 Percent in Q3 2018

Behavior Group

Phishing Attacks “The Retail and eCommerce Threat Landscape Report (October 2018), notes a 297 percent rise in the number of false retailer websites designed to “phish” for customer… Continue reading.

How Your Business Can Plan for Cyberattacks in 2018

Behavior Group

The post How Your Business Can Plan for Cyberattacks in 2018 appeared first on Behaviour Portugal. Plan for Cyberattacks Ransomware and attacks that originate from nation-states are forcing companies to reappraise their cyber risks.

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Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity Up & Comer: Nuveric’s PetaGys Powered by Oracle’s Solaris

ChannelBloom

The PetaGys Powered by Oracle Solaris integrates correctly-sized hardware and data protection software into a complete onsite backup, offsite cloud, and business continuance solution. The appliance enables a fast and hassle-free setup of a comprehensive disaster recovery environment.

Building a Channel Presence.? Why You Need to Hire This Guy.

ChannelBloom

When building out a channel program, having the right strategy and go to market plan is critical. Having the right people to deliver that strategy is the most crucial part. Where several companies fail in the channel is having a balance of both ingredients.

From GITEX 2018: Muhammad Tahir on jump starting your organization's approach to recovery

VOX Veritas

In this presentation from GITEX Technology Week 2018, Muhammad Tahir shares guidance on jump starting your organization's approach to recovery

Delivering a financial system that reduces disaster risk 

Crisis Response Journal

Ahead of the 2018 2018 Forum on Disaster Risk Reduction, Erling Kvernevik, Teresa Rubino and Rosalind Cook say that delivering a financial system that reduces disaster risk is a critical contribution to a more sustainable and safer Europe Direct and indi By Erling Kvernevik, Teresa Rubino and Rosalind Cook

Critical infrastructure and soft targets in the Maghreb states 

Crisis Response Journal

In November 2018, Advisory Panel Member Lina Kolesnikova took part, as an international expert, in the regional workshop on ‘The challenges posed by terrorist acts on critical infrastructure (CI) and soft targets in the Maghreb States’. The event was join By Lina Kolesnikova

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Nurses Reaching Out celebrates its new status as a UK registered charity 

Crisis Response Journal

On June 8, 2018 Nurses Reaching out (NRO) held a celebration event to launch its new status as a UK registered charity at the Anise Bar in London’s Cinnamon Kitchen, writes Brian Dillon. By Brian Dillon

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European Forum on Disaster Risk Reduction to look at continuing climate challenges 

Crisis Response Journal

Ahead of the 2018 European Forum on Disaster Risk Reduction in Rome, Rosalind Cook, Professor Sirkku Juhola and Jaroslav Mysiak take a look at the pressing need for Europe to meet the challenges of a changing climate. By Rosalind Cook, Professor Sirkku Juhola and Jarosla

How to create a business continuity plan – with free template

IT Governance BC

Comprehensive BCM (business continuity management) measures are essential for responding effectively to a disruption and providing a minimum acceptable service during a disaster. A crucial aspect of BCM is the development of an effective BCP (business continuity plan).

Best Practice Planning and Exercising from Ragtag Misfits

Alternative Resiliency Services Corp

What do David Lindstedt, Mark Armour, Telly Savalas, Charles Bronson and Lee Marvin have in common? What are the most effective ways to do Business Continuity (or Cyber or Crisis) planning and training?

Email Fraud is a Top Business Risk for 2018

Behavior Group

Email fraud is a top risk for 2018, resulting in employee termination. The post Email Fraud is a Top Business Risk for 2018 appeared first on Behaviour Portugal.

How to write a disaster recovery plan

IT Governance BC

All organisations experience disruptions, whether that’s from a cyber attack, IT failure, weather event or something else, and they need to be prepared. The longer it takes to address an issue, the more the costs will spiral and the harder it will be to recover.

2018 Set a New Record for Security Vulnerabilities

Behavior Group

With more than 16,500 known security vulnerabilities being catalogued, 2018 set a new record over last year’s previous record of 14,714. The post 2018 Set a New Record for Security Vulnerabilities appeared first on Behaviour Portugal.

Online learning: Being prepared in the modern world 

Crisis Response Journal

In this month’s blog on free preparedness training and education it’s Robert Fagan’s pleasure to highlight the course Staying Safe: How to Be Prepared in the Modern World from the United Kingdom’s Emergency Planning College (EPC). By Robert Fagan

Business continuity is not the same as crisis management 

Crisis Response Journal

Any organisation that imagines that a business continuity plan makes it ‘crisis prepared’ is due for a big and costly surprise, says Dr Tony Jaques Crisis management should be recognised as both a tactical and a strategic responsibility, which extends fa By Dr Tony Jaques

Integrating emergency response to active shooter incidents 

Crisis Response Journal

ALERTT is the Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training centre in Texas State University, and it provides the best research-based active shooter training in the US, writes Brian Dillon. The ninth annual ALERRT Conference has recently concluded afte By Brian Dillon

“Who touched it last?” 

