ICT has become the platform for business, and yet many organisations fail to protect their ICT systems—and the business processes that use them—from disaster.
The very real threat of data breaches and cyber-attacks add a new dimension of risk and demand a proper response from responsible companies and their boards—as mandated by King IV. The Business Continuity Institute’s Cyber Resilience Report revealed that two-thirds of organisations surveyed had experienced at least one cybersecurity incident during the previous year, and 15 percent had experienced 10 or more.
And yet, many companies delay in setting up an alternative recovery site and continue to use outdated and unreliable tapes to back up data and systems—only to discover they cannot recover once disaster strikes. Key reasons for this dereliction include expense or lack of management expertise.
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Explore cyber resilience and how to achieve it by participating in this year’s Business Continuity Awareness Week, 15-19 May. Log on to http://www.thebci.org/index.php/upcomingevents/bcaw-2017 for the full programme of events and webinars.
ContinuitySA will be presenting three webinars during the week. Click on the attached links to see more details of the webinar and register.
- Cyber Resilience – Can your organisation deliver after a cyber event crisis? Presented by Al de Brito, ContinuitySA https://www.brighttalk.com/webcast/1476/253027
- Been hacked by cyber terrorists? What’s your plan B? Presented by Braam Pretorius, ContinuitySA https://www.brighttalk.com/webcast/1476/253735
- Privacy law, a catalyst for cyber resilience? Presented by Padma Naidoo and Philippa Chappell, ContinuitySA https://www.brighttalk.com/webcast/1476/253517
In addition, watch out for a series of blogs from ContinuitySA during Business Continuity Awareness Week covering a spectrum of issues relating to cyber resilience. Visit http://www.continuitysa.com/blog/