This is the October 2020, issue - Volume 7 Issue 7.
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Maybe you’ve completed a pen test on your network and the penetration tester was able to get in without much trouble. You’ve followed their advice to improve your security posture and you’re feeling much better about things except…the report included the following worrisome words: “This test did not assess whether you have been hacked.” Can it be true that someone has hacked you and you don’t know? Of course. Here are some DIY actions that you can take.
Has someone hacked you and you don’t know? Here are some DIY actions that you can take.
The aim of a Disaster Plan (DP) is to document your business systems and processes and describe how you plan to recover should an event disrupt or stop your operations. The DP needs to be a living document and should reflect today’s operations, not how things used to be when it was written. As you contemplate updating your DP, here’s your trip down Memory Lane about how out-of-date things could have come to be.
A trip down Memory Lane about how out-of-date your disaster plan could be.
|1||Assess your Disaster Recovery Plan – identify what’s missing or out of date|
|2||Review your risks|
|3||Update your DRP|
|4||Activate mitigation plans including rearchitecting infrastructure for fastest recovery|
|5||Train and test|
For a more extensive document, request “Fast Recovery” from email@example.com.
Request “Fast Recovery” from firstname.lastname@example.org.
You work very hard to identify and mitigate risks on your own premises, yet when disaster strikes, you’re crippled, maybe down for the count. Look out your office window. Around or near your building, there stand structures that might be at risk for fires, floods, and gas leaks. Their events extend to you: a traffic shutdown can stop your traffic; proximity to a crime scene can shut you down. Proximity risks are a big deal and need to be addressed.
Look out your office window - proximity risks are a big deal and need to be addressed.
Several of my clients have said that they find it almost impossible to “read” other people on zoom or the like. Though doing business through a variety of on-line platforms is now commonplace, many of us long for face to face meetings where it is easier to “pick up the vibes” from others. Without that proximity, we feel we are at a real disadvantage in forming working partnerships. Fortunately there is another approach - “Conversational Intelligence.”
It’s almost impossible to “read” other people on zoom or the like. Fortunately there is Conversational Intelligence.