Business continuity (BC), IT disaster recovery (DR), and information security are essential elements of business resiliency, with the common objective of managing the risks of business disruption. While all have traditionally operated as separate silos, they follow similar processes, all require a business impact analysis and risk assessment processes, and all have a heavy reliance on controls documentation, monitoring, and testing.
When a crisis breaks, trusted sources such as news and aid organizations must sift through and verify the mass of reports being shared and published, and report back to the public with accurate, fact-checked information.
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How have things changed as far as social media strategies and use since those two days during Hurricane Sandy?
This article discusses how personal software agents and cloud platforms will develop from today’s mobile and cloud applications. Data integration and master data management techniques developed at the enterprise level will be applied to personal applications, to enable software to meet our needs in areas such as monitoring our health, purchasing household supplies and planning work and vacation trips.
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Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) backs up the whole environment, not just the data.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has released a new emergency response guide that provides an array of response tactics for “complex and demanding incidents that may well be beyond the traditional training of the majority of firefighters and emergency medical technicians.”
The disease detectives at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention named the top five global health threats they expect to tackle in 2014.
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This article discusses how supply chain disruptions have become one of the key issues facing business continuity and risk professionals.
It seems that just about every day a chief executive, politician or other prominent figure is apologizing for something.
We are now less than a month away from Business Continuity Awareness Week and a program of activities is now in the making, activities that provide an education to both BC practitioners and also those who would just like to know a little bit more about the profession and the importance that it has.
Recognizing that the national and economic security of the United States depends on the resilience of critical infrastructure, President Obama issued Executive Order (EO) 13636, Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, in February 2013. It directed NIST to work with stakeholders to develop a voluntary framework – based on existing standards, guidelines, and practices – for reducing cybersecurity risks.