How Ransomware Is Impacting the Corporate World

Ransomware is fast becoming a huge challenge to the corporate world. Ransomware is a kind of malware that limits access to the computer system that becomes infected, whereby demanding some sort of ransom paid to the creator(s) of the malware in order for the threat to be removed. Some forms of ransomware encrypt files on… Continue reading How Ransomware Is Impacting the Corporate World

Has the Traditional BIA Run Its Course?

In this article, I’d like to discuss one of the mainstays of how we have done business continuity planning dating back to the late ’70s when some of us became involved in the industry. Essentially, the position I am taking is that the business impact analysis (BIA) process has not materially changed over the years,… Continue reading Has the Traditional BIA Run Its Course?

Ownership: Where Do Our Responsibilities Begin and End as Business Continuity Professionals?

One of the latest threats to organizations is something termed “ransomware.” Commonly defined as a type of malware that blocks access to an application and its data until the victim pays a predetermined amount of money. You may have read about two recent attacks, one targeting the Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center and the other targeting… Continue reading Ownership: Where Do Our Responsibilities Begin and End as Business Continuity Professionals?

Make A Connection

It’s not what you know but who you know. This business mantra has been around since the mid-1900s. Yes, way back before conferences, social media, e-mail, professional organizations, LinkedIn, instant messaging, and “friending” – savvy folks recognized that having a strong network is a key to success. Gone are the days of opening the Yellow… Continue reading Make A Connection

Be Wary of Being Arbitrary When Choosing RTOs

Few business continuity (BC) tasks exceed the importance or visibility of determining the recovery time objective (RTO). Unfortunately, dysfunctional practices can creep into this process and cause “arbitrary” RTOs to be created. Three key examples of arbitrary RTOs include those which are “calculated,” “open-ended,” and “elongated.” For an arbitrarily calculated RTO, a BC planner uses… Continue reading Be Wary of Being Arbitrary When Choosing RTOs