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The Human Side of Conducting BIAs

The Human Side of Conducting BIAs

One of the most interesting engagements MHA Consulting had this year was at a Fortune 500 company where 3 of our consultants conducted approximately 100 BIAs. Over the course of that engagement, I got a lot of calls from my consultants describing how the sessions...
The 4 Critical Parts of Network Security

The 4 Critical Parts of Network Security

On October 3, 1993, nearly 100 United States Army Rangers dropped into Somalia’s capital of Mogadishu. They were commanded by Captain Mike Steele. Their mission? Capture two prized lieutenants of a Somali warlord. The actual event is known as the Battle of...
Formalizing an Information Security Program

Formalizing an Information Security Program

Formalizing your information security program is a critical step to drive information security capability maturation in any organization. The intent of formalizing a program is to get clear on focus and ensure everyone is on the same page about who is doing what. From...
Six Golden Safety Rules for Data Centers

Six Golden Safety Rules for Data Centers

There’s a culture shift afoot in the data center industry. It puts new emphasis placed on safer working conditions for data center engineers and electrical contractors where, historically, such emphasis was a second thought. As equipment has grown...
Are we safe in the Internet of Things?

Are we safe in the Internet of Things?

Suppose a criminal were using your nanny cam to keep an eye on your house. Or your refrigerator sent out spam e-mails on your behalf to people you don’t even know. Now imagine someone hacked into your toaster and got access to your entire network. As smart...
The 5 Biggest IT Management Mistakes

The 5 Biggest IT Management Mistakes

Thanksgiving is as good a time as any to acknowledge the fact that some IT departments, when it comes to being able to restore their organizations’ data in the event of an outage, are real turkeys. OK, maybe that’s too harsh. Let’s just say that, in...
The Business Continuity Battle Against FUD

The Business Continuity Battle Against FUD

Fear, uncertainty and doubt. Collectively known as FUD, these items skew rational thinking, panic otherwise sensible people, and throw sizeable spanners in the works of business continuity planners. Ideally, BC managers would coolly collect and analyse all the...
Predictions 2018

Predictions 2018

Forrester’s Predictions briefs examine the major dynamics facing your business so you can prepare and lead change in 2018 and beyond. Not yet a Forrester client? Contact us to discuss your needs. … https://go.forrester.com/research/predictions/
Sign up Before Next Emergency

Sign up Before Next Emergency

(TNS) – It’s a question that’s always asked following major events like the Cascade Fire: How things could have been handled differently?During the fire, strong winds knocked down power lines compromising the effectiveness of electronic alerts. And...
2018 Predictions for the Legal Industry

2018 Predictions for the Legal Industry

Traditional law practice will see significant changes in the new year. To assist firms in knowing what to expect, Bluelock has compiled an informative eBook of predictionsfrom 15 different experts within the legal industry, with insights coming from Bluelock, law...
Reducing the Impact of a Recall

Reducing the Impact of a Recall

When a crisis strikes, it can cause an earthquake of fear and stress to erupt within a company affecting its team members, stakeholders, and customers. Without a concrete plan of action, a business can quickly fall apart from the inside out. These impacts can create a...
BC Has Been Very Good To Me

BC Has Been Very Good To Me

In the late 70s, Garrett Morris portrayed a fictional character named “Chico Esquela” on Saturday Night Live. His catch phrase was, “Baseball has been berry berry good to me.” In homage to that character, I can say that business continuity has...
The End of the Password (Again)?

The End of the Password (Again)?

Will it ever go away? The basic password is still alive and well. Just like a boomerang, every time an attempt has been made to throw it away, it just keeps coming back. Strong passwords, password vaults, even multi-factor authentication have done little to...
Improve Your IT Incident Management

Improve Your IT Incident Management

How IT Incident Management Can and Should Be Supported with a Foundation of Automated Notifications One of the most significant challenges in terms of IT incident management today has to do with the growing complexity of the environments themselves. As more and more...
The Features of Instant Business Recovery

The Features of Instant Business Recovery

Our people differentiate us from other products and services. While technology changes and is replaced on a daily basis, our experience and delivery continues to build over time. The team at Continuity Centers will consistently impress you with their knowledge, drive,...
Baron Releases Winter Weather eBook

Baron Releases Winter Weather eBook

Online document details best winter weather procedures HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Baron, the worldwide provider of critical weather intelligence, announces a winter weather eBook, titled “Winter By Degrees: Mastering Your Public Safety Plan for Winter...
The new arsenal of risk management

The new arsenal of risk management

A new version of ISO 31000 is due to be unveiled early next year. As the threat of risks grows for governments, organizations and the public alike, how can the new, streamlined standard help to make our future more secure? Ten years ago, the boardrooms of banks...
Repeat After Me: Fail Early, Fail Often

Repeat After Me: Fail Early, Fail Often

Nokia let the smartphone get away; Blockbuster never saw Netflix coming to steal its lunch. These are just two of the most frequently cited cases of incumbent businesses that didn’t pay enough attention to the disruptive potential of innovation by a new entrant...
Mass Shooting Here? Authorities Have Plans

Mass Shooting Here? Authorities Have Plans

(TNS) — Police got a call Monday from people concerned a Janesville man might become violent.Officers took it seriously, but they determined the man was no immediate threat, Police Chief Dave Moore said.The man voluntarily turned over a weapon and agreed to work...
Confusion Reigned as Redwood Valley Burned

Confusion Reigned as Redwood Valley Burned

(TNS) – When the fire swept into Redwood Valley, Calif., Nick Ioimo was among the lucky.He happened to get up around 1:20 a.m on Oct. 9 to use the bathroom and saw the flames. He and his wife managed to escape, but the elderly couple who lived behind them died...
4 Tips for Team Building with Purpose

4 Tips for Team Building with Purpose

We’ve all been in one of those meetings or corporate retreats where “team building” was on the agenda, Teamworkand everyone cringed. Personally, I’ve done more than my share of painful icebreakers in different workplace settings. Team...
Armed With Confidence: The Infallible Edge

Armed With Confidence: The Infallible Edge

Positioning Companies to Face the Future Confidently With most companies and industries facing uncertainty when looking to the future, there arises the question of how confident organizations are in executing their strategies successfully. More specifically, how can...
The Holistic Approach to Planning

The Holistic Approach to Planning

2017 has shaped up to be a historic year in terms of disasters. In the last 3 months alone, we’ve seen some catastrophic security breaches and cyber attacks along with other disruptions (i.e. active shooters, severe devastation from natural disasters –...
FEMA: Fraud Frequently Asked Questions

FEMA: Fraud Frequently Asked Questions

Fraud Frequently Asked Questions 1. What fraud issues should survivors be aware of after Hurricane Irma?    There are a number of fraud concerns survivors need to be aware of to protect themselves: Beware of individuals charging survivors a...
Changing the Data Protection Game

Changing the Data Protection Game

“You know, if you ask a professional athlete what the hardest thing is to do in sports, they’ll all say hit a baseball, but a coach once told me that the hardest thing to do in sports is to walk into your Superbowl locker room at half time and change the...