Preparation for Cyber Attacks and Disaster Recovery Must Go to “Awareness 2.0”

Organisations have already recognised that people are valuable – often the most valuable – assets. They also know that people represent risk, because of the possibility of human error, negligence, and even deliberate damage. Cybercriminals are well aware of this too. They often prefer to attack using social engineering tactics to learn user and system access codes: it’s easier and faster than trying to break through layers of hardware and software protection. Many enterprises have therefore invested in programs to increase the awareness of their employees about information security in particular, and the need to protect and back up data in general. Now, it’s time to shift gears and change up for “awareness 2.0”. Read more

2015-11-25T13:24:13+11:00By |Disaster Recovery|

What is the Biggest Enemy of Business Continuity?

A question like this might draw any number of answers. Board room resistance, hurricanes, cost, silo management, and hard disk crashes are just a few. Senior executives that refuse to spend time or money that they consider necessary for other priorities, howling gales with floods, and smoking servers are all highly imaginable enemies of business continuity. Those thinking a little more laterally might suggest unseen or unseeable enemies, such as apathy. If nobody cares about business continuity, it will never happen. But then again, most people want their business to continue, if only for reasons of job security. Here is another candidate that might well trump all the rest. Read more

2015-04-02T11:28:16+11:00By |Business Continuity|