2022 Prediction: Security Experts Will Continue to Miss the Mark on Ransomware Protection

Ransomware was the top cybersecurity threat in 2021 and will likely remain the biggest threat in the coming year. Despite this, many security experts will continue to miss the mark when it comes to protecting against ransomware attacks. Industry advisers tend to focus on perimeter security solutions and anti-phishing training for employees. These methods are… Continue reading 2022 Prediction: Security Experts Will Continue to Miss the Mark on Ransomware Protection

The Four Vectors of Risk – Risk Management Strategies to Follow in 2022

Subscribe to the Business Resilience DECODED podcast – from DRJ and Asfalis Advisors – on your favorite podcast app. New episodes every Thursday. Episode 89: The Four Vectors of Risk – Risk Management Strategies to Follow in 2022 This episode is brought to you by Fusion Risk Management, Building a More Resilient World Together. Request… Continue reading The Four Vectors of Risk – Risk Management Strategies to Follow in 2022

Continually Learning Crisis Leadership

On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic, and companies across Iowa activated crisis management teams and reviewed business continuity plans. As part of CUNA Mutual Group’s business resiliency program, I know that crisis leadership is a continual learning process, and it requires a range of competencies. Through the past… Continue reading Continually Learning Crisis Leadership

The Big Resilience Reset

No doubt, businesses everywhere are still reeling from a major resilience reckoning. Think about it: In a period of just a couple of years, we saw businesses big and small affected by a worldwide pandemic, major ransomware attacks, and large-scale supply chain failures. Those are the sort of problems that a business maybe encounters over… Continue reading The Big Resilience Reset

Speed Up Disaster Recovery with Easily Actionable Safety Plans

Often, the time it takes to recover from a disaster has a direct correlation with how long a disaster lasts. The sooner an incident can be resolved, the sooner normal operations can resume and recovery plans can take over. This may sound simple in theory, but in practice, many organizations aren’t even aware of the… Continue reading Speed Up Disaster Recovery with Easily Actionable Safety Plans

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

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

How Strong Negotiation Skills Build Strong Business Relationships

Subscribe to the Business Resilience DECODED podcast – from DRJ and Asfalis Advisors – on your favorite podcast app. New episodes every Thursday. Episode 88: How Strong Negotiation Skills Build Strong Business Relationships Negotiation is a skill that so many leaders don’t practice before they need them. While negotiation might bring to mind some imagery… Continue reading How Strong Negotiation Skills Build Strong Business Relationships

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 the Great Resignation is Affecting Business Continuity & How to Prepare for It in 2022

Subscribe to the Business Resilience DECODED podcast – from DRJ and Asfalis Advisors – on your favorite podcast app. New episodes every Thursday. Episode 87: How the Great Resignation is Affecting Business Continuity & How to Prepare for It in 2022 We’ve all heard of “The Great Resignation,” but many of us in the business… Continue reading How the Great Resignation is Affecting Business Continuity & How to Prepare for It in 2022