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Posted on April 21, 2014 by

Five Common Workplace Habits That Can Contribute to Cyberattacks

You’ve heeded the headlines of the latest hacker and hoax and may have even changed all of your passwords. Perhaps you experienced the heartburn from the “heart bleed bug” or other notorious nuisances.  Each worldwide threat, virus or breach gets increasingly complicated; but often the source for many contemporary cyberthreats is as simple as someone leaving a cell phone on the lunchroom counter. Since we advise people on matters of business continuity when major cyberattacks occur, we thought…

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Posted on April 15, 2014 by

Webinar – Preparing for Hurricane Season: Forecasts, Planning & Case Studies

Hurricane season can significantly impact the continuity of operations for a range of businesses – from retail to law and financial services firms – across the U.S.  Planning, training and testing your Business Continuity program in advance is key to ensuring your organization can successfully weather the storms. Join Preparis SVP of Business Continuity Doug Langley and guest Mike Smith, Chief Innovation Officer for AccuWeather Enterprise Solutions, for an expert discussion on: – The 2014 hurricane forecast models -…

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Posted on March 28, 2014 by

3 Key Business Continuity Program Plans for Financial Services Firms

Most financial services firms have developed business continuity and disaster recovery plans to satisfy the minimum standards required for regulatory compliance and recommendations. However, clients depend on a firm’s ability to keep the business running and deliver services despite any disruptions which is why firms should evolve from simply “checking-the-box” to a implementing full BC programs. Is your firm prepared to quickly assess the impact of a disaster and execute an effectively planned response and recovery based on…

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Posted on February 27, 2014 by

Pandemic Planning for Banks

Banks must not only “check the box” when it comes to a variety of business continuity compliance requirements, but clients depend on a bank’s ability to continue the delivery of services regardless of an interruption – including pandemic events. I had the opportunity to attend the Alabama Bankers Association’s Bank Operations and Management Summit on February 5th to speak with members of the banking industry. A common point of concern for many bankers is pandemic planning. The Federal…

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Posted on February 10, 2014 by

Businesses Should Prepare for Winter Storm Pax

The South is due for another bout of wintry weather this week courtesy of Winter Storm Pax. Our AccuWeather partner, Mike Smith forecasts that the storm will hit hardest by midweek on late Tuesday and Wednesday. “Here is the probability of a tenth of an inch of freezing rain — glaze ice — with this storm. This will cause serious traffic problems. These are the probabilities of a quarter inch (0.25″) of freezing rain accumulating. At this value,…

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Posted on February 7, 2014 by

Sochi Teaches Us to Be Prepared for Cyber Attacks

Large events have the potential to be hives for terrorist activity, but the International Business Times ­warns of another type of attack amidst the Sochi Winter Olympic games: Cyber Attacks. IB Times references a report by the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team which is a part of the Department of Homeland Security explaining that “hacktvists (activist hackers) and cybercriminals may attempt to take advantage of the international attention surrounding the games.” Various cyber attacks include Olympic Hactivists, fake…

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Posted on February 5, 2014 by

Preparis Partners with Continuity Insights for 2014 Threat Predictions Webinar

Preparis is proud to present our 2014 Threat Report Webinar tomorrow, Thursday, Feb. 6. We’re thrilled to partner with Continuity Insights magazine to interview our all-star team of panelists who will be speaking on the biggest risks to business continuity. Jonna Mayberry has served as editor of Continuity Insights since March 2013. As editor, Jonna writes original articles, sources content, hosts webinars, helps develop the conference program for three annualContinuity Insights conferences (including editing presentations), writes copy for…

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Posted on February 4, 2014 by

CDC Emergency Manager Joins Preparis for 2014 Threat Report

Preparis is proud to present our 2014 Threat Report Webinar this Thursday, Feb. 6. In the weeks leading up to this event, we’ll spotlight our all-star panelists who will be speaking on the biggest risks to business continuity. Today, we’re proud to introduce Jonathan Trapp. Trapp is the Emergency Manager for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta. In that role, he works to ensure the CDC’s ability to respond to any emergency that may…

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Posted on January 29, 2014 by

Atlanta Snow Jam Teaches Valuable Business Continuity Lessons

Today the city of Atlanta is attempting to manage one of the biggest crisis events it has faced in the 21st century. Despite a severe weather warning being issued early Tuesday morning, schools decided to hold classes and businesses were open for work. When the snow started falling, businesses were on their own with no guidance from city, local or state government about what to do. As the CEO and founder of Preparis – a business continuity technology…

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Posted on January 23, 2014 by

Managing Director of Kroll Cyber Security Joins Preparis for 2014 Threat Report to Discuss Preparing for Cyber Attack

Preparis is proud to present our 2014 Threat Report Webinar on Feb. 6. In the weeks leading up to this event, we’ll spotlight our all-star panelists who will be speaking on the biggest risks to business continuity. Today, we’re proud to introduce Jonathan Fairtlough: a managing director with Kroll’s Cyber Investigations Practice. About Jonathan Fairtlough Mr. Fairtlough joined Kroll after a distinguished career with the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office where he served as both a prosecutor…

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Business Continuity Resources

Find business continuity resources, including free webinars, whitepapers, checklists, and tabletop exercises. Visit: Preparis University