Crisis Response Journal

In this blog Kirsty McKinlay-Stewart covers a training course that one of our latest CRJ Partners, Paradigm Human Performance Ltd invited her to attend. By Kirsty McKinlay-Stewart

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CRJ Advisory Panel Member chairs session at prestigious Homeland and Global Security Forum 

Crisis Response Journal

Editorial Advisory Panel Member Lina Kolesnikova took part in the 20th Homeland and Global Security Forum (Crans Montana Forum), chairing the session on Cybersecurity and the Governance of Information in Geneva, Switzerland. By Lina Kolesnikova

More online emergency management training resources 

Crisis Response Journal

This month Rob Fagan’s blog about free emergency management training and education focuses on a very timely and useful source: the Safe + Ready Institute. By Rob Fagan

Survival identification syndrome and traumatic bonding 

Crisis Response Journal

Forty five years after the hostage taking that gave birth to the concept of Stockholm syndrome, Lina Kolesnikova says that emergency services workers need to be aware of the paradoxical phenomena whereby abused people develop emotional dependency on their By Lina Kolesnikova

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Arab countries caught in a cycle of war and disease 

Crisis Response Journal

Mohamed ELsonpaty, Adel Aldaghbashy, Zeki Al-Droubi, and Hazem Badr examine the link between conflict in disease, in an article originally written for the Science and Development Network (SciDev.Net

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This is not a drill: Five reasons why experts are worried about the next pandemic 

Crisis Response Journal

Ali Moore, Vice Chancellor's Fellow at the University of Melbourne, examines whether Australia is prepared for the next health outbreak. By Ali Moore

Puerto Rico: The case for disaster preparedness 

Crisis Response Journal

The ongoing rise in deaths in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria exposes the devastating consequences of inadequate planning for natural disasters and how miscommunication impedes relief efforts, says Anastasia Kyriacou. By Anastasia Kyriacou

It' s time for CEOs to think more about crisis 

Crisis Response Journal

A new study at Harvard has revealed a shocking statistic: CEOs spent just one per cent of their time working on crisis management. That’s pretty disturbing, considering nothing destroys reputation or market value faster than a crisis, writes Dr Tony Jaque By Dr Tony Jaques

Human performance: Take note of error precursors 

Crisis Response Journal

Welcome to the fifth blog in our Human Performance series and thank you for the feedback to the fourthblog in this series (if you have missed my previous blogs, you can catch up here). In this blog I am going to introduce you to the WITH Model (sometimes By Teresa Mullen

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Not just for special forces training - centre has great civilian services potential 

Crisis Response Journal

Editorial Advisory Panel Member Rob McAlister takes an inside look at Jordan's special forces training centre. By Robert McAlister

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A world at your fingertips – developing your career through online learning 

Crisis Response Journal

In the first instalment of my blog on free international training and education to develop your careers, I highlighted the flagship of emergency management distance learning from the United States - the Emergency Management Institute. This instalment will

The importance of record keeping and the pocket notebook in emergency incidents 

Crisis Response Journal

The police are used to keeping records and use notebooks at incidents as a matter of routine, but not so other emergency responding services, according to Jon Chapman, who takes a short look at record keeping at and around incidents, and why this is so vi By Jon Chapman

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Victims of a ‘victimless’ crime 

Crisis Response Journal

Last May, the body of a murdered man was found in a warehouse in the neighborhood of Tepito in Mexico City. The victim was known to most as ‘El Rey Pirata’, or the ‘Pirate King’ and was a main source of counterfeit shoes and other products for many operat By Aaron Aguilar

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Take part in a training exercise that covers the whole world and all disciplines 

Crisis Response Journal

Our regular blogger Robert Fagan announces an international training exercise that looks at whole community resiliene and response planning in the face of threats to lifeline infrastructures. By Robert Fagan

Performance modes and reducing human error 

Crisis Response Journal

Welcome to the fourth blog in our Human performance series by Teresa Mullen and thank you for the feedback to the third blog in this series (if you missed the blog, you can read it here). This blog introduces the reality of human error and provide a brief By Teresa Mullen

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Free international training and education to develop your careers 

Crisis Response Journal

Rob Fagan, our newest blogger, will be promoting free training and education in our chosen fields for everyone, regardless of nationality or location. In the vast majority of cases access to the various resources and courses does assume access to the Inte By Robert Fagan

Aligning BC/DR to CSIRP Challenges

eBRP

As presented at the DRJ Fall World 2018, participants learned about the various program components that will help build an effective CSIRP.

New Zealand Customs Control Requires Your Phone Password

Behavior Group

Phone Password, New Zealand Customs Control Under the Customs and Excise Act 2018, which came into force this week, officials will be able to demand travelers unlock any electronic… Continue reading.

The principles of human performance 

Crisis Response Journal

Welcome to the third blog in our Human Performance series, writes Teresa Mullen, and thank you for the feedback to the second blog in this series (if you missed the blogs, you can read them here and here). By Teresa Mullen

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Liverpool University leads evaluation of large-scale emergency exercise

Crisis Response Journal

A research team from the University of Liverpool has provided evaluation and support to a multi-agency exercise, codenamed ‘Operation Raptor’, at the second busiest airport in the world, London Heathrow

In depth: The societal resilience narrative – bringing the chapters together 

Crisis Response Journal

Laurence Marzell introduces CRJ's new in-depth, longer read blogs, by examining how a more unified and coherent approach to societal resilience might be achieved. By Laurence Marzell

Fraud Attempts Expected to Jump 14% During Holiday Season

Behavior Group

Fraud Attempts, increase in fraud attempts According to ACI Worldwide, merchants should expect a 14-percent increase in fraud attempts between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve 2018. Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve, merchants should expect a 14% increase in fraud attempts.

TSB Bank IT failure: Déjà vu all over again 

Crisis Response Journal

TSB bank in the UK has been experiencing severe computer issues, with customers unable to log into their online accounts or use the bank’s app and struggling to log in or make online payments. David Rubens looks at the issue from an organisational resilie By David Rubens