Buyer Beware – PS-Prep Auditor Training and Organization Certification

It’s happening again, organizations are making claims about “lead auditor” training and certification, as well claims about their ability to certify companies to standards. Unfortunately, there is a long history of various companies and organizations selling products outside the accepted practices of the standards accreditation world. It’s happened with the ISO9001, ISO14001, ISO27001, and ISO28000;… Continue reading Buyer Beware – PS-Prep Auditor Training and Organization Certification

Observing the Survivor Response

Although data is relatively scarce on the process of living through a disaster, we know from what has been published that Survivors often separate themselves from victims by accepting the new reality, having the ability to formulate a plan to escape/survive and possessing a strong desire to survive. I had an opportunity to see this… Continue reading Observing the Survivor Response

Mitigating Wildfire Disaster: Early Detection and Commitment

This article presents a discussion on wildfire and the technical and organizational efforts to mitigate wildfire disasters. Wildfire not only causes loss of life, property, and ecosystems but creates other disasters such as erosion and economic degradation. There is a global awareness of the catastrophic consequences caused by wildfire. Accordingly, there is an ongoing effort… Continue reading Mitigating Wildfire Disaster: Early Detection and Commitment

A Better Way to Recover from Natural Disasters

The potential for disaster is fairly easy to calculate if your data center is in line with Hurricane Alley. During this Hurricane Season and future ones to come, tropical storms and hurricanes will thunder through Florida, barrel up the East Coast or crash onto the shores of the Gulf States, bringing with them floods, power… Continue reading A Better Way to Recover from Natural Disasters

Avoiding Laptop Separation Anxiety At The Airport

Dell, the computer company, released a study in June 2008 titled “Airport Insecurity: The Case of Lost Laptops.” The study was conducted by Ponemon Institute LLC for Dell. The study is telling in many respects, especially in the number of notebook computers that “go missing” and the lack of security in place on these machines.… Continue reading Avoiding Laptop Separation Anxiety At The Airport

Reserve Response to Search and Rescue Operations Following Hurricane Katrina

This research explores the response of the United States military reserve forces in regard to Hurricane Katrina search and rescue (SAR) operations conducted both during and after the disaster. The discussion begins with a brief background of Hurricane Katrina, detailing the damage the storm caused, particularly to the New Orleans, La., area. This account is… Continue reading Reserve Response to Search and Rescue Operations Following Hurricane Katrina

Enabling data security policy hardware independent

Today, IT specialists have a wide range of options available to make the data security policy more composite and comprehensive. There are many tools and instruments presented for any level of demand on the IT market. Some of them are intended to be simple and convenient, others have to fit well into the larger enterprise… Continue reading Enabling data security policy hardware independent

Seven Crucial Personal Strategies to Get Your Boss to Listen to You

According to a recent DRJ professional development Web program promotion, “BC professionals are losing their jobs daily and many of our colleagues have little confidence in their futures.” One reason this is true is our failure to learn how to enhance our value to clients and bosses. The place to begin building you personal and… Continue reading Seven Crucial Personal Strategies to Get Your Boss to Listen to You

What Do I Do If My Business Continuity Program Is Failing?

Most organizations experience a lack of effectiveness in their program execution at one time or another – there’s no shame in this! The important thing is to not point fingers or assign blame, but to assess where program improvements are necessary and implement effective solutions. This article discusses specific actions you can take that will… Continue reading What Do I Do If My Business Continuity Program Is Failing?