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If you have not gotten serious yet about preparing your organization for a cyber attack, now is the time. A recent survey from Juniper Research suggests that cyber-crime may cost businesses more than $2 trillion in the next five years, citing the increasing professionalism of cyber crime. This issue provides insight on what is happening in cyber security and how you might prepare to respond to attacks. Talk with your team about policies and procedures you might put in place to protect your assets.
Over the years, we have talked about the importance of getting management buy-in for business continuity plans. Once again, we have collected some articles that can help you attain the buy-in you need as you develop and refine your plans. In addition, some of the needs of the C-suite have changed and so does how you sell to the modern C-suite. Also, once the senior execs are on board, you do need to get middle management engaged and supportive.
According to OSHA, murders in the workplace are the leading killer of female employees and the second-leading killer of males. But workplace violence is not limited to murders. This issue discusses the many faces of workplace violence and what steps you can take to prevent violence and how to recognize the potential for such violence. Is your team working on a workplace violence plan? This should be part of your business continuity efforts.
Testing and Training
July 22, 2015 - Most of us make a resolution every year to exercise more, buy a membership in a gym, then get too busy to follow through. But do not let this be your approach to exercising your business continuity plans because the future of your organization -- not to mention the safety of your employees -- could rest on those exercises getting done regularly. When was the last time you tested your plan? Has it been a while? Well, read on and start planning your next tabletop exercise.