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.
Emily Lord, Director of Operations for RX Response discusses supply chain resilience, the...
Michael Chaly and Michael Dunn of Lootok discuss how data breaches, even those at other...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
RX Response Director of Operations Emily Lord discusses the organization's roots in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and its continuing goal of creating public/private partnerships between government agencies and pharmaceuitical companies.
For many organizations, the project-based accounting approach, in which departments “buy” datacenter utilization based on specific project needs, is getting out of hand for both IT and the business units it serves. Virtualization should have made project-based IT simple and cost-effective. Instead, the four vCPU minimum required by Microsoft’s SQL Server licensing means history is repeating itself.
An international law enforcement operation has struck a major blow against the gang behind Shylock, one of the world’s most dangerous financial Trojans. The takedown, which was led by the UK National Crime Agency, resulted in the seizure of a command and control (C&C) servers, in addition to domains that Shylock uses for communication between infected computers.
A key element of any business continuity professional’s job description is helping the organization execute its business continuity arrangements, or as ISO 22301 calls it in Clause 8.4.3, “detecting an incident” and then activating the response. Taken one step further, ISO 22301 calls out a number of specific response-related requirements related to early warning or incident detection that organizations must consider
Continuity Insights is going to undergo an overhaul in the coming weeks and months. As new editor, I want to reach out to members of the business continuity community to provide more original content on the website. One aspect of the site I would like to focus on is the blogs section.
Continuity Insights began reporting on the use of social media for emergency management in 2012, expanding the survey in 2013 to include social media strategy, risk and views on effectiveness. Both of these reports give the baseline for the 2014 survey.