Showing posts from October 19, 2014

Mengubah Business Continuity menjadi Nilai Tambah

Turning Business Continuity Into A Competitive AdvantageWritten by  DENNIS WENKJanuary 13, 2014 The pace of technological change and its complexity is challenging traditional business continuity paradigms. What was once considered a best practice in business continuity (BC) no longer serves the new digital-world, and organizations can’t rely on these outdated processes to reach their future objectives. These best practices, and the standards/guidelines which they are based, are unsuitable for the modern technologically-dependent organization because they were intended to serve a different purpose within a vastly different business environment. Some might question or be puzzled by the notion that long-standing and widely-accepted best-practices could be unreliable, however, that really shouldn’t be so disturbing. After all, blood-letting was once a medical best practice. It is time to modernize business continuity and align to the genuine needs of today’s technologically dependent org…

Log Management berguna saat terjadi Disaster

Log Management: When Disaster Strikes You’ll Be Glad You DidWritten by  MISHA GOVSHTEYNJanuary 13, 2014 How Log Management Can Enhance Infrastructure Security in Disaster Recovery Situations When an enterprise network goes down – because of natural disaster, accidental system failure, or security breach – the first priority is identifying the impact and restoring the infrastructure to its pre-disaster state. However, how “clean” is the pre-disaster infrastructure? Have servers been tainted with malware that can replicate to multiple data systems on the disaster recovery site and allow security breaches? Were data confidentiality, integrity, and availability compromised in any way, either before or during the incident? And would you have the data required to troubleshoot these issues during an outage? The bad news is that such security breaches are often not found for weeks or months after they occur. However, log management best practices can provide those answers and help you determi…

The State of IT Resiliency and Preparedness

The State of IT Resiliency and PreparednessWritten by  Rachel DinesJanuary 13, 2014 Click the thumbnails to view the accompanying figures. Forrester Research and the Disaster Recovery Journal have partnered to field a number of market studies in business continuity (BC) and disaster recovery (DR) in order to gather data for company comparison and benchmarking and to guide research and publication of best practices and recommendations for the industry. This is the seventh annual joint survey study, and it’s focused on gathering a baseline for company DR preparedness. This study repeated many of the questions that we asked in 2007 and 2010, to determine what has changed in DR during the past several years. Specifically, this study was designed to determine: Company practices regarding DR planning, DR plan maintenance, and DR testing.The percentages of companies that have alternate recovery sites, the number of sites, and the distance between sites.Current recovery objectives and technolo…

Kompleksitas Desain Disaster Recovery untuk BUMN

Complexities of DR Design for the Federal IT EnterpriseWritten by  Mano Malayanur & Julia NathanApril 24, 2014 Design of disaster recovery (DR) solutions is sometimes defined as the art of balancing the cost of disruption against the cost of recovery. This simple and elegant definition often masks the true complexity of DR. Cost of disruption is rarely measured solely in terms of revenue loss and often includes the damage to intangibles such as reputation. Likewise, the true cost of recovery is hard to quantify, and it is spread across the choices made in information technology (IT) resources, processes, and technologies deployed. These complexities are magnified in case of the federal IT enterprise. Lack of a profit motive for federal agencies can make it impossible to make a monetary case for DR. In private companies, cost of a disaster can often be measured in terms of loss of revenue and profit. However, the purpose of a federal IT system is typically not to make a profit or …

Bersiap untuk bahaya banjir

'To Be or Not To Be' - Prepared for FloodsWritten by  Jeremy Duensing & Jeff JohnsonApril 25, 2014 It’s safe to say that most of the country has experienced extremely volatile weather within the last few years. Research shows that weather patterns are, and will continue to be, increasingly volatile due to changing climate trends. Whether it’s dauntingly cold temperatures or unexpected heavy snowfall, it’s no longer a question of if severe weather will occur, but rather when, and when it will affect your assets. The risk of floods are increasing as the climate becomes more volatile, and now more than ever, it is important to understand what led us to this point and how to stay ahead of flooding waters. Information is power, and preparation is key to protecting assets in an emergency situation. Climate Change – Human vs. Natural Factors The earth’s climate is influenced both by natural and human factors, with the impact of each still a hotly debated topic. Natural factors th…