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[25 Apr 2013 | Comments Off | 2,317 views]
White House Threatens to Veto House Cybersecurity Bill

Article by Homeland Security News Wire
Published April 17, 2013
 
The White House on Tuesday threatened to veto the cybersecurity bill drafted by the House of Representatives. The house is expected to vote on the bill later this week. The cybersecurity bill died in the Senate last August after the White House said it would veto the bill.

The White House on Tuesday threatened to veto the cybersecurity bill drafted by the House of Representatives. The house is expected to vote on the bill later this week. The cybersecurity bill died in the Senate last …

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[25 Apr 2013 | Comments Off | 6,649 views]
DHS Formula Grants to States Drop Dramatically

Article by Homeland Security News Wire
Published April 17, 2013

 

DHS allocation of money to states for first response and disaster recovery has dropped significantly. DHS formula grant program was at an all-time high of $2 billion in 2003, but last year the program had only $294 million. As a result of the sequester, another 5 percent will be cut from the program.

In the last few years the money DHS has allocated to states  to purchase equipment and develop  first response and disaster recovery plans has dropped off significantly.
The Herald.net reports that federal grant spending on state and local homeland security …

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[24 Apr 2013 | Comments Off | 2,388 views]
Guidelines for Securing Business Records in Hurricane Season

Article by Homeland Security News Wire
Published on June 12, 2012
 
A data protection specialist developed best practices guidelines to assist businesses along the Atlantic coastline to assess their business continuity in preparation for the hurricane season

Recall, a data protection specialist, the other day issued records information management (RIM) best practices guidelines. Recall says that as hurricane season begins, the company developed these guidelines to assist businesses along the Atlantic coastline to assess their business continuity in preparation for the hurricane season. Recall has experience in managing business records in more than …

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[1 Mar 2013 | Comments Off | 1,751 views]
Conducting Business Impact Analysis for Business Continuity Planning

By: Ron French, CBCP
March 1, 2013
 
Business Impact Analysis (BIA) Objective

The objective of the BIA for any business continuity plan is to itemize and prioritize a company’s most critical business operations, internal resources, and internal and external support dependencies.  Part of this process is the identification of the recovery time objectives for each of the mission critical functions.
What should be avoided in the BIA is any itemized listing of detailed business processes, work procedures, and resources that are of no consequence to the critical overall enterprise functions.  A clear distinction should …

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[24 Aug 2012 | Comments Off | 1,281 views]
A Note On Business Continuity Management & IT Service Continuity

By: Anthony Woods, Continuity Test Manager, Cap Gemini Australia
August 24, 2012
 
Impact of an IT Service Disruption
During an IT service disruption, one in which the continuity plans are activated, unless regularly reviewed and tested, it is likely that the plans will not be current or contain a sufficient quantity of gaps in processes and procedures to inhibit their usefulness when implemented.
It is for this reason that the Business Continuity Plan, the Business Process Continuity Plans, the IT Service Continuity (Disaster Recovery) Plans and the Recovery Validation Procedures need to be clearly …

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[6 Apr 2012 | Comments Off | 886 views]
Missouri Announces Additional Funding for Disaster Recovery Jobs Program

Article by Homeland Security Newswire
http://www.homelandsecuritynewswire.com
Published April 6, 2012
Missouri governor announces an investment of $16.5 million in federal National Emergency Grant (NEG) funding to create temporary jobs for workers in twenty-nine Missouri counties affected by tornadoes, floods, and severe storms last year

Governor Jay Nixon of Missouri the other day announced an investment of $16.5 million in federal National Emergency Grant (NEG) funding to create temporary jobs for workers in twenty-nine Missouri counties affected by tornadoes, floods, and severe storms last year. Using these funds, the Missouri Disaster Recovery Jobs Program will create 1,347 …

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[7 Sep 2011 | Comments Off | 920 views]
Is a Fabric Architecture in Your Future?

By: Shehzad Merchant
August 4, 2011
Virtualization technology has truly transformed IT. However, despite its benefits, virtualization has also created strains on data center networks. Computational density and the number of virtual machines (VMs) per physical server are rapidly increasing. Traffic patterns within the Cloud are assuming an east-west characteristic, in addition to the traditional north-south, as VM-to-VM traffic increases. In response, high-traffic data centers need a robust, flexible, automated network to support virtualization, cloud computing, and a diverse end-point ecosystem. Additionally, storage and …

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[16 Mar 2011 | Comments Off | 1,134 views]

There are three problems with major disasters: small miscalculations of probabilities can have large effects on outcomes when dealing with large events; our reward structures do not encourage spending the time or the money to deal with low-probability disasters; the very complexity of modern life — including our transportation and communication systems, our economy and our social interactions — is directly implicated in the severity of catastrophes; in more complex systems, even small changes or perturbations can have disproportionate and unpredictable effects.
The past decade witnessed the 9/11 attacks, the tsunami …

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[6 Jan 2011 | Comments Off | 856 views]

Article Source:http://www.continuityinsights.com/articles/cloud-or-fog
Author:Dennis Wenk, Advisory Solution Architect from EMC Consulting
The way I see it, cloud computing is not about “internal versus external” services; nor is it a shroud for outsourcing, service bureaus or time-sharing. Cloud computing is a model for enabling convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications, and services) that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction1.
Clouded Perceptions
The reason that cloud computing sometimes manifests itself as outsourcing is simply that many organizations are too …

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[9 Sep 2010 | One Comment | 2,062 views]
Three Principles that Rule Large-scale Business Continuity Software Projects

Christopher Alvord, Frank Shultz
www.contingencyplanning.com
The implementation of large scale Business Continuity Management (BCM) software projects is fundamentally different than with smaller installations. This article explores why these programs often fall short of their objectives. After reviewing senior management needs, three basic principles are defined to ensure effective deployment and project success: design should allow for central views and controls, while allowing decentralized planning, localization and integration of live sources of data; deployment methods should avoid dangerous “Big Bang” project risks, instead of planning for incremental production use as needed across the …