2019

Do you have a data breach response plan?

IT Governance BC

This blog has been updated to reflect industry updates. Originally published 6 August 2018. The EU GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) requires organisations to respond to serious data breaches within 72 hours of detection.

Prevent the Disaster, Forget the Recovery

Disaster Recovery Journal

Personal crystal balls are notoriously bad at predicting the future. They run on small number statistics, have ill-defined parameters, and small data banks incorporating elastic memories. The crystal balls are plagued or programmed with a logic that is. The post Prevent the Disaster, Forget the Recovery appeared first on Disaster Recovery Journal. General Dr Planning

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Continuity Christmas Cleanup

Alternative Resiliency Services Corp

​It’s that time of year again. Organizations are putting a bookmark to 2019 and preparing for 2020. Closing the books. Last-minute Compliance items and Audit remediations.

Scenario of the Month: An Ice-Storm Wrecks Havoc

Disaster Preparedness

Melted Fiber-optic Cable. It is Mid-November. After a week of above-average temperatures and some heavy rain. A massive cold front has moved into your area causing an ice-storm and covering everything in layers of ice.

A man walks into a room

Emergency Planning

A man walks into the room. He is extremely handsome and quite tall (at least for his time, about 520 years ago). He is neither fat nor thin. In fact he likes his food and drink, he is fond of convivial dinners with good food and wine.

Taking cyber out of its silo 

Crisis Response Journal

Helen Braithwaite, Head of Standards, Training and Exercising at the UK’s National Cyber Security Programme, and Member of CRJ’s Advisory Panel, has been responsible for the design, development and delivery of the Cyber Pathfinder Training Programme; hig By Helen Braithwaite

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A Resilient Answer to Disasters

Behavior Group

The Second Law of Thermodynamics tells us that the total entropy can only increase over time for an isolated system. In other words, contrary to what we may believe or may simply hope, things fall apart. It’s not an accident. It’s a law of physics, and its awful simplicity is clear and frightening.

Learn How We Started Podcasting

Beyond Resilience

A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence in this spot, which was created for the bliss of souls like mine.

Judgement day

Oz's Business Continuity Blog

The last few weeks have been quite busy – and, at times, a teeny bit stressful. I’ve prepared and facilitated four crisis management and business recovery exercises (two of which included actors and journalists and mock TV and radio news […].

How Can Resilience Training Help You?

Beaumont Resilience Training

We’re currently working on this blog post and it will be live very soon. The post How Can Resilience Training Help You? appeared first on Resilience Training. Resilience Training

How to write a business continuity plan: the easy way

IT Governance BC

Earthquake. Flood. Cyber attack. The threat of disruption looms over organisations more ominously than ever, thanks to the increasing infiltration of technology in business processes, consumer expectations and the rapid rise in cyber crime.

When Disaster Strikes: Disaster Recovery Planning can make the difference Corporate Survival

Disaster Recovery Journal

It could be as innocent as a construction crew accidentally cutting through an underground stone wall that holds back a river. Or as sinister as a terrorist bombing of a skyscraper. Or as sudden as an earthquake. Or as devastating as a hurricane. The reality is that any business that relies on information technology, which includes most businesses, needs a disaster-recovery plan. This is especially true for medium and small companies that, unlike large companies, have limited resources.

Is Your Org "Not Ready" for Business Continuity?

Alternative Resiliency Services Corp

“We’re not mature enough yet.” ” “Not in the budget.” ” “Priorities, we’re way too busy right now.” ” “People can work from home – we’re good.” ” Many companies have seemingly valid reasons to delay or defer setting up a Business Continuity Program. There are always more pressing issues.

Disaster Tip of The Week: Set Meeting Points to Reunite With Family and Loved Ones

Disaster Preparedness

Meeting Points. It's hard to believe I wrote a brief post about this over ten years ago - Have a Designated Meeting Place For Your Family. Today, I'd like to expand on this a bit more. Odds are when a disaster or other unexpected event occurs you are likely to be at work.

Is it Possible to Keep Up with the Literature?

Emergency Planning

I am the founding editor of the International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction (IJDRR), which began publishing in August 2012 with just four papers. Seven years later, the submission rate is equivalent to about 1,500 manuscripts per year (although the rejection rate is over 80 per cent).

