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

November 18, 2014 | 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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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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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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RX Response Aims to Form Government Partnerships

September 9, 2014 11:04 am | by Emily Lord | Comments

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.

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Déjà Vu All Over Again: In Project-Based IT Accounting, History is Repeating Itself…

August 5, 2014 11:20 am | by By Don Boxley, Co-Founder and CEO, DH2i | Comments

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.

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All That Glitters is No Longer Gold:Shylock Trojan Gang Hit by Takedown

July 21, 2014 2:39 pm | by Symantec Symantec Corp. Comments

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.

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Conforming to ISO 22301: How to Establish an Early Warning System

June 23, 2014 3:05 pm | by Brian Zawada, Avalution Consulting Comments

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

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Continuity Insights is Looking for Bloggers

June 6, 2014 2:14 pm | by Joe Shust | Comments

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.  

Five Observations From The CI Crisis Communications Survey

April 15, 2014 9:03 am | by Brian Gray | Comments

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.    

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