Crisis Response and Recovery Planning in Higher Education Communities

The National Center for Biomedical Research and Training affirmed in 2009 that “college and university campuses have become a part of the front line in preventing, deterring, and responding to violent incidents and criminal acts.” At some point in their careers, all chief executive officers in higher education institutions can anticipate a call from a… Continue reading Crisis Response and Recovery Planning in Higher Education Communities

A Boardroom Agenda for Business Continuity Planning

Who should spearhead the business continuity planning (BCP) initiative within an organization? Risk function? CEO? Board of directors? During a recent survey, a majority of the respondents suggested that BCP should belong to the risk management office. However, all of the respondents believed that the person responsible for the BCP should have direct access to… Continue reading A Boardroom Agenda for Business Continuity Planning

Halstead Keeping His ‘Boots on the Ground’

David Halstead obviously has not strayed far from his background of the ready boots and bunker suit, the klaxon, and the highly polished red engines. With office walls adorned with pictures and memorabilia reflecting his fire-fighter background, Halstead is head of the Florida Division of Emergency Management. He has had a life-long career in the… Continue reading Halstead Keeping His ‘Boots on the Ground’

Law Firm Learns From First-Hand Hurricane Experience

The 2005 Atlantic hurricane season was the most active in recorded history. In August 2005, Hurricane Katrina made landfall on the Gulf Coast of the United States as a Category 5 storm, ultimately becoming the costliest and one of the five most deadly hurricanes in U.S. history. The toll stands at more than 1,800 lives… Continue reading Law Firm Learns From First-Hand Hurricane Experience

High Performance Storage in the Cloud

Volumes have been written about the significant shortcomings of tape as a medium for data backup and archiving. Until recently, the only alternative has been to buy a bank of disks and use those as your storage target. Unfortunately, even with deduplication, this can be an expensive proposition, both from a purchasing standpoint (with capital… Continue reading High Performance Storage in the Cloud