It’s always an editorial dilemma – Do we start with the event with the biggest business continuity impact? The event that was the most unbelievable? For the 2016 Business Continuity Review, we have some difficult choices, including the massive cyberattack of the toasters, the most powerful man in the world (soon) trying to carve up the Internet, and a smartphone threatening the health of a national economy.
Now that business apps (that really can help you do better business) are available immediately in the cloud, the internal IT organisation may find itself being ignored as the shadow IT.
Remember the economic meltdown (almost) of eight years ago? Two buzzwords came to the fore at that time. One was “systemic risk”, the risk that applies to an entire sector or domain; in this case, the global economy.
A Local Resilience Forum? Should you have one? Also referred to for short as an LRF, the idea is to bring together different respondents in a local area in order to guarantee cooperation
Information security, both in-cloud and on-premise, was somewhat higher profile during 2015. The top three threats for the year for cloud environments were (in decreasing order of importance) app attacks, suspicious activity, and brute force.
The Internet is truly a work of genius. From the original DARPA brainwave about a network that would reroute around failure to the social media that have brought billions of people together, the Internet is a wonder of the world as much as the Egyptian pyramids and the Taj Mahal. It is a fascinating thought…