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The Employee Experience Index

The Employee Experience Index

Six years ago, I noticed a pattern in the inquiry calls I was fielding from clients. At the time, many of them centered around things like BYOD, whether to take away local admin rights from PCs, and other decisions driven by escalating fears of security or compliance...
A ‘Cloudy’ Future for OSSEC

A ‘Cloudy’ Future for OSSEC

As more organizations move to the public cloud and to DevOps and DevSecOps processes, the open source alternative for host-based intrusion detection is finding new uses. Used by more than 10,000 organizations around the world, OSSEC has provided an open source...
Business Continuity, R.I.P.?

Business Continuity, R.I.P.?

The reports of the death of the field of business continuity have been greatly overstated. But those of us who work in it do have to raise our performance in a few critical areas. Related on BCMMETRICS: 1 Program, 6 Plans: The Half Dozen Plans Every BCM Program...
10 Corporate Cybersecurity Predictions

10 Corporate Cybersecurity Predictions

What You Need to Know for 2019 – and Beyond In the fast-moving world of cybersecurity, predicting the full threat landscape is near impossible. But it is possible to extrapolate major risks in the coming months based on trends and events of last year. Anthony J....
‘Do I Really Need To Keep This?’

‘Do I Really Need To Keep This?’

Navigating the Information Age Without Saving Everything Data retention is a persistent challenge for in-house counsel, but developing workable information governance policies and procedures needn’t be a taxing exercise; in fact, they can generate measurable...
Mind the gap: cloud security best practices

Mind the gap: cloud security best practices

Rich Campagna explores the security and compliance risks associated with data stored in – and accessible from – cloud applications, setting out best practices for assuring end-to-end protection. With cloud adoption rapidly expanding across an immense range...
Privacy Ops: The New Nexus for CISOs & DPOs

Privacy Ops: The New Nexus for CISOs & DPOs

No longer can privacy be an isolated function managed by legal or compliance departments with little or no connection to the organization’s underlying security technology. Recent advancements in machine learning and big data analytics have made data more...
Preparing for the Next School Shooting

Preparing for the Next School Shooting

(TNS) – It’s been a year since the Valentine’s Day murder of 17 students and staff members and the wounding of 17 others at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.Since then, schools around the country have taken steps to beef up...
How to measure communications plan success

How to measure communications plan success

Many times when we talk abut communications plans and campaigns, we focus on the tactics. Which makes sense – there are the things we can see. The clever social media post, the direct mail piece, the slick website. But the true way to evaluate a communications...
Fraud A Top Concern For Compliance Leaders

Fraud A Top Concern For Compliance Leaders

Findings from Dun & Bradstreet According to a report by Dun & Bradstreet, compliance and procurement professionals indicate that fraud tops the list of challenges, and technological advances exacerbate the problem. While technology is an enabler to these...
What’s your severe weather risk?

What’s your severe weather risk?

Recently, the United States experienced a once-in-a-lifetime weather event when temperatures dropped drastically to record lows. The National Weather Service in Chicago predicted it would be the chilliest Arctic outbreak since records have been kept. Biting winds...
Who Are You, Citizen Data Scientist?

Who Are You, Citizen Data Scientist?

Ugh. Everyone is talking about the citizen data scientist, but no one can define it (perhaps they know one when they see one). Here goes — the simplest definition of a citizen data scientist is: non-data scientist. That’s not a pejorative;...
Disaster Recovery: Past, Present, and Future

Disaster Recovery: Past, Present, and Future

By Alex Winokur, founder of Axxana   Disaster recovery is now on the list of top concerns of every CIO. In this article we review the evolution of the disaster recovery landscape, from its inception until today. We look at the current understanding of disaster...
Corporate Karma

Corporate Karma

Karma is the concept of an “action” or “deed” which fuels the entire cycle of cause and effect. As a leader, you and your corporation help communities. Acting and responding in an ethical and moral manner is building up a positive corporate...
Build a Roadmap to Success

Build a Roadmap to Success

As the saying goes, “It doesn’t matter what road you take if you don’t know where you are going.” For many business continuity management (BCM) programs, not knowing the destination is the norm rather than the exception. The BCM staff at many...
Being Available For Guidance

Being Available For Guidance

I’ve had the pleasure of being the chair of the Disaster Recovery Journal Editorial Advisory Board (EAB) for the past two years. This is the second time I have been nominated to hold the EAB chair position which demonstrates my commitment to working with other...
Let DRJ Help You

Let DRJ Help You

The new year is in full swing. With this first issue of Disaster Recovery Journal for 2019, I want to share a few things that are currently at the top of my priority list. Cyber Criminals Hacking, malware, social engineering, credential compromising, web attacks....
The State Of GRC

The State Of GRC

3 Predictions for 2019 From Google’s GDPR violation to data breaches happening just hours after the new year, 2019 is off to a crazy start, especially for risk managers. In anticipation of the months ahead, LogicGate CEO Matt Kunkel predicts what GRC...
Career Spotlight – Darren Nichols

Career Spotlight – Darren Nichols

EDITOR’S NOTE: The DRJ Career Development Committee is supporting this series of articles featuring the career paths of industry professionals. Throughout this series of candid interviews, we hope to provide career advice to our readers by highlighting...
The Case For Integrated Risk Management

The Case For Integrated Risk Management

Align Your Risk Approach to Your Unique Business Realities LockPath’s Colby Smith discusses the reasons an integrated approach to risk management is an imperative – chief among them digital processes, global business and a reliance on third parties....