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Resiliency and Risk Management

I’m glad the world didn’t end during DRJ Spring World 2017 conference as more than 1,000 of the world’s business continuity and disaster recovery specialists were there! It was a great conference and I had the pleasure of presenting on building resiliency across the organization’s value chain, and the key relationship between business resiliency and…

Sydney CRO Summit: Cultivating a Resilient Risk Culture

If you knew that an action you were contemplating could conceivably cost your organization billions of dollars, permanently ruin its reputation and maybe get the CEO fired for good measure, would you risk it? I’m going to go out on a limb and say you probably wouldn’t. Yet people do it all the time. Why?…

Driving Resiliency Through Operational Risk Management

I recently had the pleasure of presenting with a panel of RSA Archer customers on the topic of “Building Resiliency Across the Value Chain” for a Disaster Recovery Journal webinar. Two key questions were posed to the attendees. The first question was: “Where is your organization on the business resilience scale?” The responses were: Recovery…

Business Impact Analysis Relieves “Tempest in a Teapot” Syndrome

Do you ever use the term, ‘you are creating a tempest in a teapot’? It means, don’t make a big deal out of something that isn’t. Doing a little research, I found other similar phrases I thought were entertaining. They are: ‘A storm in a teacup’ – Cicero; or ‘Billows in a ladle’ – translation…

Facing a Tsunami of Issues?

“Tsunami” is the Japanese term for a series of violent and recurrent waves in the ocean caused by the displacement of a large volume of water. Earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, landslides or other underwater explosions or man-made events are usually the cause. Unlike normal ocean waves that are generated by wind, or tides that are generated…

What do RSA Conference 2017 and my DVR have in common?

Another year, another RSA Conference. At this point, I have lost count of my appearances at this annual gathering of all things security – I believe it was number 15 or 16 for me. I say “appearances” because the days blur into such a steady stream of meetings, discussions and general sensory overload that at…

Stirring Up GRC Ghosts at RSA Charge 2016

We held RSA Charge 2016 in New Orleans, the week prior to Halloween, in the “most haunted city in America” – and what a phenomenal turnout! We were thrilled to have more 2,000 attendees register and join us in person to share best practices for GRC, security and business risk management.  The conference proved again…

Information Assets: Knowledge is Power

Sir Francis Bacon is attributed with the quote, “Knowledge is Power”.  There have been many variations on this phrase but I want to add one more twist around information assets. I presented at a conference last week where the session was dedicated to discussing the risks and remedies of ransomware, which are the practices and technologies used by…

EMC (RSA) ARCHER NAMED A LEADER IN THE 2016 GARTNER MAGIC QUADRANT FOR BUSINESS CONTINUITY MANAGEMENT PLANNING SOFTWARE

For the third year in a row, RSA Archer has been named a Leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant (MQ) for Business Continuity Management Planning Software (BCMP)! Gartner states in their report that the business continuity management (BCM) market is changing because “continuity of operations is being seen by organizations as a growing risk that needs to…

Dude, Where Is My Archer Summit?

We have all had that moment walking out of the shopping mall or the airport.  Everyone knows the feeling when that rush of doubt takes hold of our brains.  We stand frozen and frantically wait for our cerebral cortex to do its thing and pluck that single memory out of our vast network of synapses……