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Experts predict new trends for those in business continuity jobs for 2012

Filed under: Business Continuity — Stephanie on January 14, 2012

With 2012 just beginning, there have already been a host of experts from information security recruitment predicting trends that will affect the market in 2012. Here are three major themes for those looking for business continuity vacancies this year:

Shake up of standards possible

This year it’s likely that innovative business continuity standards will affect international business. The launch of ISO22301 will affect all those in business continuity jobs and although many within the sector are waiting with baited breath to see how effective the changes will be, many have concerns over existing standards and how accredited companies will be affected. BSI has already stated that it’s likely BS 25999 will become defunct and that there will be a transition period as businesses update their security processes.

Concerns continue over cloud technology

In 2011 cloud computing was embraced by many businesses and used in a range of non-critical processes. However within areas of risk and network threat it is yet to gain full acceptance. This year however it is predicted that many large organisations will be looking to enhance their services using cloud technology. For those in IT security jobs this new technology will remain worrisome for some time but many experts believe that most companies will find that their service providers will have better security processes than their own.

The 2012 Olympics

For UK companies the Olympics will be high on the radar bringing concerns over logistics and transport. For those in risk management jobs this long awaited event could cause major disruption if it coincides with other crises such as terrorism attacks, flash flooding or rioting in London.

A knowledge of these market issues will be valuable when looking for jobs in this sector.

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