Strategic BCP® Authors Business Continuity Management Playbook on Evaluating BCM Standards

ResilienceONE® BCM software developer provides guidelines to building a framework for best practices and assuring regulatory compliance, based on the BCP Genome™ Plymouth Meeting, PA – February 26, 2013 | Strategic BCP, Inc., business continuity management (BCM) specialists and developers of cloud-based ResilienceONE® BCM software, today announced the availability of an insightful report, “Evaluating and… Continue reading Strategic BCP® Authors Business Continuity Management Playbook on Evaluating BCM Standards

New Chinese Rules Significantly Heighten Personal Data Protection Requirements

  On December 28, 2012, China’s legislative body issued a decision that lays out the basic framework for protection of electronic personal data, which took immediate effect. On November 15, 2012, China’s standard-setting authority issued a non-binding national standard on personal information protection in information systems, which became effective on February 1, 2013. Together, these… Continue reading New Chinese Rules Significantly Heighten Personal Data Protection Requirements

7 Reasons Why Business Continuity Plans Fail: Avoid the Pitfalls

1.     Unrealistic Expectations Many plans are created expecting that power, cell phones, phone lines, Internet, and water will all be working, and roads will be open.  Plans are written expecting that everyone will show up for work, staff won’t have damage at home, won’t have to take care of families and pets, and won’t be… Continue reading 7 Reasons Why Business Continuity Plans Fail: Avoid the Pitfalls

Executive engagement, securing funding and improving information security

Many information security professionals complain that they are under-resourced and unable to effectively execute on their mission. The problem is that they are under-funded and this is due usually to a lack of executive engagement. Here are a few tips to help the propeller heads amongst us engage with the C Suite a little better.… Continue reading Executive engagement, securing funding and improving information security

The Onion Gets Serious about Crisis Management

No satire in social media crisis management from the kings of fake news The Onion is well known across the ‘net for lampooning, well, everything. Headlines on its front page right now include, “Republicans Reach Out To Women With New ‘No Punch Pretty Lady’ Bill” and “Bob Dylan Lays Off 2,000 Workers From Songwriting Factory.”… Continue reading The Onion Gets Serious about Crisis Management

Philadelphia PD Goes Big with ESRI. Very Big.

When he was 17, Benjamin Franklin ran away from Boston to live in Philadelphia.  He would also become the British postmaster to the colonies and would establish the first national communications network. And even though he was a firefighter at heart, Ben would be very proud of the Philadelphia Police Department (PPD) today – they… Continue reading Philadelphia PD Goes Big with ESRI. Very Big.

Caution: 6 Signs of a Business Continuity Plan in Trouble

Not all Business Continuity plans are created equally. Calling something a “plan” doesn’t make it one. Real planning should go into its creation – not simply filling in blanks in a template, or copying a bunch of lists to an appendix. A viable Business Continuity plan is actionable, applicable to any disruption, and effective under… Continue reading Caution: 6 Signs of a Business Continuity Plan in Trouble

How to Know When VPS is Better than Shared or Dedicated Hosting

Virtual Private Server (VPS) hosting is a great solution for those whose needs and expectations are not met by shared hosting or whose website has outgrown their shared hosting plan. Virtual Private Servers provide users with root-level access to the server, while still keeping the ease and simplicity of a shared hosting account.  Essentially, VPS… Continue reading How to Know When VPS is Better than Shared or Dedicated Hosting

Valcom, Inc. Mass Notification Systems announces interoperability with Inova Solutions OnAlert(R) visual displays

Roanoke, VA — Valcom, Inc. is pleased to announce that their Elaunch IP Mass Notification Systems supports Inova Solutions OnAlert textual LED displays. John Mason, President of Valcom said: “Valcom is pleased to support Inova, the innovative and leading provider of IP PoE-based LED displays for the Mass Notification market. Now Valcom customers can incorporate… Continue reading Valcom, Inc. Mass Notification Systems announces interoperability with Inova Solutions OnAlert(R) visual displays