Three Questions to Jumpstart DR Budget Discussions

The 2022 IT budget planning season is well underway and with the rising frequency and impact of cybercrime growing each year, having a comprehensive budget for disaster recovery is critical.  Oftentimes, senior leadership may believe they already have a complete DR plan in place already, when in fact, their program may need adjusting. After all,… Continue reading Three Questions to Jumpstart DR Budget Discussions

Continuity Insights and Disaster Recovery Journal Collaborate on DRJ Fall 2021: A Virtual Experience

ARNOLD, Mo. – In its ongoing promise to deliver valuable educational opportunities during the pandemic, Continuity Insights will join forces with Disaster Recovery Journal to make DRJ Fall 2021: A Virtual Experience, the premier event of the year. The virtual conference will take place Oct. 11-14, 2021. “The event business has been extremely challenging during… Continue reading Continuity Insights and Disaster Recovery Journal Collaborate on DRJ Fall 2021: A Virtual Experience

How Emergency Managers in the Electric Industry Prepare for and React to Hurricanes

The role of emergency managers within electric utility companies is a relatively new position which has taken on more responsibility over the past decade. Emergency managers are relied upon to identify and mitigate hazards to the electrical infrastructure. In the Northeast, specifically Connecticut, one of the main hazards electric companies face is the hurricane. In… Continue reading How Emergency Managers in the Electric Industry Prepare for and React to Hurricanes

The Next Level of Risk Analysis: Achieve Operational Resiliency 2.0 with Artificial Intelligence

If we know anything about the future, it’s that the number and severity of critical events will continue to increase and intensify. The signs have been all around us for decades. In 2019, there were 820 natural disasters – three times the number 30 years ago. Costs have escalated as well. The cumulative damage from… Continue reading The Next Level of Risk Analysis: Achieve Operational Resiliency 2.0 with Artificial Intelligence

Flood Insurance: It Can Protect the Business You’ve Built Too

It’s coming: peak Atlantic hurricane season, which begins in mid-August and extends through late October. Are you ready? Is your business ready? 2020 was the most active season in the 169 years since hurricanes were first tracked, with a record-breaking 30 named storms—11 of which made landfall in the continental United States. Damage reported to… Continue reading Flood Insurance: It Can Protect the Business You’ve Built Too

How IT Leaders Can Prepare for the Next Collaboration App Outage

Application outages have increasingly become a regular part of doing business. Earlier this month, tens of millions of workers experienced a rocky start to the workweek after Google Docs went down in the US and UK. Microsoft’s Azure, Teams, and Dynamics 365 cloud services experienced two major outages within three weeks this spring, impacting companies’… Continue reading How IT Leaders Can Prepare for the Next Collaboration App Outage

Incorporating Software Security Considerations into Natural Disaster Recovery Strategies

All organizations, including governments, are software organizations nowadays. Software is infrastructure – it powers nearly every organization around the globe. It’s just as important to all types of organizations across all industry verticals such as power, transportation, and finance. Consider, for example, the shipping giant Maersk. Shipping is about moving things from one place to… Continue reading Incorporating Software Security Considerations into Natural Disaster Recovery Strategies

Podcast: After-Action Reports and the Blameless Postmortem Concept

Subscribe to the Business Resilience DECODED podcast – from DRJ and Asfalis Advisors – on your favorite podcast app. New episodes every other Thursday. Episode 74: After-Action Reports and the Blameless Postmortem Concept This week on the podcast Vanessa explores a new approach to an old tool with Justin Kates, the head of the Nashua… Continue reading Podcast: After-Action Reports and the Blameless Postmortem Concept