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Winter Storms, Working from Home and the BC of CI

January 27, 2015 | by Joe Shust, Editor | Comments

Technology has made working from home commonplace and allowed organizations to stay efficient and avoid downtime, particularly during weather events.  The benefits of being able to work without being in the office are clear and are a simple way to show the benefits of business continuity to senior management.

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Case Studies Critical to BC Program Success

January 20, 2015 11:57 am | by Joe Shust, Editor | Comments

For business continuity professionals, case studies can be an important tool in improving their programs.  Having the opportunity to hear a first-hand account of a plan being developed or put into action can go a long way in finding out what works, what doesn’t and what kind of challenges are on the horizon.    

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Could New Cyber Security Regulations be On the Way?

January 13, 2015 11:07 am | by Joe Shust, Editor | Comments

In light of breaches at companies like Home Depot and Target, the president is proposing legislation that would require companies to inform their customers whether their data has been compromised within 30 days called the Personal Data Notification and Protection Act.  The act would also make it a crime to sell customers’ identities overseas. 

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Making a 'Continuity Resolution' for the New Year

January 6, 2015 10:45 am | by Joe Shust, Editor | Comments

The book is closed on 2014 and with a new year comes a new set of resolutions.  To help grow your business continuity program, consider making a 'continuity resolution,' to build support from executives and change the way they look at resilience.

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Questions You Need to Answer Before Adopting a Hybrid Cloud for Your Enterprise

November 18, 2014 10:29 am | by Rentsys Recovery Services Rentsys Recovery Services Comments

Hybrid clouds are making it possible for enterprises to take advantage of the mobility and convenience of managing some resources via the public cloud without sacrificing the security of managing critical applications and sensitive data within an on-premise private cloud.  If you’re considering joining the ranks of hybrid cloud adopters, take the time to ask yourself some key questions to decide if hybrid cloud is right for you. 

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Stovepipe: Great for Hats, Not Crisis Communication

November 7, 2014 10:35 am | by John Tempesco Athoc Comments

John Tempesco, Senior Director of Marketing at AtHoc, Inc, discusses how many organizations "stovepipe" crisis communications, why that is harmful to those organizations and how to create an emergency notification plan that reaches across an entire business. 

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Why Someone Else’s Data Breach Affects You

November 4, 2014 11:12 am | by Michael Chaly and Michael Dunn, Lootok Lootok Ltd. Comments

Michael Chaly and Michael Dunn of Lootok discuss how data breaches, even those at other organizations, can effect your company.  They discuss how cyber crime has a "ripple effect" and how effective business continuity planning can prevent attacks.

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Business Continuity Planning Goes Mobile

October 31, 2014 10:08 am | by Chris Britton In Case of Crisis Comments

Chris Britton, General Manager of In Case of Crisis, discusses incoporating mobile technology into business continuity planning, communicating with employees through mobile devices and how those devices are changing the way people think about BC.

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Anatomy of a DDoS Attack Part 2: Attack Strategies

October 28, 2014 10:30 am | by Dr. Bill Highleyman, Availability Digest | Comments

Dr. Bill Highleyman, Managing Editor of Availability Digest, discusses Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, including botnets, various attack strategies and how they can impact an organization.  This is part two ina a two part series on DDoS attacks. 

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Anatomy of a DDoS Attack Part 1: Botnets

October 24, 2014 10:49 am | by Dr. Bill Highleyman, Availability Digest | Comments

Dr. Bill Highleyman, Managing Editor of Availability Digest, discusses Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, including botnets, various attack strategies and how they can impact an organization.  This is part one of a two part series on DDoS attacks.

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Four Core Elements of an Effective Employee Personal Preparedness Program

October 21, 2014 10:43 am | by Jeff Hamilton | Comments

Jeff Hamilton, President and COO of Nexis Preparedness Systems, discusses the importance for being prepared for an emergency, including having proper supplies, creating an emergency plan, being aware of potential disasters and practicing for them.

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Collaborative Influence in Government and Business

October 17, 2014 10:04 am | by Tim Bonno, RGA Reinsurance Group | Comments

Tim Bonno, Business Continuity Program Manager at RGA Reinsurance Company, discusses collaboration between government agencies and businesses during disasters and how the growing number of collaborations are effecting business continuity. 

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BC Management Impact Study Now Open

October 10, 2014 10:42 am | by BC Management Bc Management Comments

BC Management's fifth annual event impact survey will be open from now until Sunday, Nov. 2.  The survey will be used to assess how specific events have impacted organizations by highlighting what was activated in times of an event, the impact to the business, the impact to the personnel, downtime as well as the estimated financial loss by event. 

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Safe America Foundation Announces 2014 WorldSafe Award Winners

October 3, 2014 10:12 am | by Editor Safe America Foundation Comments

The 2014 Safe America WorldSafe Award recipients have been selected.  The Safe America Foundation announced that the winners will be presented their recognition on Saturday, November 8 at a gala dinner at the new Delta Flight Museum in Atlanta.  Among those selected this year are a number of individuals, firms, government agencies and NGOs.

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Selling Business Continuity Planning to the Modern C-Suite

September 22, 2014 2:49 pm | by Rentsys Recovery Services Rentsys Recovery Services Comments

When talking about the benefits of business continuity planning (BCP), industry vendors and planners typically tout one overarching benefit: When affected by a business interruption, having a plan drastically increases your odds of preserving revenue and keeping your doors open. 

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Scaling Backup Capacity the Easy Way

September 19, 2014 11:36 am | by Chris Schin, VP of Products, Zetta.net | Comments

Chris Schin, Vice President of Products for Zetta.net, discusses storage capacity, how it is increasing and the difficulty that causes when backing up data.  He discusses using cloud-based storage as a way to alleviate the ever-increasing amount of data most companies are faced with.

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