Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Business Continuity Planning

October 25, 2017 - By now, you no doubt have a business continuity plan. When, however, did you last review it? Update it? We have to remember that a BCP is not a static thing; it is a dynamic plan that has to change with changes in the organization. If you haven’t reviewed your plan lately, this week’s articles can help you incorporate newer threats into your old plan.

Here's how to create a business continuity plan that gives your business the best chance of surviving a disaster. (Item #1)   Change management is an important piece of business interruption prevention and helps ensure security risk does not drift up during projects and day-to-day activities. (Item #2)   With the dynamic nature of BC in mind, how often should your organization review its business continuity plan? (Item #3)

Poor planning is definitely a big part of why organizations fail at business continuity, but the easy answer is that they’re simply overwhelmed by the challenges. (Item #4)   Paying a ransom is not the way to deal with a ransomware attack; instead, comprehensive business continuity and disaster recovery planning provides the best solution says Paul Barber. (Item #5)   All businesses need to have a robust cybersecurity plan in place to prevent attacks and protect their data and systems, but it’s also important to have a strategy in place to respond to a breach. (Item #6)

For the full issue, click here.

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