Risk Management Strategies and the Weather

How much economic effect can the weather have on your business?  Is the weather one of the elements of consideration for risk management in your organization’s most recent business impact analysis?  What research information is available to assist an evaluation of this potential threat to your organization? New research indicates that routine weather events such as rain and cooler-than-average days can add up to an annual economic impact of as much as $485 billion in the United States. The recent study, just posted on the Homeland Security Newswire (HSNW) website and led by the National … [Read more...]

New Personal Information Security Regulations Take Effect on March 1st in Massachusetts

Just a reminder that under new rules taking effect this coming Monday, March 1, 2010, any institution that holds personal data about residents of Massachusetts must create a written policy for protecting the data, and must train employees to follow the rules. In addition, this rule also requires that organizations must encrypt any personal information - scrambling files to conceal their content - when it is transmitted over the Internet or a wireless data network. Data must also be encrypted when it’s stored on portable devices like laptops or thumb drives, to protect against identity theft … [Read more...]