Recently my wife and daughter were lamenting the pandemic closure of college campuses. Wife: “I am just so sorry that you’re missing out on so much of your college experience.” Daughter: “It’s OK mom. I mean who could have planned for this?” At this point in the discussion, I turned to them, threw my hand… Continue reading Justin Case: To Awareness and Beyond!
This year is the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. The attack demolished the World Trade Center Towers, damaged the Pentagon, destroyed four jet airliners, killed thousands, and changed America forever. I find it hard to believe so much time has elapsed since the attacks. I know many today view 9/11 as a page in… Continue reading 20 Years of Lessons From 9/11
All size organizations need to face an unpleasant truth. It is not a question of “if” they will experience a ransomware attack, it is a matter of “when.” While cybersecurity software serves as a first line defense against ransomware, some attacks do unfortunately succeed. In those instances, organizations may use immutable storage solutions to protect… Continue reading Data Immutability’s Growing Role in the Fight Against Ransomware
Crisis communications has become an integral part of crisis management. In today’s world, how you talk to the outside world about the crisis is as important as how you manage it, especially for prominent organizations. If you can’t communicate effectively with the media and your internal and external stakeholders, you are in a perilous position.… Continue reading Crisis Communications: Sharing Information, Protecting Your Brand
Supporting a remote workforce during the pandemic has been, and continues to be, one of the top priorities for all organizations. While employee wellness is the top priority, enabling remote-friendly ecosystems and addressing technology challenges are critical for productivity. From a resiliency program perspective, focus should be placed on proactively identifying key risks and gaps… Continue reading Resiliency Exercises for Remote Working Ecosystem
The greatest mistake businesses make with hurricane preparedness is failing to prepare because they believe their operations won’t be affected. The year 2020 was a unique year because it contained unexpected challenges exacerbated by COVID-19, including the most active Atlantic hurricane season in recorded history. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts another above-average… Continue reading Can Businesses Weather Another Busy Hurricane Season Amid COVID-19’s Impacts?
With 600,000 new malware threats being identified every day, experts warn that every company will eventually be a victim. What happens when attackers bypass your cybersecurity solution? Disaster recovery (DR) plans need to be aligned with cybersecurity before an incident occurs to be effective during and after to get data, systems, and applications back online… Continue reading Is Disaster Recovery the Unsung Cybersecurity Hero?
Over the past decade, organizations across industry sectors have needed to prepare for the growing trend of active shooter situations. As the number of mass shootings in the U.S. for 2021 is on track to surpass any recent year on record, the dreadful truth today is that violence threatens every organization. Unlike preparing for natural… Continue reading Active Shooter Preparedness: Best Practices and Recommendations for Organizations
The world is still learning lessons from a once-in-a-century pandemic. BC managers in the United Arab Emirates are applying those lessons supported by a foundation of forward-thinking national resilience policy. COVID-19 has unified the world; everyone has had a direct or indirect impact has become our common human experience. Public health emergencies (PHE) are slow… Continue reading United Arab Emirates BCM and Pandemics: Preparing for What’s Next
With locations smack-dab in the middle of the San Andreas Fault, Silicon Valley, and Bay Area, enterprises and the data centers which serve them must pay special attention to disaster recovery and business continuity processes. In fact, many of these processes have been embedded since the costly devastation of the 1989 California earthquake. The rudimentary… Continue reading Seismic Solutions for Enterprises and Data Centers in California and Beyond