Disaster Recovery News, Articles and Updates

Cyber-attacks one of the biggest threats to the world in 2018 says WEF

Cyber-crime joins environmental disasters, large-scale involuntary migration and illicit trade as one of the most notable risks in the world this year, according to the latest Global Risks Report just brought out by WEF.

Ransomware attacks: why are CISOs still overlooking a key prevention method?

Don't simply reload backup data or even re-image the machine and then reload - it should undergo complete data sanitsation as progressive malware can leave behind elements that cause even more damage says Richard Stiennon.

Clapham Junction incident - a model for disaster recovery? Not without practice

When Clapham Junction train station ejected everyone after being overwhelmed by an unexpected event last week the problem became one of resilience - and the impact of pre-planning came to the fore.

Cost of Delta's IT outage amounted to roughly US $150 million

The total cost of US airline Delta's recent five-hour IT outage was estimated at $150 million (£114 million). The outage saw over 2,000 flights either cancelled or massively delayed for three days in August.

Disaster recovery confidence crisis is wholly avoidable

A lack of rigorous disaster recovery testing by UK organisations is leaving a large chunk of plans unfit for purpose says Peter Groucutt.

Disaster recovery planning - it's not just how but when

The old saying "failing to prepare, is preparing to fail" is never more appropriate than when applied to disaster recovery (DR), says Oscar Arean.

Holborn fire underscores need for business continuity planning

According to the old adage, failing to plan is planning to fail, and as Matt Kingswood says, recent events in Holborn, London are a timely reminder of what can happen.

Forensic readiness - the new 'business continuity'

If you don't have good forensic readiness planning and testing in place, you are neglecting a core requirement of good organisational planning, no less than if you failed to have disaster recovery or business continuity planning argues David Rimmer

Disaster recovery: Is the message getting through?

Gale force winds are battering Scotland and the North of England - so businesses should invest in disaster recovery solutions.

Calculating the cost of privacy: lessons from Hurricane Sandy

It was estimated by the US Department of Energy, that 8.2 million homes were left without power as a result of Hurricane Sandy.

Hurricane Sandy tests business continuity, disaster recovery

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, which disrupted power, internet, phone and numerous other technical services for millions along the east coast of the US, organisations are in an ideal mode to check the efficiency or shortcomings of their 'in-case-of-disaster' plans.