It has been an interesting couple of weeks in the realm of cyber security, particularly for government agencies. It’s yet another reminder for business continuity professionals that these attacks aren’t going away and are almost surely going to become more common, more damaging and more difficult to stop.
Tensions between the U.S. and China are growing over its island-building in the South China Sea...
Pete O'Dell, Founder of Swan Island Networks, discusses the potential for cyber attacks, why...
Joe Starzyk, Senior Business Development Executive for IBM Resiliency Services, discusses the importance of focusing on data backup, different ways organizations should back their data up and how it can and will lead to faster recovery times in the long run.
As organizations gather more data and turn to cloud-based solutions to store it, disaster recovery has become an even bigger focus. Some companies have turned to disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) solutions in an effort to find a balance between cost efficiency and security.
A judge scrapped the Netherlands' data retention law , saying that while it helps solve crimes it also breaches the privacy of telephone and Internet users. The ruling by a judge in The Hague followed a similar decision in April by the European Union's top court that wiped out EU data collection legislation it deemed too broad and offering too few privacy safeguards.
Computer hackers stole 1 billion email addresses from U.S. marketing companies in what federal authorities called one of the largest reported data breaches in U.S. history. Three people were indicted on federal charges after they allegedly netted $2 million in commissions from millions of spam emails that routed recipients to websites selling software and other products.
Internet watchdog group Citizen Lab said in a report that hackers who attacked a U.S. employee of Ethiopian Satellite Television in 2013 have recently launched a new round of attacks using upgraded espionage software. Citizen Lab, which is based at the University of Toronto's Munk School of Global Affairs, says the hackers used three booby-trapped emails sent out in November and December.
Bill Highleyman Managing Editor of Availability Digest, discusses placing trust in the public cloud and how specific examples of cloud failures, some by large and well respected companies, demonstrate that the technology still has a long way to go,
A massive data breach at Sony Pictures Entertainment, which experts believe was targeted by North Korea as retaliation for a film depicting the assassination of its leader Kim Jong Un, has led to an international incident that has gained the attention of business continuity professionals.
Tim Mathews, Executive Director of Enterprise Resiliency for Educational Testing Service, discusses the impact the cloud could have on your BC/DR program, the risks it brings and why having an exit strategy in case data needs to be moved again is critical.
David Lindstedt of Readiness Analytics will host an interactive session called "Measuring Preparedness and Predicting Recoverability: A Hands-on Workshop." This session will introduce attendees to a proven measurement and metrics model and allow them to try it out right away. The model focuses on measuring resources, procedures and competencies to determine how prepared your organization is.
The FBI has confirmed it is investigating a recent hacking attack at Sony Pictures Entertainment, which caused major internal computer problems at the film studio last week. Sony's corporate email and other internal systems were knocked offline, according to reports.
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.
The State Department has taken the unprecedented step of shutting down its entire unclassified email system as technicians repair possible damage from a suspected hacker attack. A senior department official said "activity of concern" was detected in the system around the same time as a previously reported incident that targeted the White House computer network.
Continuity Insights and Dell hosted their webinar, “Dealing with Disasters at Dell,” which discussed lessons learned and disaster recovery at the computer company, on Thursday, Oct. 30. The free webinar is available here for those who were unable to attend.
Dell and Continuity Insights' webinar "Dealing With Disasters at Dell: Lessons Learned and Solutions Found," will take place Thursday, Oct. 30. The webinar was originally scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 28. Those interested in signing up for the free webinar may do so here.
A federal judge on Wednesday sentenced a former campaign manager for Gov. Susana Martinez to nine months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for charges related to the theft of the governor's email.
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.
Security is harder to maintain than it was a year ago according to a study done by KnowBe4. Ransomware, rapid technology advances and adoption of BYOD create a greater challenge for businesses to stay abreast of the numerous internal and external threats.
Compuware Corp. today announced the results of a global survey measuring the financial impact on businesses when technology fails. The results quantify the significant long- and short-term costs to businesses when an IT failure occurs and identify secondary costs in productivity, production waste, customer satisfaction and more.
McAfee announced that it has received high marks from NSS Labs in two recently published corporate endpoint protection reports. McAfee’s core endpoint anti-malware products achieved the highest block rate and an overall score of 97 percent of all threats being blocked in the exploit protection test of the NSS Labs Corporate End Point Security Detection report.
American Enterprise Bank operates a total of two branches with approximately $199 million in assets. The bank made the strategic decision to outsource critical components of its IT infrastructure and began gradually moving systems into a hosted environment.
Online security experts said Yahoo might have done more to protect the stored passwords, with Ohio-based TrustedSec describing the Internet giant's decision not to encrypt them as "most alarming."
Perimeter's cloud-based Archive Anywhere service provides an easy alternative to remote Web portal access, helping organizations of all sizes provide easy, safe and secure messaging for their employees while reducing legal liability and ensuring business continuity.
Version 3.2SP1 of the QuorumLabs disaster recovery solution features Windows Share Restore for the point-in-time recovery of shared network files in a familiar Windows folder interface as well as the ability to restore email in minutes from a Microsoft Exchange mail store or data from a SharePoint database.
Trying to make amends for massive outages last week, Research In Motion on Monday promised BlackBerry users free premium apps and a month of technical support.
E-mail is among the most important business applications and the expectation is that it can never go down. Yet, 75 percent of e-mail systems will fail in the next 12 months. This session will take a case study approach to covering lessons lear...