Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Cybercriminals Target Businesses During Natural Disasters - Vol 675


Why Do Cybercriminals Target Businesses During Natural Disasters?


From Our Sponsor

Prepare for Winter Weather with a Simulation Exercise

The HUB is all about sharing resources to mitigate risk and build resilience. With winter right around the corner, here’s one you don’t want to miss. Watch a simulation exercise from OnSolve that will help you >> 

  • Be Prepared: Ensure your team knows what to do when winter weather hits
  • Learn from Experts: Apply best practices to your preparedness and response programs
  • Increase Confidence: Share these tips and proven use cases to keep people safe.
Watch now >>

Meet the Experts

Why Do Cybercriminals Target Businesses During

Natural Disasters?

According to one cyber threat intelligence director, there is almost always an uptick in cyber-attack attempts after a major disaster event.

Natural catastrophes create chaos and uncertainty. People are not focusing on basic cybersecurity best practices or refreshing their network’s security controls but are instead spending their energy on recovering from the event. Zac Amos explains 5 ways organizations can defend themselves from cyber-attacks following a natural disaster.

Read the article >>

In The Know...

Celebrating the 700th Episode of

“Preparing for the Unexpected”

On Thursday, November 19th, at 11am ET, industry podcast host Alex Fullick reaches a milestone. SpeaknSpark innovator James Green is turning the tables on this legendary host.

So, he’s going to do something special! He’s making Alex the guest and they will be doing the episode live. Tune in as James asks Alex about why he started the show, his most memorable moments and more.

Join Alex and James Thursday on YouTube!

No Relief

Humanitarian organizations are having their websites disrupted, reducing their ability to receive funding for aid.

Read more

Future Proofing

With flooding, earthquakes, and wildfires, urban planning and architectural decisions can reduce many of the risks.

Read more


90 Seconds to Shelter,

this is not an Exercise!

Episode 105 of The Resilient Journey features Dotan Sagi who spoke from Tel Aviv. Dotan is an Israeli based CEO. How did Dotan keep track of his team across #Israel last week? How does his company continue to operate? What are his views about good decision making during a crisis?

Listen to the podcast >>

Conference Spotlight

DRJ Spring 2024, Save the Date: March 17 – 20, 2024 

“Unleash the Power of Resilience” at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld® where you will meet executives and practitioners with responsibilities in business continuity, crisis communications, operational risk, IT DR, and security. Attend the conference or the online option.

Learn more >>

In The Know...

What You’re Not Expecting

Members of the Forbes Technology Council discuss key items that organizations frequently overlook.

Read more

Mapping Things Out

A new tool allows people in the United States to look up how at risk their neighborhoods are to wildfire, flooding, and pollution.

Read more

Under Paperwork

Disaster relief programs too often are unclear in what they cover, and how to apply.

Read more

Industry Pulse

The Cyber-Resilient CEO

How confident CEOs are taking charge of cybersecurity

Enterprise executives are thinking about cyber resilience, according to an October 2023 report, The Cyber-Resilient CEO, from professional services firm Accenture. 

Accenture studied the cybersecurity practices of 1,000 CEOs of large organizations to better understand what it means to be a cyber-resilient leader today. The research shows CEOs are fully aware of cybersecurity, with 96% agreeing it is a key enabler for organization growth and stability. Yet, 74% are concerned about their organization’s ability to avert or minimize damage to the business from a cyberattack. It is a disconnect that highlights that a majority of CEOs lack confidence that their organizations are truly cyber resilient, and their uncertainty is reflected in how they prioritize their cybersecurity investments.  

Backed by a broad cybersecurity experience, Accenture has identified three issues that continue to challenge CEOs today:

  1. Limited understanding of cybersecurity and its relationship to the business
  2. Compartmentalizing cybersecurity risks as compliance issues
  3. Leaders’ inability to keep pace with the business impact of fast-evolving risks.
Read the 44-page report >>

DRI2024 Registration and Award Nominations Now Open

Registration is officially open for DRI2024, the premier event for resilience and business continuity professionals – coming to New Orleans, LA, Mar. 3-6!

Register now to take advantage of the special early discounted rate of $1,495 and secure your spot at this must-attend event, which offers in-depth educational sessions along with unique networking opportunities.

Use the code EB24 when selecting the Full Conference pass to receive the discount.

Nominations are also open for the 2024 Awards of Excellence – including the brand-new Women in BCM Inspiration Award! It’s a great opportunity to spotlight the best and brightest in the field, including yourself!

Don’t wait -- the deadline is Nov. 1.

Learn more >>

No comments:

Post a Comment


Search This Blog

ARCHIVE List 2011 - Present