Many Attendees Return for DRJ’s Fall World 2012

Disaster Recovery Journal had another successful show at Fall World 2012, Sept. 9-12, at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina. “It was great to so many attendees returning again after years of being away,” said DRJ President Bob Arnold. “We had another great turnout.” DRJ’s 47th conference drew more than 900 registered attendees to… Continue reading Many Attendees Return for DRJ’s Fall World 2012

An Interview with Michele L. Guido of Southern Company

Michele L. Guido, CBCP, MBCI, is the business assurance principal for Southern Company. She is responsible for advising the business assurance program, which addresses resiliency across all facets of the company. She has worked at Southern Company since 2004. Aris: Southern Company is a leading producer of electricity in the U.S., with more than 4.4… Continue reading An Interview with Michele L. Guido of Southern Company

Best Practices for Strategic Records Management

One of the keys to successful and rapid disaster recovery is effective records management. In the past, the records management role was simple and non-strategic. However, today’s records managers are tasked with reducing risk in many areas, including data breaches, improper storage, destruction of information, and lack of employee compliance. Any type of risk has… Continue reading Best Practices for Strategic Records Management

IT Strike Force: Establishing a Cyber Forensic Response Strategy

“Mathias Thurman,” a real security manager whose name and employer has been disguised for obvious reasons, wrote in the May 21 edition of Computerworld [www.computerworld.com/s/article/9227254/Red_Alert_for_Child_Pornography] that an administrator, during a training session with an employee on how to manage the organization’s antivirus infrastructure while reviewing the reports of machines with infected files, spotted what appeared… Continue reading IT Strike Force: Establishing a Cyber Forensic Response Strategy

Operational Resiliency: The New Imperative for Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity

As technology’s strategic importance to the business has grown, so have the costs and risks for disruptions. Today, there is a wide range of disruptions that could take place such as an accident, a malicious attack, or many other reasons like out-of-commission technology that shuts down e-commerce sites, billing and payment systems, supply chains, or… Continue reading Operational Resiliency: The New Imperative for Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity

BIA Probably the Most Important Analysis

In difficult times of economic crisis, business continuity management often goes by the wayside, and I don’t think it should. At first glance, it would seem that the survival of the company at the present time depends entirely on the skills of effective operational management. After all, the current problems require immediate action, and it… Continue reading BIA Probably the Most Important Analysis

Why True Enterprise Resiliency is the Responsibility of Top Executives

Congratulations, you have worked hard to reach your current position as a senior executive, so it is only fitting that you have been handed accountability for one of the most important capabilities for the future of your organization – to build and maintain resiliency across the entire enterprise. Resiliency, or resilience as it is more… Continue reading Why True Enterprise Resiliency is the Responsibility of Top Executives