FCC to Hold Hearing on Network Resilience and Reliability

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has announced its second National Field Hearing on Thursday, Feb. 28, to examine challenges to the nation’s communications systems during natural disasters and other times of crisis. An agenda has not yet been released. This FCC public hearing is one of the first times in recent years a national hearing… Continue reading FCC to Hold Hearing on Network Resilience and Reliability

A guide to disaster recovery planning

Despite an increase in natural disasters in the last few years in Australia, disaster recovery (DR) planning is still not ranked highly on the agenda of most organisations. Most organisations, view DR as an ‘expensive insurance policy’, and their investments are made solely for protecting the mission critical systems and applications. However, when a disaster… Continue reading A guide to disaster recovery planning

How to Introduce Change into Your FCPA Compliance Program (Without Blowing It Up)

Thucydides or Herodotus; Herodotus or Thucydides. Which is your favorite? I admit to vacillating between the two. Thucydides wrote about the end of the Athenian dynasty from the Peloponnesian War and the debacle of the Sicilian Invasion. Herodotus wrote about the beginnings of the Golden Age of the Greek City State through the defeat of… Continue reading How to Introduce Change into Your FCPA Compliance Program (Without Blowing It Up)

Continuity plans sport a new look

Business continuity often conjures images of fully redundant systems housed at a remote government facility. Federal data centers housing standby systems are still part of that picture, but agencies can now tap other options that supplement and, in some cases, partially replace traditional measures. http://fcw.com/articles/2013/02/25/exectech-coop.aspx

Information Security: ‘Only as Strong as the Weakest Link in the Chain’

Members of the hacker group Anonymous targeted the U.S. Department of Justice and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology recently in retaliation for the death of Aaron Swartz, a 26-year-old Internet activist and programmer who took his own life in January after illegally downloading millions of academic documents from the university. Swartz believed the documents should… Continue reading Information Security: ‘Only as Strong as the Weakest Link in the Chain’

Government Contractors: Are you Prepared for the Coming Sequestration?

If you’re a government contractor, the time to prepare for the across-the-board budget cuts contained in the Budget Control Act of 2011 (the “Act”), also known as the “sequestration,” is — well — yesterday.  The Act requires the federal government to cut $1.2 trillion from the budget beginning in FY 2013 through FY 2021.  Discussions… Continue reading Government Contractors: Are you Prepared for the Coming Sequestration?

Emerson Network Power Addresses Scale, Impact of Mobile Convergence

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE:EMR) and a global leader in protecting and optimizing critical infrastructure for both IT and telecommunications, is uniquely positioned to understand the increasing convergence of voice and data. Leveraging that unique breadth of capabilities and expertise, the company today released an infographic that illustrates just… Continue reading Emerson Network Power Addresses Scale, Impact of Mobile Convergence

AVALUTION CONSULTING RELEASES WHITE PAPER ON IMPLEMENTING ISO 22301: THE BUSINESS CONTINUITY MANAGEMENT STSYEM STANDARD

ISO 22301 (Societal security – Business continuity management system – Requirements) is the first international standard focused exclusively on business continuity. Whether your goal is to align to the standard or pursue certification, Avalution Consulting’s latest white paper, Implementing ISO 22301: The Business Continuity Management System Standard, will serve as your road map for success. … Continue reading AVALUTION CONSULTING RELEASES WHITE PAPER ON IMPLEMENTING ISO 22301: THE BUSINESS CONTINUITY MANAGEMENT STSYEM STANDARD