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Posted by Brandon Kane on Jun 21, 2017 10:38:31 AM

Due to the recent cyberattacks via the encryption-based ransomware, WannaCry, companies are actively ensuring they have the proper protection in place to avoid being the next target for a cyberattack.

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Topics: Business continuity

Three Tips for Keeping your BIA Current

Posted by Brandon Kane on Jun 15, 2017 10:03:00 AM

A well-conducted business impact analysis can show you where your company’s vulnerabilities are as they relate to operations as a whole, so remember these tips to get the most value from your business continuity program assessments:

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Topics: Business continuity

Infographic: Make Sure Your Healthcare Data is More than Secure

Posted by Brandon Kane on Jun 13, 2017 10:14:00 AM

Assurance Software designed a new, complimentary infographic detailing how to improve your healthcare system's organizational resilience.

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Topics: Business continuity

Infographic: How to Improve Your Financial Institution's Organizational Resilience

Posted by Brandon Kane on Jun 6, 2017 12:51:00 PM

Assurance Software has designed a new, complimentary infographic detailing how to improve your financial institution's organizational resilience.

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Topics: Business continuity

Things go wrong during Business Continuity Testing and that's OK

Posted by Brandon Kane on May 30, 2017 3:01:40 PM

When news broke that an emergency alert at a New Jersey nuclear power plant was sent by mistake, there was a lot of blame and seemingly little to be gained from the panic-inducing incident. But, when viewed through the paradigm that testing, planning and more testing is always a good thing, especially in business continuity management, it becomes clear that it is better to have problems come up during a test rather than a real incident.

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Topics: Business Disaster Recovery Planning

Implementing a Business Continuity Strategy Puts You Ahead of the Cyber Security Curve

Posted by Brandon Kane on May 25, 2017 11:02:58 AM

On May 12, 2017 ransomware called WannaCry was sent via email to Microsoft computers, causing major impacts to countries across Europe and Asia.  

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Topics: Cyber Attacks

Act Like a Stanley Cup Champion to Build a Winning BCM Program!

Posted by Ted Marquardt on May 19, 2017 9:41:41 AM

There are ample sports metaphors out there that can be applied to business, and why should BCM programs be any different?  With the 2017 Stanley Cup post-season upon us, being an avid hockey fan whose day job is to help solve the challenges that business continuity and disaster recovery professionals face, I wondered if any lessons can be drawn from what it takes to be a Stanley Cup champion?  

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Topics: business continuity program, business continuity management

Understanding Cyber Threats Improves Organizational Resilience

Posted by Frank Buck on May 12, 2017 10:16:21 AM

With the cyber threat landscape changing almost on a daily basis, here are three things to help understand the current state of cyber threats.

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Topics: Cyber Attacks

2017 NFL Draft: These Strategies Could Help Shape Your BCM program

Posted by Justin Freeman on Apr 28, 2017 9:25:35 AM

The NFL draft is finally here, and general managers, scouts and head coaches are busy analyzing film of prospects to address team-specific needs for their organizations. It’s a challenge that has multiple variables to consider, so scouts and leadership staff for each team often find themselves locked in a ‘war room’ to thoroughly comb through all these factors that come into play once they are on the clock. 

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Topics: business continuity management

Make Time for Some BCM Spring Cleaning

Posted by Brandon Kane on Apr 25, 2017 3:40:15 PM

Spring has sprung, which means baseball, cookouts and other outdoor activities as you finally get a chance to enjoy a chance in the weather. But, this time of year means it’s time to tackle the bottomless pit of clutter around the house for a thorough spring cleaning. It may not be the most ‘fun’ activity in the world, but this seasonal drudgery does make your space more efficient and clutter free. The same can be said for business continuity and disaster recovery planning, as BC professionals should take the time to ‘spruce-up’ their efforts from time to time.

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Topics: business continuity management