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How to prepare your organization for a terrorist attack

Terrorism is never far from the headlines and while the impact on human lives is, of course, the biggest and most important consequence of a terrorist incident, it is not the only one; businesses need to prepare for the potential impacts. Jonathan Hemus looks at five areas to focus on.

The World Economic Forum publishes its annual Global Risks Report

Each year the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report identifies and analyzes risks facing countries, economies and organizations. As the pace of change accelerates, and as risk interconnections deepen, this year’s report highlights the growing strain placed on many of the global systems we rely on.

A strong configuration management governance model is key to managing IoT growth risks

The use of Internet of Things (IoT) devices is on the rise in industrial applications. In fact, Gartner predicts there will be nearly 21 billion connected 'things' in use worldwide by 2020. IT leaders in nearly every vertical market will soon be inundated with the management of both the data from these devices as well as the management of the devices themselves, each of which require the same lifecycle management as any other IT equipment.

New sub-sea cable will create resilient trans-Atlantic connectivity

Aqua Comms DAC, the operator of Ireland's first dedicated subsea fibre-optic network interconnecting New York, Dublin and London, has announced plans for continued investment in submarine cable infrastructure having joined the HAVFRUE consortium which will own and operate a new subsea cable system connecting New Jersey to Ireland, and Denmark, with connectivity options to Norway.

CISOs most worried about the human factor when it comes to cyber risk

Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) are feeling less confident than ever about cyber risk and data security, a new Ponemon Institute survey shows. As today's climate of high-profile data breaches continues, 66 percent of respondents believe their companies are more likely to fall victim to a cyberattack or data breach in 2018.

River flood risks will increase around the globe: researchers

Rainfall changes caused by global warming will increase river flood risks across the globe say researchers from the Potsdam Institute. Fluvial floods are already among the most common and devastating natural disasters and scientists have now calculated the required increase in flood protection until the 2040s worldwide, breaking it down to single regions and cities.

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