Most UK firms lack confidence in disaster recovery

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‘We are human beings’: Training course helps police officers increase resilience

Helping police officers in northwestern Ontario build resilience and better cope with the often traumatic nature of their jobs is the goal of a three-day workshop being held in Thunder Bay this week.

The Comprehensive Officer Resilience Train-the-Trainer program, an initiative of the FBI National Academy Associates, is being held at Thunder Bay police headquarters, with representatives of Thunder Bay Police and OPP in attendance.

“Our officers, around the world, will see more traumatic situations on a day-to-day basis than most people will ever experience in their lives,” said Joe Collins, Twin Rivers, Wis., police chief, and instructor…


Most UK firms lack confidence in disaster recovery

Only 35% of UK organisations have full confidence in their current disaster recovery (DR) plans, according to the latest annual Data health check survey by business continuity firm Databarracks.

The poll of more than 400 IT decision-makers in the UK also revealed that while 8% said they had concerns about their DR plans, the majority (53%) said they were “fairly confident”. At the same time, less than half (49%) have complete confidence in their current backup capability, which is a key element to any business continuity plan and defence against ransomware attacks.

“Over the last year, we haven’t seen a huge amount of progress in DR and backup confidence, but at the same time, the number of cyber threats has continued to grow as a cause of both data loss and downtime, of which the Norsk Hydro ransomware incident is a leading example,” said Peter Groucutt, managing director at Databarracks.

“Organisations are lacking something in terms of disaster recovery strategy, and the policies, procedures and technology needed to execute this strategy…

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