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10 Key Ingredients of an Effective Disaster Recovery Plan

Floods, tornadoes, severe storms, earthquakes and hail were among the natural disasters hitting the United States in 2016. Some regions of the country, of course, are better than others when it comes to the damaging effects of Mother Nature. But companies globally have to deal with the increasing threats caused by cyber attacks. No one …

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Data Center Redundancy Critical to Disaster Recovery Plans

With hundreds of Delta Air Lines flights recently grounded in the wake of a power outage, companies of all sizes started taking a hard look at their own IT operations. At the top of the list? An assessment of disaster recovery plans. More than likely, the overall damage to Delta has yet to be assessed. According …

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Steps to Choosing Colocation for Disaster Recovery

When taking on a disaster recovery (DR) plan for your company, you have numerous options. But one of your main objectives is moving data to a location where it can be secure while, at the same time, ensuring that your team can monitor the data or at least ensure its security. While you could build …

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Update Your Disaster Recovery Plan by Answering These 2 Questions

Every business, whether large, medium or small, should have a comprehensive disaster recovery plan that guides employees on how to recover in the event of a breach caused by a natural or manmade event. Most of us realize that. But when was the last time you reviewed your plan and identified any gaps that may …

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How to give your disaster recovery plan a test run

With major floods hitting states across America, including Oregon, Illinois, Missouri, and Tennessee, scientists are now predicting there’s plenty more to come over the next five years — putting residents, businesses and other organizations at risk. That’s why experts are increasingly concerned about the need for data centers to put disaster recovery plans in place …

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Cyberbreach? It ranks right up there with a natural disaster

It’s seems quite natural to protect your company against a natural disaster. That’s why companies wouldn’t think twice about purchasing insurance policies to cover their equipment, facilities and other assets. You never know when an earthquake, storm, tornado or flood can hit. Yet, the same can be said of cyber attacks. You never know when …

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Is it Time? 3 Sure Signs That You May Need a Data Center Upgrade

At times, the signs are obvious that you need to address the challenges facing your company’s data center. Aging equipment, excessive downtime and business expansion typically point to an immediate need to analyze alternative solutions. However, with data center downtime averaging about $8,000 a minute in costs, it makes sense to plan ahead … before …

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Layered Security Features Offer Best Defense

In 1996, Tom Cruise’s character in “Mission: Impossible” pulled off a vault heist, bypassing complex security features, including a retinal scan, a voice-recognition safeguard and a motion sensor. That fictional scene illustrates how a group of clever, motivated people can crack top-notch defenses. But in real life, a stunt like that would be … well, …

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New Tool Designed to Help Banks Evaluate Cyber Risk

On June 30, 2015, the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council rolled out a new assessment tool for financial organizations, with the aim of helping them detect and defend against security risks. The Cybersecurity Assessment Tool walks users through the process of analyzing their own systems, personnel policies and technology infrastructure to determine how prepared they …

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Breaches, Hackers and Audits: Part 1 of a 2-Part Post on Cybersecurity

At around lunchtime on July 8, 2015, trading at the New York Stock Exchange came to a halt when NYSE decision-makers recognized a “technical issue” associated with a software release. Reports since then have been vague regarding what the issue was and how it was remedied, but it seems symptomatic of problems that affect businesses …

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