Five Ransomware Strategy Mistakes CIOs Often Make

Of all the ways cyberattacks have become crippling in recent years, ransomware may be the most ruthless. The scope of the recent WannaCry attack was unprecedented, but ransomware has been costing businesses billions of dollars globally for years. This year alone, global ransomware damage costs are predicted to exceed $5 billion – up 15 times… Continue reading Five Ransomware Strategy Mistakes CIOs Often Make

Systematic Determination of Risks

Organizations know how important it is to manage risk. However, many risk evaluations are not done systematically. This is an introduction to the process steps and terms that should be understood. Risk is the effect – positive or negative – of an event or series of events that take place in one or several locations.… Continue reading Systematic Determination of Risks

The Emergency Manager’s Guide to Hurricane Survival

According to the National Weather Service (NWS), weather accounts for roughly 98 percent of presidentially declared disasters. The cost of these natural disasters is high: hurricanes and other weather events cause about 500 deaths and nearly $15 billion in damage in the United States each year. Two of the most important keys to weather safety… Continue reading The Emergency Manager’s Guide to Hurricane Survival

ASK THE EXECUTIVE: An Interview with the Neal Kaderabek

Neal Kaderabek is the CIO for Great Lakes Higher Education (GLHE). He joined GLHE in 2015 with the specific goal of maximizing the company’s IT capabilities, cultivating the IT/business partnerships, developing IT long-term strategy, and aligning people, process, and technology to support the rapidly evolving student loan servicing environment. Prior to joining GLHE, Kaderabek held… Continue reading ASK THE EXECUTIVE: An Interview with the Neal Kaderabek

Unlocking Resilience

  How resilient is your organization? Current and past incidents teach us that business disruptions, crises, and disasters occur far more frequently than previously imagined. Last year’s massive winter storm on the East Coast, widespread flooding in the Midwest, the Manchester (U.K.) arena suicide bombing, global malware attacks, and Zika virus transmission remind us of… Continue reading Unlocking Resilience

The ‘Worst Case Scenario’ Myth:

What Really Matters in Continuity Planning “What’s the worst that could happen?” Now there’s a saying business continuity practitioners have probably heard a thousand times. But it is a saying we have in the ether of our planning minds; it is on our continual quest to ensure the resiliency of our department, organization, school, company,… Continue reading The ‘Worst Case Scenario’ Myth:

What’s Your Insurance Policy for Ransomware?

In 1996, a gentleman named James Clark became frustrated with the patient care experience. He lamented the fact that his patient information from one doctor was often not available to another. He realized, in that bygone time, his information could be networked and shared to reduce both time and errors, as well as costs for… Continue reading What’s Your Insurance Policy for Ransomware?

Content at Rest: Your Unrealized Threat Vector

Data protection is a vast and complex space. Providers are responsible for preventing loss by inventorying and controlling said data – curating the most crucial company assets and ensuring they are secure. This also means managing and eliminating the excess, as some of the most notable security breaches in our lifetime have resulted from threat… Continue reading Content at Rest: Your Unrealized Threat Vector

Crisis and Reputation Management in the Age of Cyber and Physical Threats to Corporate Workplaces

Crisis. Disaster. Attack. These emotionally charged words catapult our brains into overdrive. You’ve heard it countless times: be proactive. Maybe you roll your eyes and say, “I know.” Perhaps it is coupled with an audible groan of annoyance. We hear you. But be practical. Do not let yourself become overwhelmed or you will suffer decision… Continue reading Crisis and Reputation Management in the Age of Cyber and Physical Threats to Corporate Workplaces

The Threat of Absenteeism

When Disgruntled Key Employees Don’t Show Up One threat often overlooked is that of key employees unwilling to respond after a disastrous event. Once unthinkable, changes in corporate culture and society have caused this to be a real threat to your recovery time objectives and the continuation of business. Many senior leaders and auditors believe… Continue reading The Threat of Absenteeism