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July 19, 2011  8:04 PM

Business Continuity and IT Availability – Part VI



Posted by: Robert Davis
Backup, BCM, BCP, Business Continuity, Crisis Management, Disaster Recovery, DRP, Information Security Governance, Information Security Service Management, Information Technology Service Management, ISG, ISSM, ITSM, Service Delivery, Service Disruption, Threat Management

Considering the interconnectivity of national economies through computer networks, entities are more vulnerable than ever to the possibility of technical difficulties disrupting business at any point in the communication chain. From flood or fire to computer-virus or denial-of-service, disasters...

July 15, 2011  2:44 AM

Business Continuity and IT Availability – Part V



Posted by: Robert Davis
Backup, BCM, BCP, Business Continuity, Crisis Management, Disaster Recovery, DRP, Information Security Governance, Information Security Service Management, Information Technology Service Management, ISG, ISSM, ITSM, Service Delivery, Service Disruption, Threat Management

Managerial concerns normally include: excessive business costs, forgone business opportunities, and potential revenue losses. When a business interruption occurs, restored information assets may affect operational effectiveness and efficiency. ...


July 12, 2011  9:32 PM

Business Continuity and IT Availability – Part IV



Posted by: Robert Davis
Backup, BCM, BCP, Business Continuity, Crisis Management, Disaster Recovery, DRP, Information Security Governance, Information Security Service Management, Information Technology Service Management, ISG, ISSM, ITSM, Service Delivery, Service Disruption, Threat Management

Where accepted as a managerial responsibility, an adequate ISG program should have security professionals participating in system life cycle design, acquisition, testing, and maintenance phases to ensure business continuity as well as availability requirements are appropriately incorporated, that...


July 8, 2011  10:25 PM

Business Continuity and IT Availability – Part III



Posted by: Robert Davis
Backup, BCM, BCP, Business Continuity, Crisis Management, Disaster Recovery, DRP, Information Security Governance, ISG, Service Delivery, Service Disruption, Threat Management

Governance usually occurs at different organizational strata, with activities flowing from processes, with processes linking up to systems, and programs receiving objectives from the entity’s oversight committee through established reporting lines. Alternatively or...


July 5, 2011  8:24 PM

Business Continuity and IT Availability – Part II



Posted by: Robert Davis
Backup, BCM, BCP, Business Continuity, Crisis Management, Disaster Recovery, DRP, Service Delivery, Service Disruption, Threat Management

Minimally, an entity’s IT governance program should address business continuity and IT availability requirements within the context of ensuring continuous service. As suggested by


July 1, 2011  10:07 PM

Business Continuity and IT Availability – Part I



Posted by: Robert Davis
Backup, BCM, BCP, Business Continuity, Crisis Management, DRP, Service Delivery, Service Disruption, Threat Management

Organizational units exist for various reasons. Governance focusing on business perpetuity and reliability should address strategic to operational transformations enabling adequate continuity management. Threading from the first-tier ‘


December 17, 2009  7:32 PM

An Ounce of Disaster Prevention is Worth a Pound of Disaster Remediation – Part IV



Posted by: Robert Davis
Availability, Backup Plan, BCP, Business Continuity Plan, Crisis, Disaster, Disaster Recovery Plan, Disruption, DRP, Emergency, IT Audit, Service Restoration Plan, SRP

Business volatility includes unexpected IT demand, merger and acquisition activities, as well as economic or government events. Whereby, government volatility can reflect a political event. Theoretically, adequate


December 14, 2009  7:29 PM

An Ounce of Disaster Prevention is Worth a Pound of Disaster Remediation – Part III



Posted by: Robert Davis
Availability, Backup Plan, BCP, Business Continuity Plan, Crisis, Disaster, Disaster Recovery Plan, Disruption, DRP, Emergency, IT Audit, Service Restoration Plan, SRP

Business continuity and disaster recovery plans should follow suggested best practices for development to ensure adequate incident handling. Commonly, the primary goals of the incident management...


December 10, 2009  8:49 PM

An Ounce of Disaster Prevention is Worth a Pound of Disaster Remediation – Part II



Posted by: Robert Davis
Availability, Backup Plan, BCP, Business Continuity Plan, Crisis, Disaster, Disaster Recovery Plan, Disruption, DRP, Emergency, Service Restoration Plan, SRP

Organizational resilience imposes proactive preparation for potential incidents in order to avoid suspension of critical operations and services, or if operations and services are disrupted, resuming processing as rapidly as required for those who...


December 7, 2009  7:01 PM

An Ounce of Disaster Prevention is Worth a Pound of Disaster Remediation – Part I



Posted by: Robert Davis
Availability, Backup Plan, BCP, Business Continuity Plan, Crisis, Disaster, Disaster Recovery Plan, Disruption, DRP, Emergency, Service Restoration Plan, SRP

"Attention all personnel! Attention all personnel! We are now experiencing an emergency code red condition. This requires following current crisis management procedures. Please, immediately proceed to your designated evacuation area and await further...


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