Understanding Differences Between Disaster Recovery (DR) and Business Continuity (BC)

By Bob Alsan: For over two decades, I have been on a crusade to educate companies on terminology differences among Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity. Throughout my career, I have held roles in each area as Director of Business Continuity or Director of Disaster Recovery.  Most companies don’t know the job

Leveraging Your BCM Program in Cyber Security Incident Response

The immediate reaction to a cyber-security incident is the FUD factor (Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt); more like ‘chickens running around with their head cut off’. In the event of a data breach the RTO goes ‘out of the window’ and response is based on RTO=0. An agile response requires tested

Ease of PCI Compliance Made Via Certified Resilient Cloud Platform

Sungard Availability Services has expanded its Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) certification across its modern, resilient cloud platforms, and now offers compliant production and disaster recovery services on Amazon Web Services (AWS) and its managed private cloud. By achieving certification, Sungard AS now reduces the complexity and cost

Ensuring Business Continuity with an Emergency Mass Notification System

By Daniel Graff-Radford: Businesses today, whether they are Fortune 100 companies with geographically dispersed workforces or small and midsize businesses whose workforces are always on the move, are challenged to communicate in real-time with employees and customers when emergencies and other events occur. This is becoming more challenging amidst an increasingly