Conference for forward thinking in crisis management 

Crisis Response Journal

Crisis management professionals are invited to attend a unique international emergency management conference to be held at the Bluepoint Conference Centre in Brussels, Belgium on February 19-20, 2020. And it's free to attend! Stephen Prendergast from the By Stephen Prendergast

The Devotee

arunpraka shray

My Asia Pacific CEO wanted me to step down from my current role in a leading Finance Multi-national. I have seen better days, huge profits for the Company’s India arm, distributed fat bonuses to thousands of employees, still he wanted me out.

Why Every Small Business Needs a Cybersecurity Strategy

Behavior Group

Threat actors continue to up their game, even as consumers get less forgiving about breaches. Small businesses need a plan of action.

5 Tips For Starting A New Podcast

Beyond Resilience

A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence in this spot, which was created for the bliss of souls like mine.

Exercise Programmes – What Are They?

Plan B Consulting

In today’s bulletin Charlie looks at different exercises your organisation can carry out to verify your end-to-end business continuity solution.

Resilience Training For Schools And Organisations

Beaumont Resilience Training

We’re currently working on this blog post and it will be live very soon. The post Resilience Training For Schools And Organisations appeared first on Resilience Training. Resilience Training

The Ocado fire – when disaster recovery becomes real

IT Governance BC

The recent fire at Ocado has been a devastating blow to the company and the local community.

Contingency Planning Cycle

Disaster Recovery Journal

You attend a seminar on contingency planning and hear presentations such as “developing and maintaining your plan”, “testing your plan”, “business impact assessments”, and “lessons learned” from other people’ The post Contingency Planning Cycle appeared first on Disaster Recovery Journal. General Dr Planning

“Prepare for” an Audit or “We are Ready” for an Audit – Big Difference!

Prism International

Early Monday morning an email from the Compliance Officer (CO) of a large client organization has been received by the Operations Manager (OM). Not the ideal way to start the week. Planning to visit the record and data center on Wednesday, he requests the OM suggest a convenient time.

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Insights into creating a successful Disaster Recovery Test – Part 3: Metrics

eBRP

Organizations with an active Disaster Recovery program conduct DR Tests to validate the Disaster Preparedness component of their IT Service Continuity strategies.

Disaster Risk Reduction is not a Paradigm

Emergency Planning

In 1973, when I was a young undergraduate, I was taught the rudiments of the philosophy, theory and methodology of science.

The role of eLearning in crisis resilience 

Crisis Response Journal

It’s time to add eLearning to your crisis preparedness programme writes Caroline Sapriel of CS and A International, a global risk, crisis and business continuity management consultancy. By Caroline Sapriel

Deadly extreme weather is the new normal

National Center for Disaster Prepardness

This piece was originally published on May 23, 2019 in The Hill. . The extreme weather events this week in the Midwest are both alarming and tragic. It is estimated that at least 30 tornados touched down in Kansas, Missouri and elsewhere on Tuesday alone.

FBI Issues Smart TV Cybersecurity Warning

Behavior Group

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has issued a warning to holiday shoppers who are planning to swap some of their hard-earned cash for a smart TV.

Podcasting Gear Review

Beyond Resilience

A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence in this spot, which was created for the bliss of souls like mine.

One Disaster Leads to Another: The Loss of Thomas Cook

Plan B Consulting

Following the recent news of Thomas Cook’s collapse, Charlie looks at one possible contribution to their failure. I am always sorry to see the demise of a company, especially a household name such as Thomas Cook.

Welcome To Resilience Training

Beaumont Resilience Training

We’re currently working on this blog post and it will be live very soon. The post Welcome To Resilience Training appeared first on Resilience Training. About

7 mistakes that ISO 27001 auditors make

IT Governance BC

When organisations are seeking ISO 27001 compliance, they rely on auditors to give them good advice. Most of the time they’ll do just that – it’s what they’re paid to do. But as with any profession, some auditors are better than others. How can you tell if your auditor isn’t to be trusted?

DR: How Do You Pay For It?

Disaster Recovery Journal

One aspect of disaster planning that seems somewhat overlooked is the question, How do you fund the recovery efforts? Recovering from a disaster requires a lot of unbudgeted funds which must be spent or committed very quickly. The post DR: How Do You Pay For It? appeared first on Disaster Recovery Journal. General Dr Planning