Advice from a failed disaster recovery audit

Advice from a failed disaster recovery audit

We can write about disaster recovery planning (DRP) until our fingers bleed, but if we never discuss real-world scenarios it’s all just fumbling in the dark. Examining these successes and failures is the best way to improve your business continuity solutions, and the recent audit of a state government office is rich with valuable takeaways.

The Value of Unified Threat Management

The Value of Unified Threat Management

Unified Threat Management, often referred to as UTM is the deployment of multi-layered threat protection technologies to create the strongest barrier against malware, virus attacks, external attacks, and phishing scams. Recently, we had the distinguished honor of being featured in a case study by OpenDNS,  a world leader in threat intelligence and protection.

BCP strategies to keep your business open

BCP strategies to keep your business open

Whether your business is hit with a brief power outage or an extreme weather disaster, any kind of interruption to your organization’s productivity can cut into your profits. That’s why it is important to have a business continuity plan and utilize BC tools to ensure your organization can stay in operation at all times.

The Importance of Disaster Recovery

The Importance of Disaster Recovery

Most business owners don’t normally think they will be a victim of a natural disaster…not until an unforeseen crisis happens and their company ends up suffering from thousands or millions of dollars in economic and operational losses — all because of the lack of thoughtful disaster preparedness.

Don’t let a power outage hurt your business

Don’t let a power outage hurt your business

When people think of the causes of downtime and the need for a Business Continuity Plan (BCP), they tend to think big. Powerful storms, massive blizzards, fires and floods are usually what springs to mind when business continuity is mentioned. And while these disasters can disrupt your business, a small power outage can be just as problematic if you’re not prepared.

Business interruption insurance 101

Business interruption insurance 101

While it is highly likely that you have an insurance policy that will cover your small or medium-sized business in the event of a disaster, chances are you don’t have business interruption insurance. The majority of smaller companies tend to overlook interruption policies, believing (or at least hoping) that regular insurance will be enough to protect them.

Communication before the storm is key

Communication before the storm is key

As it is only a matter of time before the first winter storms hit in many places, you might want to consider taking a look at your company’s business continuity plan. Each year heavy snowfall and other weather-related incidents interrupt services and cost businesses money.

Businesses Are Deprioritizing the Importance of Information Security

Businesses Are Deprioritizing the Importance of Information Security

For the last 4 years, Shred It, the document destruction company has been sponsoring an international survey to gauge business executives’ attitudes towards security. The latest one, from 2014, shows that in America executives are actually de-prioritizing security within their organizations.

Network Security – Not for the Faint of Heart

Is IT Security on your network doing its job? Earlier this week our IT Services team released an alert to our customers about a frightening new malware on the loose – a Trojan Cryptolock called Trojan:Win32/Crilock.A. This nasty infection will lock you out of your PC and encrypt the data on your network - not just your PC, but mapped drives as well.