The News section of our website will help you keep abreast of the latest professional developments and events from around the world in business continuity, crisis management and emergency management. Media sources are scanned daily to keep you constantly updated with items of interest.Other than the items in Steelhenge News, the stories are sourced from third parties. Whilst we make every effort to assure the quality of our website, we are not responsible for their accuracy and the views expressed do not necessarily reflect our own.
January 14 2013
The BCI have just published a survey which questioned 730 organisations from across financial services, public administration and defence, retail and manufacturing in 62 countries to determine the top threats to business in 2013.
December 20 2012
NCEMA, the UAE's National Crisis and Emergency Management Authority, has launched a business continuity management standard to ensure organisations across the UAE continue operating throughout any disaster.
17 December 2012
The BSI Group have announced the publication of ISO 22313, the guidance document for ISO 22301, the international standard for business continuity management systems.
11 December 2012
Study suggests that small and medium-sized retailers are dangerously unprepared for interruptions to their Christmas trading period.
4 December 2012
ISO 22313, the International business continuity management systems guidance standard, has entered the final pre-publication stage.
12 November 2012
The EC has launched a new programme building on the achievements of the successful Euro-Mediterranean Regional Programme for the Prevention, Preparedness and Response to natural and man-made disasters (PPRD). The new programme will start in the spring of 2013 and will run until 2016.
5 November 2012
NATO will conduct its annual Crisis Management Exercise CMX between 12 and 16 November 2012. The exercise is designed to practice Alliance crisis management procedures at the strategic political level and will involve civilian and military staffs in Allied capitals, at NATO Headquarters, and in both Strategic Commands.
26 October 2012
Fifty nations and institutions from the Asia Pacific region have pledged to improve disaster risk management at a national and local level, marking the end of this week's Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction.
25 October 2012
More than 70 government and industry representatives are undertaking a three stage exercise to test a co-ordinated response to an aquatic animal disease outbreak.
19 October 2012
'Making Cities Resilient 2012' examines resilience building activities at a local level across the world - form Cairns to Copenhagen via Bangkok and Beirut.
4 October 2012
Hundreds of cyber security experts from across the EU are testing their readiness to combat cyber-attacks in a day long simulation across Europe today.
Simulation exercise: Foreign animal disease in Canada
2 October 2012
Dr Brian Evans, Chief Veterinary Officer (CVO), Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), Ottawa, Canada informs the OIE that a simulation exercise on a foreign animal diseas will take place in Edmonton, province of Alberta, from 3 to 4 October 2012.
Simulation tests crisis readiness
28 September 2012
As passengers went about their business at Auckland Airport on September 14 they were blissfully unaware of the activity going on behind the scenes as teams dealt with a 'fire' in the domestic terminal. Thankfully, the fire wasnt real, but the response from members of the crisis management teams was.
Botswana Railways (BR) together with Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) on Septmeber 14th 2012 conducted a railway safety simulation exercise, named 'Kotsi lll' at Ramatlabama border post.
New UK research institute for cyber security announced
17 September 2012
The government has announced plans to establish a new academic research institute that will focus on analysing the science behind cyber security.
Oil recovery response simulation exercise off Qawra
13 September 2012
Transport Malta (TM), in conjunction with the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) and several local stakeholders has today successfully concluded an exercise simulating the response to an oil spill incident occurring off the coast of Qawra.
Fire breaks out at a station
22 August 2012
Limavady Fire Station activated their well-rehearsed Business Continuity Plan after a fire at their premises.
Gold Medal for Olympic business continuity plans
15 August 2012
Peter Hendy, London's Commissioner of Transport, has praised businesses for their role in keeping London moving during the Olympic Games.
26 July 2012
Mid-sized businesses lose £200,000 due to disruptions
4 July 2012
Mid-sized businesses are losing up to £200,000 a year due to supply chain disruption - yet more than half take no precautions to protect themselves against it.
We know that NatWest's IT doesn't always work but we do now know what its emergency financial planning looks like.
TC223, the ISO Technical Committee that has been developing the ISO 22301 international business continuity management standard, has voted to approve the FDIS.
UK government Civil Contingencies Committee meeting convened.
Continuity Central recently asked readers to help build a list of the benefits that business continuity brings. This article provides a summary of these.
H5N1 research essential for pandemic protection; but terrorism concerns remain
WHO meeting discusses the next steps in this area.
Delhi quake drill a good example for other high-risk cities to follow.
Benefits of business continuity plans surveyed by British Insurance Brokers' Association (BIBA) and the UK Cabinet Office
As well as helping organizations continue in business after an incident, business continuity plans reduce insurance premiums and open doors to new markets.
The Business Continuity Institute has published survey findings on the top threats to business continuity in 2012.
ISO has announced the availability of ISO 22320:2011; a tool that all types of organizations can use to improve their capabilities in handling incident response in any crisis.
Deadline is 17th February 2012; two new awards introduced.
Dictionary of Business Continuity Management Terms Version 2.
The resilience of UK banks to cyber attack is to be tested through a simulation
International business continuity standard reaches another milestone with the completion of the Enquiry Stage.
On 3rd November the US and the EU conducted a joint cyber attack exercise: Cyber Atlantic 2011.
The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Ltd (LOCOG) has published business continuity advice to help UK-based businesses plan for the 2012 Olympics.
Highly targeted threat follows in Stuxnet's footsteps.
New standard entitled 'Information technology - Security techniques - Information security incident management.'
Will improve the government's capability to respond to large scale natural disasters or acts of terrorism.
Most companies will lose a fifth of their value every five years as a result of a major crisis, according to detailed research
Rory Cellan-Jones on how Blackberry failed its customers
No business in London will be completely unaffected but some will be more affected than others; each individual business needs to work out the impact of the Olympics on operations: commissioner.
Downtime notices received badly by thousands of users.
Business Continuity Awareness Week 2012 briefing paper published by the Business Continuity Institute
Start planning for Business Continuity Awareness Week 2012...
New crisis management standard jointly launched by BSI and the UK Cabinet Office.
The Committee of Ministers has urged EU states to develop policies, in conjunction with other stakeholders, to prevent and respond to harm to the Internet.
New crisis management standard created by the UK Cabinet Office and the British Standards Institution.\
89 organizations will take part in the exercise on 22nd November.
From 1 July 2012 Australian financial firms will need to comply with a new prudential standard on business continuity management.
Scale of Olympics-related business continuity issues highlighted
London-based organizations cannot expect business-as-usual during the Olympic period.
Provides a framework for implementing a risk management approach to managing threats to information security management systems.
Awards will be presented at the Business Continuity Institute's Gala Dinner on 9th November 2011.
Over the next 12 months FEMA will offer a series of webinars which will address business continuity-related topics and include presenters from varied backgrounds and experiences.
A comprehensive programme of exercises to test the government, police and other key agencies' readiness for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games has been announced by Home Secretary Theresa May.
'BS 31100:2011: code of practice and guidance for the implementation of BS ISO 31000'.
A new strain of the MRSA "superbug" is found in the milk of British cows and is believed to be infecting humans.
Casualties in oil refinery blast
Emergency services are investigating an explosion and fire at an oil refinery in west Wales as the owners try to account for all personnel.
What is E. coli and what can you do to prevent it?
The World Health Organization says the E. coli outbreak in Germany is a completely new strain of bacteria.
Airport operator BAA is investing 50 million in improving incident management and communications systems
The ISO 22301 business continuity standard has been voted through by the TC 223 committee and now enters the final approval process.
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Although aimed at individuals, PLAN will be a useful tool for business continuity managers.
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