The Importance of Risk Management

A robust enterprise risk management includes mitigating and planning to respond to risks identified in business continuity, disaster recovery, information/cyber security, physical security, emergency management, and other risk management areas. Risk management is becoming increasing important in today’s age of business. The organizations that fail to allocate adequate resources to risk management not only leave… Continue reading The Importance of Risk Management

Lamar Poppell: Repeat DRJ Attendee Finds Resources for Changing Times, Situations

Lamar Poppell of Jack Henry and Associates has seen a thing or two in his 20 years as a business continuity practitioner. He’s held different jobs at various companies in several states. As the years go by and his scenery changes, Lamar has also watched the business continuity landscape change. Once his primary threat was… Continue reading Lamar Poppell: Repeat DRJ Attendee Finds Resources for Changing Times, Situations

Top Considerations Before a Disaster Strikes

When we think of disaster recovery, natural disasters such as hurricanes, tornados, earthquakes, fire, or floods often come to mind. Also at the top of our list of concerns are hardware system failures. But the fact is, most recovery efforts are a result of human intervention, not natural events or equipment failures. People create viruses,… Continue reading Top Considerations Before a Disaster Strikes

Weathering a Hurricane: Protecting Data From a Massive Storm

When a hurricane moves from “watch” to “warning,” then it’s likely you and your business only have a day or less to prepare. Part of this preparation should be laser focused on how to best save your company’s data, which is the lifeblood of the modern organization. Ideally, your business will already have in place… Continue reading Weathering a Hurricane: Protecting Data From a Massive Storm

The Path to Availability: Four Steps to Eliminating Downtime in Cloud Generation Data Centers

Figure 1: The requirements of the cloud generation are more complex and difficult to meet than previous generation data centers. My colleague Jack Pouchet has been posing an interesting question lately: have data centers become so focused on driving down PUE that availability has been compromised as an unintended consequence? It certainly seems that high-profile… Continue reading The Path to Availability: Four Steps to Eliminating Downtime in Cloud Generation Data Centers

The Value of Certification

As business continuity continues its growth as a profession, the idea of certification and the membership of professional bodies are more frequently discussed at all levels of the organization; from those starting out their career in the industry, right up to the board room. As an individual, you will be looking at the long-term development… Continue reading The Value of Certification

Why You Need More Than Anti-Malware to Protect Your Data from Ransomware Attacks

One of the scariest and most damaging types of malware threats today is Ransomware, which results in encryption (locking) of valuable electronic files and the demand of paying a “ransom” fee to release them. Healthcare organizations – the keepers of some of the most sensitive data – are particularly vulnerable to these kinds of attacks,… Continue reading Why You Need More Than Anti-Malware to Protect Your Data from Ransomware Attacks