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Poor DR planning, lack of CIO authority put New Brunswick IT system at risk

The value of the CIO and an overall corporate IT strategy was highlighted in a report on the failure of the provincial computer system during a power outage

Toronto flash flood tests conferencing firm’s DR plan

A severe thunderstorm that dumped more than five inches of rain on Toronto in just two hours and caused over $850 million in damages...

Five tips for building an incident response plan

The typical response to trouble - the deer caught in the headlights - is exactly why organizations need a detailed incident response plan. Incident response goes beyond business continuity and disaster recover, outlining specific details to efectively respond to data security breaches and network crashes. Given their breadth and specificity, these documents are usually lengthy and in need of regular upkeep. Here are five points that all IT-specific plans should contain.

Bracing for the blight

Some 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 coordinated city-wide disaster recovery exercise be launched.

Australian gov’t agencies under fire for lax security

Figures from the 2005 audit of security management of Internet security in Australian government agencies conducted by the Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) was released yesterday and found 31 specific risks as defined by the Defence Signals Directorate (DSD) in agency Web servers.

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 Martin Wellesley, that disaster recovery plans tend to be vague and ultimately not worth the paper they're printed on.

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.

Establish plans, policies for data disasters before they hit

In light of the events of September 11, corporations have been forced to take a long look at their own disaster recovery plans.

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