It doesn’t matter if you call it business continuity, organizational resilience, risk management, disaster recovery or continuity of operations, there are some important terms, every beginner needs to know to have a sustainable program. Here is my take on some of these common BC terms. Consider it a BC beginner’s cheat sheet!
You have a great business continuity plan. You analyzed your network, you eliminated all the single points of failure, all your departments defined RTOs for all their systems, you have continuous cloud backup, and you have a warm site waiting just in case your data center gets a cootie infestation. Good work!
Target, the IRS, Hillary Clinton, Sony, healthcare systems… the list goes on with new stories of cyber security breaches and hacking. A cyber-attack can lead to financial and reputational losses from which it can be difficult to recover. A cybersecurity breach can negatively impact your business continuity and force the organization into disaster recovery mode. Sometimes simple preventive measures can help mitigate risk, before disaster strikes. Here are 6 hacks you can try to help your organization avoid getting hacked.
- Stop insider attacks
- “Gone phishing”
- Password security
- Defend against intrusions at the device level
- Avoid band-aid security fixes
- Mandatory cybersecurity education