Preparing for the Unexpected: Business Continuity and Information Security Trends and Tactics

Business Continuity and Information Security Trends and Tactics.

By Kevin Kondo

August 2018

As technology-related incidents continue to impact business operations across the globe, understanding how to protect against cybersecurity attacks and other threats to business operations is becoming increasingly critical. This paper discusses the top business continuity and information security trends and how companies can mitigate risk.

Based on a survey conducted by the Business Continuity Institute, respondents identified cyberattacks, loss of key employees, influence of social media, increased regulatory scrutiny, and adoption of internet-dependent services as their top concerns. Operating within the Canadian financial market with a strong regulatory framework, CIBC Mellon understands these challenges and it implements robust business continuity and information security measures and controls. We also offer some tips and techniques that any organization can consider when looking to improve their business continuity management tactics.

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This article is provided for general information purposes only and CIBC Mellon and its affiliates make no representations or warranties as to its accuracy or completeness, nor do any of them take any responsibility for third parties to which reference may be made. This article should not be regarded as legal, accounting, investment, financial or other professional advice nor is it intended for such use.

About CIBC Mellon

CIBC Mellon is a Canadian company exclusively focused on the investment servicing needs of Canadian institutional investors and international institutional investors into Canada. Founded in 1996, CIBC Mellon is 50-50 jointly owned by The Bank of New York Mellon (BNY Mellon) and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC). CIBC Mellon's investment servicing solutions for institutions and corporations are provided in close collaboration with our parent companies, and include custody, multicurrency accounting, fund administration, recordkeeping, pension services, exchange-traded fund services, securities lending services, foreign exchange processing and settlement, and treasury services.

As at March 29, 2024, CIBC Mellon had more than C$2.8 trillion of assets under administration on behalf of banks, pension funds, investment funds, corporations, governments, insurance companies, foreign insurance trusts, foundations and global financial institutions whose clients invest in Canada. CIBC Mellon is part of the BNY Mellon network, which as at March 29, 2024 had US$48.8 trillion in assets under custody and/or administration. CIBC Mellon is a licensed user of the CIBC trade-mark and certain BNY Mellon trade-marks, is the corporate brand of CIBC Mellon Global Securities Services Company and CIBC Mellon Trust Company, and may be used as a generic term to refer to either or both companies.

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