If you run IT for a smaller midsized company, what kinds of affordable disaster recovery services are out there for you?
Business continuity and disaster recovery plans are essential components of overall business and IT planning. Since disasters do happen, it’s critical to have business continuity and disaster recovery plans in place before the need arises.
Continuity Insights magazine will launch an online business continuity conference. The Continuity Insights e-Conference will be held September 22-24, 2009, and will feature a variety of timely, collaborative conference sessions, access to industry vendors, networking opportunities, and the chance to earn up to 20 CEAPs (Continuing Education Activity Points, formerly CEUs, from DRI International).
The BCM World Conference and Exhibition is a major new event which incorporates the prestigious and well established Business Continuity Institute Symposium. Guaranteed to be the networking event of the year, the BCM Conference and Exhibition will offer insight and knowledge to today’s BCM drivers. With high quality presentations and case studies to attract delegates, the conference will ensure a fresh and innovative approach to the topics that are shaping the world of business continuity. It is scheduled for 11th and 12th November 2009 in London, United Kingdom.
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) announced the availability of an iPhone application for the latest edition of NFPA 1600, Standard on Disaster/Emergency Management and Business Continuity Programs, which has been adopted by the Department of Homeland Security.
In 2004, the University of Hawaii experienced a flood that swamped the bottom floors of several buildings. As a result of the flood, the university library science program lost samples used in research projects, which then had to be restarted.
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the Disaster Recovery Institute International (DRI) have joined forces to create an education and certification program that will qualify participants to audit disaster/emergency management and business continuity programs against existing standards and regulations. Certification levels currently include Certified Business Continuity Auditor (CBCA) or Certified Business Continuity Lead Auditor (CBCLA).
Thirty-four million nine hundred thousand results. Having Googled “risk analysis,” this number was the immediate result. Twenty-five million eight hundred thousand results. This number is the Google result for “risk assessment.”
It is perhaps not surprising, given the lack of hard data; that most discussions about business continuity end up involving reference to various myths about the nature of crises. This article focuses on three of the most widespread and persistent of these. At one level these myths can be seen simply as convenient excuses to avoid spending time and money on business continuity but, as shall be explained, they actually demonstrate some important psychological phenomena with broader significance for resilience.
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Accounting firms of all sizes need to be absolutely certain that they can retrieve and protect sensitive customer information, and be back up and running quickly in the event of an unforeseen business interruption or even a major disaster.
Rolf von Roessing, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, retired partner and now senior external advisor at KPMG Germany, was elected international vice president of ISACA—a nonprofit association serving more than 86,000 IT governance, assurance and security professionals in 160 countries—at its International Conference in Los Angeles, California, USA.