Blog Posts Tagged with "Resilience"

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Enterprise Resilience: Healthcare Edition (Part 1: Challenges)

October 21, 2012 Added by:Rafal Los

Organizations that make up the small to medium enterprise market are finding themselves in trouble as they are appearing on a lot of radar screens for attack, yet can't seem to find the resources they need to defend themselves adequately. Lots of challenges present around that point, to start off with...

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The Inevitability of a Data Breach

September 05, 2012 Added by:Rafal Los

Only after many years of beating the drum that non-security professionals are waking up to the fact that security cannot be an after-thought in development. It'll take another five years before business executives are comfortable with the notion that they will be breached...

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On Cloud Outages (Yeah, They Happen)

August 29, 2012 Added by:Ben Kepes

Cloud vendors are quick to point out how reliable their data centers are with redundant channels, power supply structures and the like. Any application running on the cloud needs to consider the same issues – it is unrealistic to rely on one single data center – a chain is only as strong as its weakest link...

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Assessing Risk Management Culture to Better Understand the Characteristics of ERM Programs

August 27, 2012 Added by:Michele Westergaard

The past 24 months have seen a number of disasters bring risk management to the forefront of executives and board directors. Whether natural disasters such as the Japanese Tsunami or man-made such as the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, fat-tail disasters have created a renewed interest in enterprise risk management...

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Simulation Training Reinforces Security, Business Continuity

August 05, 2012 Added by:Stacey Holleran

If your organization were to experience a serious disruption in network connectivity due to a weather event, a fire or a cyber attack, how quickly could it resume business operations? Which people, processes and technologies would be involved in the recovery? How can you be sure nothing has been overlooked?

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On Failing Gracefully...

July 18, 2012 Added by:Neira Jones

You know the feeling: You think you have it all under control, you think you've engaged with the right people, you have buy in from those who matter, the right culture is in place, you're not struggling for investment and bang! You get hacked. Overwhelming sense of failure ensues. Where did it all go wrong?

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Data: The Final Frontier of the Collapsing Perimeter

July 16, 2012 Added by:Rafal Los

If we as IT professionals and architects acknowledge that the perimeter is now around the data, what solutions do we have for protecting it? How can we protect data which is mobile, usable, and in a constant state of danger? The answer seems to be some form of protection that involves our old friend, encryption...

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Government Agencies Gain Emergency Internet Control

July 16, 2012 Added by:Stefano Mele

"Survivability, resilient, enduring, and effective communications, both domestic and international, are essential to enable the executive branch to communicate... Such communications must be possible under all circumstances to ensure national security, effectively manage emergencies, and improve national resilience..."

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Department of Defense's Cloud Computing Strategy

July 12, 2012 Added by:Stefano Mele

The DOD has specific challenges that require careful adoption considerations, especially in areas of cybersecurity, continuity of operations, information assurance, and resilience. Additional challenges include service acquisition and funding, data migration and management, and overcoming network dependence...

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Leap Second, Public Cloud and a Lesson in Enterprise Resiliency

July 06, 2012 Added by:Rafal Los

Everything in life will fail at some point - it is a smart thing to plan for and architect into your applications or services. Undoubtedly this type of strategy costs more - having multiple providers, more complex software, more data shipping and redundancy isn't cheap - but this is one lesson you must learn...

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The Resilient Enterprise: Resolving Issues Faster

July 03, 2012 Added by:Rafal Los

How can we both restore service quickly and solve a long-term systemic problems when we can't always tell that two issues are even related? Optimize the analysis between changes, connected systems and components to figure out dependencies in cases such as linked and distributed failures...

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The Patchwork Cloud: To Rent or Buy Your Cloud?

June 27, 2012 Added by:Rafal Los

One cloud does not fit all. Your cloud should be customized to fit your business. I believe that if you're going to have a cloud strategy you need to have a pragmatic approach which has you doing your due diligence, proper risk analysis, and understanding your cloud vendor...

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ENISA: Getting Ready for Cyber Europe 2012

June 27, 2012 Added by:Headlines

Cyber Europe 2012 is the 2nd pan-European exercise on Critical Information Infrastructure Protection. It ties together the extensive activities in the EU, at both national and European level, to improve the resilience of critical information infrastructures. The exercise will take place in the autumn...

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The Resilient Enterprise: Learning to Fail Part 2

June 25, 2012 Added by:Rafal Los

Failing with the support of a DevOps tribe can lead to a more resilient enterprise and ultimately better enterprise security. In the following few sections we're going to take a look at combining tools, processes and the tribe mentality to solve some otherwise ugly problems - and come out the other side...

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The Resilient Enterprise: Learning to Fail

June 22, 2012 Added by:Rafal Los

If the agile enterprise is to become a reality, not just something we talk about and write books about, then it needs to be a core ideal, served by every technical and non-technical function and products and services to enable that core ideal. The road to the agile enterprise starts with an awakening to DevOps...

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The Resilient Enterprise: Taming Chaos with Automation

June 20, 2012 Added by:Rafal Los

Whatever the incident or failure, the system can detect and respond in an automated fashion as long as its within the realm of known things. When things fail or break in a new way that has never been seen before, the system will take corrective action to restore service to the best of its ability...

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