2021: The Year Ransomware Became a Conglomerate

Spurred on by 2020’s worldwide pandemic-related economic shutdown, cyber-criminals emerged from all corners of the globe to wreak havoc on critical businesses, corrupt data and demand record-breaking ransoms. The success cyber criminals saw in 2020 drove record-breaking ransomware attacks in 2021. These attacks got bigger, smarter and more expensive for businesses. Here are five key… Continue reading 2021: The Year Ransomware Became a Conglomerate

Podcast: Infrastructure Considerations for Disaster Recovery

Subscribe to the Business Resilience DECODED podcast – from DRJ and Asfalis Advisors – on your favorite podcast app. New episodes every Thursday. Episode 83: Infrastructure Considerations for Disaster Recovery What infrastructure do companies need to make sure their precious data doesn’t vanish into thin air? That’s the topic of this week’s episode, in which… Continue reading Podcast: Infrastructure Considerations for Disaster Recovery

Flooding: More Likely, More Extreme and More Unpredictable

The rain began falling across Europe on July 12. The storm started over the United Kingdom and swept east across France, Belgium, the Netherlands, and then Germany. There it stalled for two days. During the pause, more than 20 centimeters (7.9 inches) of rain fell in east Belgium and 15 centimeters – a month’s worth – in 24 hours… Continue reading Flooding: More Likely, More Extreme and More Unpredictable

5 Most Dangerous Types of Scams You Should Watch Out For

Over the years, cybercrime has grown to become a headache for everyone, individuals, and organizations alike. In the past decade, there has been an increase in the number of cybercrime cases. This situation is because scammers have become innovative in their ways to con people out of their hard-earned money. The good news is that… Continue reading 5 Most Dangerous Types of Scams You Should Watch Out For

How To Stay Afloat When Your Business Credit Runs Dry

Today’s businesses are operating in tough economic times, and many are feeling the pinch. A huge amount of start-up and entrepreneurial guides are geared towards strategies for achieving growth and success. But there aren’t as many that focus on the darker, more challenging sides to running and growing a successful company. The life of an… Continue reading How To Stay Afloat When Your Business Credit Runs Dry

How to Avoid the High Costs of IBM i Disruption

Over the last two years, many companies were faced with the realization that they were not prepared to respond to unexpected events – from the pandemic to the labor shortage to supply chain disruptions – and mitigate negative business impacts. Resiliency has become more than a buzzword – it is absolutely essential for a business… Continue reading How to Avoid the High Costs of IBM i Disruption

Convergence of the 3 R’s

Resolution, Resiliency & Risk Two of the most precarious years of financial instability in recent U.S. history were 2001 and 2008. The year 2001 brought the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil – an atrocious act we will not forget. The year 2008 revealed a devasting financial crisis that many of us experienced for the… Continue reading Convergence of the 3 R’s

3 Ways Location Intelligence Aids Post-Disaster Economic Recovery Planning

Natural disasters are known to have devastating impacts on local, national, and international economies. With natural disasters estimated to affect 218 million people on average per year, it is crucial that municipalities and their partners source quality data to help implement post-disaster economic recovery plans. These plans ensure a speedy recovery for communities and economies… Continue reading 3 Ways Location Intelligence Aids Post-Disaster Economic Recovery Planning

Colonial Pipeline Attack Puts Spotlight on Third Party Management and Operational Resilience

When the cyber-attack on the Colonial Pipeline hit the news, it was another sterling example that preparedness and backup plans should be built into every aspect of third-party management – especially when it comes to protecting critical infrastructure. With this one breach, hackers had immense power over a company that distributes almost half the gas… Continue reading Colonial Pipeline Attack Puts Spotlight on Third Party Management and Operational Resilience