Business Continuity

Hurricane Sandy tests business continuity, disaster recovery

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Hurricane Sandy, which left dozens dead and millions without power and other basic technical services, has forced businesses in the Northeast to take a sharp look at their back-up plans.

Recent attacks cost Energy Department at least $2M

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The attacks, which occurred at four department locations, were not described in detail, but were deemed "successful" for adversaries, according to the annual audit.

Hurricane Irene will test continuity, disaster recovery plans

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With Hurricane Irene barreling up the East Coast and making a beeline for the major Northeast cities, businesses not used to dealing with natural disasters are being forced to revisit their business continuity plans.

Cloudy with spells of pain

Clouds are, by definition, insubstantial, but when services "somewhere out there" go pear-shaped, the damage can be catastrophic.

Amazon cloud failure highlights customer responsibility

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Amazon's outage should serve as a reminder that relying on the cloud for server space can have a business impact if something goes amiss.

Disaster recovery: Surge strategies also work for IT staff

Disaster recovery: Surge strategies also work for IT staff

IT departments, when facing the possibility of a disaster, may want to take a page out of the U.S. military's playbook.

Companies offer to pay breach fines

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Two credit-card payment processors are offering to cover merchants' fines and penalties in the event of a data breach.

Waging war on cyberthreats

Waging war on cyberthreats

Compromised information networks can put an organization's very life in jeopardy. Here are ways that firms can take the lead.

RSA: Ramifications of converging physical and IT security

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Companies should consider merging physical and information security into a converged program -- it might be challenging but it will be worth it.

Cyberspace: An environment of inevitability for federal agencies

Cyberspace: An environment of inevitability for federal agencies

Success in today's cybersecurity environment of inevitability will require a multidisciplinary approach and the critical success factor is leadership.

InfoSec: Cybersecurity expert says preparation key to business survival

InfoSec: Cybersecurity expert says preparation key to business survival

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The world is more interconnected than ever before, so security pros have opportunities to make a difference in their enterprises, a former White House cybersecurity adviser told a group of CSOs.

CASE STUDY: phion airlock in use at Herba Chemosan

A pharmacist wholesaler in Austria modernized its distribution systems and found protection for its network.

Case study: City of Miami Beach

Case study: City of Miami Beach

Miami Beach needed to quickly identify threats, generate immediate notifications and to quarantine infected computers.

Health care data security breaches in the U.S.

Health care data security breaches in the U.S.

A new study provides a review of the scope and impact of data security breaches in the health care industry.

The new perimeter

The new perimeter

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Sidney Gellineau, CIO, NYC Transit, embraces the original vision of NAC - to vet unmanaged guest devices, reports Dan Kaplan.

CTO defends researcher's decision to reveal SCADA exploit

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One technologist wants the public to understand why releasing exploit code for a dangerous vulnerability is sometimes the right thing to do.

Companies have misplaced confidence in backup solutions

Many companies have a false sense of security when it comes to their backup measures, according to a new study.

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