Cyber Attacks Learning from the Recent Past

Six months ago, a major U.S. health insurance leader was breached by hackers who stole access to records of upwards of 80 million customers. The stolen data comprised of names, birth dates, social security numbers, home addresses, email addresses, and employment history and other personal information. This attack was reportedly linked to Chinese hacking campaigns.… Continue reading Cyber Attacks Learning from the Recent Past

El Niño & Preparing for the Worst

The forces of nature are as powerful as they are unpredictable, or so the story goes. The reality, in fact, is that while the specific outcomes of weather events may be difficult to determine, there exist plenty of patterns from which we can glean enough information to shape our behavior. After all, bringing an umbrella… Continue reading El Niño & Preparing for the Worst

‘Please Change Your Password’

Have you ever received an e-mail similar to this from your security team? “Your network/domain password must be changed to protect the integrity of our data. A system breach was detected which is necessitating this change.” Now let’s assume your company doesn’t use traditional passwords, but rather they use biometrics, such as fingerprints. So now… Continue reading ‘Please Change Your Password’

The Devil’s in the Details When it Comes to Data Protection – What SMBs Need to Know About Building a Complete Strategy

The road to ensuring comprehensive and reliable data protection and recovery is fraught with complexity, expense, and often confusion. For decades, the high cost of a complete data protection and recovery solution was largely out of reach to small and medium-sized organizations without a robust IT budget, leaving gaping holes in their business continuity plans.… Continue reading The Devil’s in the Details When it Comes to Data Protection – What SMBs Need to Know About Building a Complete Strategy

The Four Building Blocks for an Effective BC/DR Plan

Being prepared is more than just a scout motto. It is a must-have for any company to survive a disaster, natural or man-made. Some events come with warnings such as hurricanes and snow storms where companies can batten down the hatches and communicate with customers and partners ahead of time. Others – a tornado, fire,… Continue reading The Four Building Blocks for an Effective BC/DR Plan

The State of Enterprise Risk Management 2016

Forrester Research and Disaster Recovery Journal have partnered to field a number of market studies in business continuity (BC), disaster recovery (DR), and overall enterprise risk management (ERM) in order to gather data for company comparison and benchmarking, to guide research, and for the publication of best practices and recommendations for the industry. This is… Continue reading The State of Enterprise Risk Management 2016