Five tips for building an incident response plan

Like all CIOs, Darryl Lemecha worries about viruses and hackers, data centre problems and technology meltdowns. But what separates his worried mind from many others is a detailed incident response plan that will

Published on: May 15th, 2007 Mary Pratt

Bracing for the blight

COMMENT ON THIS ARTICLESome three years after North America's largest power failure left more than 50 million people in the U.S. and Canada in the dark, a Toronto organization is asking that a

Published on: March 21st, 2007 narellano

Australian gov’t agencies under fire for lax security

Six Australian government agencies have come under fire from the Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) for having lax security. Figures from the 2005 audit of security management of Internet security in Australian government

Published on: June 14th, 2006 Michael Crawford

It’s the smaller disasters that matter

Mention disaster recovery to most businesses and they automatically start to think about power failures, earthquakes or some kind of nationwide catastrophe. It's because of that attitude, says Plan-B Ltd. founder and director

Published on: September 15th, 2005 Paul Brislen

Disaster plans disregard communication

According to a recent Web poll, almost half of respondents indicated that they have no plans in place at their organizations to recover communications systems affected by a disaster.The poll, which was conducted

Published on: September 19th, 2003 Lindsay Bruce

Establish plans, policies for data disasters before they hit

In light of the events of September 11, and subsequently the potential threat of future attacks on North American soil, corporations have been forced to take a long look at their own disaster

Published on: November 1st, 2001 Carly Suppa

Make no mistake: words matter

It is difficult for this part-time writer and full-time IT professional to avoid being influenced by the events of September 11, 2001. On the practical side, if you haven't noticed the effect this

Published on: November 1st, 2001 Robert Ford

Canadian firms plan for the worst

Faye West remembers when the brass turned down her proposal to conduct a test of her company's disaster recovery plan. "It hadn't been acted on. I suppose because it wasn't a priority," she

Published on: October 6th, 2001 Michael MacMillan

Planning for the worst

Faye West remembers when the brass turned down her proposal to conduct a test of her company's disaster recovery plan. "It hadn't been acted on. I suppose because it wasn't a priority," she

Published on: October 4th, 2001 Michael MacMillan