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Information Security and ERP Systems

Data and applications dealing directly with financial transactions, customer information or intellectual property tend to benefit from more security attention. Others, buried inside an enterprise, invisible to many yet vital to operations, may not get the same...

Disaster Recovery — Exercised

As part of its Resiliency program, one of our clients recently performed their Annual Disaster Recovery test in which they failed over their production data center to a backup data center. The test was scheduled for 96 hours (4 days) to restore their Tier 0 Mission...

Wave of Confusion Follows Tsunami Alert

(TNS) – Local officials said coastal Whatcom County residents were never in any danger despite tsunami alerts that were issued for much of the west coast of North America early Tuesday in the wake of a powerful Alaskan earthquake.“No, we were not under any...
Guidelines Hope to Help Tired EMS Workers

Guidelines Hope to Help Tired EMS Workers

(TNS) – The lives of EMS workers often revolve around high tension and stress.They’re often the first to respond for patients during their moments of greatest need, be it a heart attack, motor vehicle crash or other emergency.Being sharp and on their game...
Hiring Cloud Talent Will Improve Cybersecurity

Hiring Cloud Talent Will Improve Cybersecurity

Public, private and hybrid cloud environments are more accessible than ever, allowing organizations to scale more quickly and efficiently. With more companies migrating to the cloud, concerns for data protection also increase. From safely enabling SaaS applications to...
underrePRESENTed

underrePRESENTed

As a woman who is still relatively new to the business continuity world, I thought it would be interesting to write a blog around ladies within this industry.  Shortly into my research, an apparent pattern emerged in my search results:  there is a gender gap...
Five Cybersecurity Predictions for 2018

Five Cybersecurity Predictions for 2018

As we begin 2018, cybersecurity issues are already dominating the headlines. With that in mind, here are five industry predictions we see evolving in 2018: Post Quantum Cybersecurity Discussion Warms up the Boardroom We’re already seeing the uncertainty of...
Baron Announces Threat Net Enhancements

Baron Announces Threat Net Enhancements

Improvements Include Better Lightning Proximity Alerts   HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Baron, the worldwide provider of critical weather intelligence, announces enhancements to the Baron Threat Net application, an active weather monitoring and forecasting tool for...
Winter Bears Down – Are You Ready?

Winter Bears Down – Are You Ready?

The new year started off with a bang, if you consider a “bomb cyclone” or “bombogenesis” a noise-maker. The winter season’s first blizzard, Grayson, was a record-breaker in terms of daily record cold temperatures set all the way from...
7 Reasons Why Data Backup is Here to Stay

7 Reasons Why Data Backup is Here to Stay

Data storage backup has evolved considerably over the last two decades. Tape once prevailed with organizations running full backups either every night or each week. Tape cartridge after tape cartridge would be shipped off site for that rainy day they hoped would...
Employee Communication in Inclement Weather

Employee Communication in Inclement Weather

Plunging temperatures, whiteout conditions, and icy roads can turn into a crisis even in the most prepared cities and states. As a result, this is the season that puts crisis communication to the test. Consider how well your employees and security teams are prepared...
Are You Confident in Your Network Security?

Are You Confident in Your Network Security?

You’ve probably been there before, at least once. Colorful lights rotating off the ceiling and walls. Music that plays a touch too fast, usually on purpose. Singers who are … enthusiastic in their performance. We’re talking, of course, about singing...
How Data Sovereignty Will Affect IT in 2018

How Data Sovereignty Will Affect IT in 2018

In 2017, many enterprises came to the realization that the center of data gravity is shifting. Whether it is structured or unstructured, at rest or in transit, enterprise data has moved beyond centralized corporate data centers to the distributed digital edge. The...
Veeam Achieves Record $827 Million in Total Bookings for 2017; Annual Growth in Deals Over $1 Million up 500 Percent and a Record Q4 2017 of $299 Million (48 Percent YoY Growth) Sets Veeam on Path to be a Billion-Dollar Software Company

Veeam Achieves Record $827 Million in Total Bookings for 2017; Annual Growth in Deals Over $1 Million up 500 Percent and a Record Q4 2017 of $299 Million (48 Percent YoY Growth) Sets Veeam on Path to be a Billion-Dollar Software Company

Reports 62 percent growth in enterprise deals and a massive 500 percent annual growth for deals over $1 million Installed base grows to 282,000 customers, winning new brands that include The Ameritas Life Insurance Company, BankservAfrica, Follett, LLC, SkullCandy,...
Do the Right Thing: Start a BCM Program

Do the Right Thing: Start a BCM Program

Is your business part of the 48% that lack a BC plan and still regards itself as ready for trouble? If so, it might be time to start a BCM program. A recent study found that 48 percent of small businesses are operating without any type of business continuity plan, yet...
CLOSING THE FLOOD INSURANCE GAP

CLOSING THE FLOOD INSURANCE GAP

Replacing the choice to opt-in with the choice to opt-out has proven to be one of the most successful policies to come out of applied behavioral economics. For example, in France citizens are automatically enrolled in the organ donor registry unless they choose...
3 New Risk Management Trends for 2018

3 New Risk Management Trends for 2018

So 2017 is in the rear-view mirror, and here comes 2018, all bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. What should we be ready for this year in terms of risk management trends? Here are three that are likely to have an outsized impact: Cyber security risks will continue and get...
How Safe Is Your Business?

How Safe Is Your Business?

Why Cybersecurity Equals Job Security for CEOs, CFOs and Others How much do you worry about being hacked? How much should you worry? In 2017, cyber-attacks doubled from 2016 levels—and the insider phrase now is “It’s not if, but when,...
Fog or Cloud? Nope. Fog AND Cloud

Fog or Cloud? Nope. Fog AND Cloud

Fog computing, also known as edge computing, has begun to take off. Fog computing is an intermediate layer that extends the cloud layer. As Giti Javidi, Ehsan Sheybani, and Lila Rajabionwrite in Focusing in on Fog Computing’s Implications for...
Why Workplace Recovery Is Critical

Why Workplace Recovery Is Critical

When a disaster strikes your place of business, you don’t have much time to act. The phrase “time is money” is certainly applicable here – ITIC’s latest survey data finds that 98% of organizations say a single hour of downtime...
Why You Need To Worry About FINRA

Why You Need To Worry About FINRA

Feeling Invincible is Ignorance to Reality The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority is under the radar for many organizations. Being fully aware of the violations and their consequences can prevent unneeded issues.  “It won’t touch us.” Such...