April 16, 2014

Cyber Security and Related Reputational Risks Explained in Free DRJ Webinar Offering

If you have any concerns about protecting the reputational risk of your organization, our staff recommends you to view a free webinar being offered from the Disaster Recovery Journal group. The title of the webinar is “Reputation Equals Revenue” and will be offered Wednesday June 12th at 12:00PM – 1:00PM (CDT). The effect of cyber security related risks on corporate and brand reputation is real.  And, because reputational damages are often measured in millions of dollars, unplanned downtime can carry far more than a "per hour" cost. Based on data from a new global study from IBM … [Read more...]

Cyber Risk Management App Offers Help in Keeping Ahead of the Curve in a Rapidly Changing Cyber Threat Landscape

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As one of the risk management options mentioned in an earlier cyber insurance related posting on this website, our staff would like to recommend the CyberEdge Mobile App for the iPad to cyber security risk management team members where you work. AIG “Cyber Risk Report 2013 This CyberEdge Mobile App was developed by the American International Group, Inc. (AIG) in response to a recent AIG survey and report, where it was found that 80% of executives and brokers find it very difficult – if not sometimes nearly impossible – to keep pace with defending against and mitigating risk related to cyber … [Read more...]

Social Media — The New Face of Disaster Response

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It is our staff’s assumption that many disaster preparedness, first responder or disaster recovery team members fully recognize the growing role which social media and its social networks play as the primary source of news and information when disasters occur. In a recent InfoGraphic, the University of San Francisco Online Master of Public Administration group organized findings from a variety of surveys which collectively bring home the fact that during disasters, social networks often replace 911 as the go-to source for help and assistance in many communities throughout the U.S. A … [Read more...]

ISO 22301 – Does It Matter?

Continuity Insights and Fusion Risk Management, Inc. - together - will host a webinar entitled: "Trending ISO 22301 -- Does It Matter?" on Wednesday May 29th at 3:00 PM EDT. ISO 22301 is the first converged standard in the DR/BC Industry. As a result, it is gaining momentum and is certainly a trending topic. But what does it mean to you and your organization? Where does it provide leadership and best practice, and where does it present the obvious or represent compromise? Most importantly, what aspects provide direction for opportunities to improve your program and deliver business … [Read more...]

Cyber Security and Its Importance to an Organization

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For quite some time, business continuity professionals have been associating Cyber Security as an important Business Continuity Planning (BCP) concern, but, like so many other issues in the world of BCP, without full buy-in from upper management (or the Board of Directors), it will be almost impossible to truly implement effective Cyber Security policies, plans and procedures throughout any organization. With that point in mind, and to assist the process of increasing cyber security awareness in your company’s upper management, our staff recommends reading an article written by Edward B. … [Read more...]

Cyber Risk — How Well Are Board Members Managing?

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Protecting a company’s digital assets continues to be a challenging component of a director’s and/or board member’s total fiduciary duties --- and--- with the growing number of regulations now imposing more specific privacy and cyber security related obligations on companies --- answering the question of whether or not those directors are managing cyber risks responsibly begs the need to find out how well those directors are really doing….. To that point, Carnegie Mellon University’s “CyLab” group recently released the results of a survey it conducted which examined data across geographical … [Read more...]

World Risk Day — May 14, 2013

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  World Risk Day 2013 is an event when and where industry thought leaders and peers can gather together virtually to discuss the major trends, challenges and best practices in risk management. This year that event will take place on May 14, 2013. This year’s event -- which is the second annual World Risk Day --- has been given the theme “Shattering the Project Myth”, and again will introduce a virtual summit participation opportunity based on webinars, interviews and live Q&A sessions with “best-in-class” project managers and risk practitioners from around the … [Read more...]

NIST Offers Free Download of SP 800-53, Rev 4

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The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has now made available the Final Release of SP 800-53 Revision 4, Security and Privacy Controls for Federal Information Systems and Organizations – representing the most comprehensive update to the security controls catalog since its inception in 2005. This update was motivated primarily by the expanding occurrences of cyber security threats – looking at the increased sophistication of those cyber-attacks; the growing frequency of such attacks; the professionalism of the attackers, and the persistence of targeting by … [Read more...]

Free Webinar on Overcoming the e-Discovery Challenge

Robert Half Legal, a legal staffing firm specializing in lawyers, paralegals and other highly skilled legal professionals, as well as e-discovery and managed review services, will present an educational webinar, "Best Practices for Overcoming the e-Discovery Challenge," on Thursday, April 25, 2013, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. EDT. Produced in conjunction with West LegalEdcenter, a Thomson Reuters business, the live webinar event is complimentary and approved for Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit in more than 25 states. Charles Volkert, executive director of Robert Half Legal and the … [Read more...]