Next Generation Business Continuity: Protecting Workloads in the Cloud

By Dennis Wenk, Dimension Data: Cloud computing is rapidly becoming the IT industry’s “new normal,” and with this rise of cloud, organizations must rethink their business continuity strategies. Traditional business continuity tools, processes and strategies were all designed for standardized IT-environments; where wholesale data centers were recovered, in mass after

2018 State of Business Continuity Report

According to the survey findings, a more resilient 2018 starts with organizations that value their BC department’s hard work and invest in preventative initiatives. While cybersecurity is a nationwide risk, organizations should ensure they have natural disaster and severe weather plans for their region. Moving forward, a higher use of

4 Ways the Most Resilient Businesses Respond to Data Breaches

Throughout 2017 companies large and small suffered data breaches, often with a larger overall impact than necessary. If you want to mitigate the impact of data breaches at your company, and hopefully prevent them, follow these four principles. 1. Act quickly A data breach requires an immediate response from every part of

Bridging the Gap Between Malicious Threat Awareness and Business Continuity Response

By Brandon Tanner, Rentsys Recovery Services, and Rick Phillips, Stickley on Security: With malicious threats such as ransomware continually in the news, it’s hard to deny the reality that cybersecurity is one of the top issues facing businesses today. A cyber attack can happen anywhere and anytime. In fact, in a

Privacy Policy and Terms of Service – What is Going On?

The European Union is implementing its General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on May 25th, and companies all over the world are making the changes necessary to comply with GDPR, giving individuals significant rights of ownership of their personal information/data. For example, social media apps in the U.S. require a user to

IT/ Resiliency Planning Assessment Study

Firestorm Program Analytics (formerly BC Management) is laying the groundwork for the third edition of its IT/ Resiliency Planning Assessment Study. The survey will be used to assess how organizations are approaching their IT/DR/ Resiliency program. What are the current trends in IT Resiliency Planning and how are the most mature

Contingency Planning Exchange and Continuity Insights Announce Fall 2018 Conference Partnership

The Contingency Planning Exchange (CPE), an organization for business continuity, disaster recovery, crisis, and emergency professionals, and Continuity Insights have announced that they will combine their respective Fall 2018 conferences to create a comprehensive, single-day educational event. All business continuity, disaster recovery, and other professionals in related industries and disciplines are

Continuity Insights Management Conference Wraps Up Three-Day Event

Strategies for the ultimate resilient organization, giving back to the community through Continuity Cares and Back-to-School Night, and “Are You Smarter Than a Contingency Planner” were all on display this week at the 2018 Continuity Insights Management Conference. Continuity Insights concluded its 16th annual conference at the Hilton Miami Downtown, Miami