business continuity

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…

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…

E3 – Hordes at the Gate – Technical Dialogue

In Episode 3 “Hordes at the Gate,” the Kingdom endures the full force of the Brute’s power. A devastating and impeccably planned siege and assault on the Kingdom’s defenses leaves the empire bruised and battered but not defeated.  Through valiant efforts, the fortifications hold and the hordes are repelled. However, it is revealed that the…

E3 – Hordes at the Gate – The Aftermath

Marty walked into the conference room and immediately sensed the buzz and tension.  He knew the debrief of the denial of service attack was going to be a long one but he didn’t anticipate this much friction.  The source of the stress wasn’t the actual attack or the mayhem that ensued to protect MagnaCorp from…

Avoiding the Brittle Strategy

“Protection in isolation is a brittle strategy.”* At the end of September, I attended and presented at the ISACA/ISSA joint conference in Phoenix.  During one of the keynote sessions, the quote “Protection, in isolation, is a brittle strategy” was used to highlight the importance of recognizing no defensive or preventive measure is 100% effective.  Organizations…

RSA Archer Named a Leader in 2013 Gartner MQ on Business Continuity Management

I’m thrilled to announce that EMC-RSA was named a leader in the Gartner 2013 Magic Quadrant for Business Continuity Management Planning (BCMP) software! You can read the complete MQ here on Gartner’s website. For this Magic Quadrant, Gartner evaluated 18 enterprise-class vendors and their criteria focused on two broad areas – their Ability to Execute…