Business Continuity and Crisis Management | Centre for Security Failures Studies

by Stephen Langley
Centre for Security Failures Studies, UK

‘Crisis Management, Disaster Response, Emergency Management, Business Continuity Management: these are all names for the same process.’ Discuss the validity of this statement, referring to the theoretical models and the literature. Throughout the assignment you should discuss the practical implementation of strategies, plans and procedures.

This question requires the terms ‘crisis management, disaster response, emergency management, and business continuity management’ to be defined and also discuss how they interact and if at all they do. The author believes that Crisis Management, Disaster Response, Emergency Management are all overarched by Business Continuity Management (BCM). This can be demonstrated by the hypothesis that crisis is divided into three events: emergencies, crisis and disaster. These three events are sub-disciplines with the overarching response being dictated by the BCM. This statement is therefore stating that neither of them have any independence but are all internally involved within the newly evolving discipline BCM to which they follow.

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How to remove ransomware: Use this battle plan to fight back

A combination of common sense, backup, proactive protection, and automated removal tools is a solid defense against the growing scourge of ransomware.

By Senior Editor, PCWorld | MAR 13, 2017 3:30 AM PT

Ransomware doesn’t sneak into your PC like ordinary malware. It bursts in, points a gun at your data, and screams for cash—or else. And if you don’t learn to defend yourself, it could happen again and again.

Armed gangs of digital thieves roaming the information superhighway sounds like an overwrought action movie, but the numbers say it’s true: Ransomware attacks rose from 3.8 million in 2015 to 638 million in 2016, an increase of 167 times year over year, according to Sonicwall—even as the number of malware attacks declined. Why steal data when you can simply demand cash?

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Amazon shows why you shouldn’t put all your tech eggs in one cloud basket

On one really bad day, Amazon Web Services went haywire, and so did millions of users

By  | Computerworld | MAR 6, 2017 8:50 AM PT


BC/DR Strategies within a Cloud Environment – Disaster Recovery Journal

Written by  OLAY LADEJI
Wednesday, 01 February 2017

The modern day CIO is under constant pressure to implement new technologies that empower the business, while simultaneously keeping critical data, applications, and processes readily available. In today’s “new normal” economy, organizations of all sizes must seek affordable ways to deliver reliable and consistent IT services to customers and employees.

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15 Ways to Bridge the Gap Between IT and Business

> Still prevalent and important… A must read for any Continuity Professional

Steve Tack
VP of Product Management for Compuware’s APM Business | November 19, 2012

We have been talking about this problem for years – the gap between IT and Business. All the experts have advised that bridging this gap should be a high priority for any company, and yet we still see this problem persisting today.