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Here you will find tools, ideas, and resources related to risk management, business continuity,
disaster recovery, and security.
These are challenging times: I hope you will find the tools and articles here of interest and of
Michael Z Bell
Mobile Business Continuity
Do your staff know what to do when an incident happens?
The Plan424 System
puts your business continuity plan where
it's immediately accessible — on your employees' smartphones.
Designed and built for the modern mobile environment, Plan424 also includes
a large set of example team plans which you can easily adapt to your needs.
Risk Assessment Toolkit
It can be a lot of work keeping track of activities, resources, and dependencies to create a Business Impact Analysis
a Risk Register
, or a Disruption Timeline
. The Risk Assessment Toolkit
makes life a lot easier, particularly if you are not satisfied with a purely qualitative analysis.
It also provides a wealth of additional information to help you allocate budgets or manage a disruption.
Articles & Resources
Recently Published Articles
And the Oscar goes to... Amazon S3. Learning from Human Error
Human error has been in the news recently. There was the mix-up at the Oscar ceremony. And large chunks of the Internet went down to problems with Amazon's S3 web service. Both were cases of human error. But which organization had the best response?
Canada Revenue Agency Vulnerability: 2 + 2 = Apache Struts?
The Canada Revenue Agency recently shutdown its online services due to an unspecified vulnerability. We speculate on what it was, and why it might take a while to fix...
W2 Phishing Season
It's arrived! That happy time of year when hackers the world over try out their phishing skills to obtain copies of employees' W2 forms and journalists write about them. But why is this a problem? And who is really at fault?
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