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10 Business Continuity Concepts Every Newbie Needs to Know

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 11, 2016 12:40:09 PM / by Melissa Tucker posted in Resilience, organizational resilience, cybersecurity, business continuity, building engagement, disaster recovery

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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!

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…But the Network’s Up (Business Continuity is only for IT, right?)

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 28, 2016 9:30:00 AM / by Lance Charnes posted in Resilience, organizational resilience, cybersecurity, business continuity, disaster recovery

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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!

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CyberSecurity: 6 Hacks to Avoid Getting Hacked

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 16, 2016 11:30:00 AM / by Susan Grigioni posted in organizational resilience, cybersecurity, business continuity, disaster recovery

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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.

  1. Stop insider attacks
  2. “Gone phishing”
  3. Password security
  4. Defend against intrusions at the device level
  5. Avoid band-aid security fixes
  6. Mandatory cybersecurity education
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