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DRJ's Informational Update For Tuesday, August 2, 2011

The New Corporate ISO 22301 BC Standard: What It Takes To Comply

The New Corporate ISO 22301 BC Standard: What It Takes To Comply

If your organization's business continuity program was audited, would you survive the scrutiny? Understanding the communication requirements of the new ISO 22301 standard will help you assess how prepared you really are.

As a new international standard, ISO 22301 will provide guidance for organizations on how to define, improve, and maintain their business continuity program. Businesses of any size or shape can benefit from learning how to fortify their plans to meet this new standard.

Join crisis communications expert Dr. Robert Chandler as he reviews the communication requirements in this draft international document, where it came from and what you should do about it now.

What you will learn:

  • The standards on which ISO 22301 is based

  • What this means for your current business continuity communications plan

  • How to improve your plan to withstand audit and review

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Tiered Backup and Recovery Management

Join us for a Webinar on August 17.

Most companies lack budget and personnel to assign top priority to every application and data resource. The recovery process typically starts with the most critical resources, especially in the early stages of incident response. Most organizations today assign different levels of priority and criticality to different types of data. These tiering decisions - ranking resources based on the business criticality - is often driven by the line-of-business and user perspectives, considering regulatory, customer, and partner requirements. However, tiering decisions must balance internal and customer needs while planning for the long term. Recall Corporation, through its own solutions and strategic partnerships, not only provides long term economical retention of data but also covers RTOs of up to a few hours. This webinar presents the concept of tiered backup and recovery management and how it could be applied to your organizations to get more out of your existing budget, while ensuring complete protection of your business continuity interests.


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DRJ's Informational Update For Thursday, July 28, 2011

Free white paper from IBM

Free white paper from IBM

Business expansion can mean great opportunities for increased efficiencies and wider market reach, but it can also mean more risk for your data, whether from theft and fraud, or attempts at denial of service. This white paper describes how IBM can help you with time-tested processes and policies, as well as security-rich data centers and technologies such as encryption, compression and authentication.

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DRJ Forms a Strategic Alliance with the BCI

The start of a new era of Business Continuity Management as DRJ Forms a Strategic Alliance with the BCI

July 26, 2011, Washington DC - The Business Continuity Institute (BCI) has recently signed a landmark agreement with the Disaster Recovery Journal (DRJ), which will strategically align the two business continuity management (BCM) leaders and expand the services and offerings to their members, readers and attendees. For the BCM Community, this is a very significant move as the alliance will mark the beginning of a relationship that will ensure continued global influence across industries and create a platform to broaden and deepen discussions and thought leadership in business continuity and related professions for a more secure and resilient society, domestically and internationally. Essentially, the BCI and DRJ will leverage each other's reach, internationally and domestically, to create an unparalleled knowledge platform supported by the brightest business continuity minds around the globe.

In association with this alliance, the BCI has been named as the Official BCM Education and Certification Partner of the DRJ and will be offering their Business Continuity Management (BCM) training courses at DRJ's Fall World 2011. Take advantage of their globally recognized Good Practice Guidelines 2 Day Rapid Review Course and Exam to become certified by the BCI - ALL ONSITE... no need to leave the hotel! For more info email: tammy.lewis@thebci.org

DRJ's Informational Update For Thursday, July 21, 2011

You've Been Breached: Facing the Challenge of Data Breach Notifications

You've Been Breached: Facing the Challenge of Data Breach Notifications

As seen in news headlines from around the globe, data breaches are an ever-present (yet commonly overlooked) threat to an organization's operational well-being. Today, responding to a data breach is far more complicated than simply sending a mass mailing to affected customers notifying them of the occurrence. Given the potentially catastrophic operational, reputational, financial, and legal impacts of a data breach on an organization, data breach notification and communication strategies are a necessary component of an organization's business continuity, crisis management and information security initiatives. By leveraging existing plans, processes and people, organizations can lessen the impact of a data breach and communicate with customers, business partners and authorities in a timely and effective manner.

Join Send Word Now and our featured speaker, Christopher Burton, a Senior Consultant with Avalution Consulting, to gain insight into the consequences of a data breach and how you can leverage effective response strategies to significantly minimize risk.

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Online Exclusive

Disaster Proofing Your Business with an Electronic Document Management System

Written by Andrew Bailey

Nearly 18,000 businesses were dislocated, disrupted or destroyed by 9/11. Thousands more were affected by Hurricane Katrina. According to research by the University of Texas, only 6 percent of companies suffering from a catastrophic data loss survive, while 43 percent never reopen and 51 percent close within two years.

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DRJ's Informational Update For Tuesday, July 26, 2011

DR Planning with Virtualization -  Part 2: Live Webcast Series - Aug 9th

DR Planning with Virtualization - Part 2: Live Webcast Series - Aug 9th

Virtual this, virtual that. Virtualization has been the hottest topic in enterprise IT over the past 10 years. Why not leverage some of that magic to streamline your disaster recovery plans as well? Take those old cumbersome recovery processes you had to follow in the world of physical servers, and streamline them down to one simple steppower on a virtual machine. Join us for this free, live webcast entitled "Update Your Disaster Recovery Plan with Virtualization." Well explore the challenges of designing an effective disaster recovery plan leveraging some of the new technologies available in the data center. You'll also learn how expensive it is to manage physical data center environments, how virtualization and consolidated recovery can reduce costs, and how virtualization can remove management barriers and reduce recovery time.


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Monthly Webinar

Tiered Backup and Recovery Management

Join us for a Webinar on August 17.

Most companies lack budget and personnel to assign top priority to every application and data resource. The recovery process typically starts with the most critical resources, especially in the early stages of incident response. Most organizations today assign different levels of priority and criticality to different types of data. These tiering decisions - ranking resources based on the business criticality - is often driven by the line-of-business and user perspectives, considering regulatory, customer, and partner requirements. However, tiering decisions must balance internal and customer needs while planning for the long term. Recall Corporation, through its own solutions and strategic partnerships, not only provides long term economical retention of data but also covers RTOs of up to a few hours. This webinar presents the concept of tiered backup and recovery management and how it could be applied to your organizations to get more out of your existing budget, while ensuring complete protection of your business continuity interests.


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DRJ's Informational Update For Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The Business Continuity Metrics Guide

The Business Continuity Metrics Guide

Are you looking for ways to turn your C-suite executives into champions of your Business Continuity Program?

Strategic BCP has developed an expert guide to Business Continuity Metrics that will increase the value of your role as a BC Professional, taking you beyond plan generation into true Risk Management. Our Guide to Business Continuity Metrics outlines what you can (and should) measure when it comes to pinpointing risk, prioritizing recovery, and improving your overall program. We offer tips about objectively collecting data and presenting your metrics to decision makers in ways that they will take notice.

Download this free guide today from the leader in BCP Metrics and automated analytics, Strategic BCP.



DRJ Summer 2011: Volume 24, Issue 3

DRJ's Summer 2011 Issue is now available at DRJ.com. Articles include "In the time of crisis ... Are You Prepared To Lead?," "The Silver Lining in Japan's Great Earthquake Disaster," "Lessons Learned from the Japan Earthquake," and more.


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Fighting Human Nature

Posted by Glen Bricker

I recently came across an article that got me thinking about the never ending struggle for visibility and acceptance our industry seems to have. And it made me ask if we are approaching the problem correctly or for that matter addressing the right problem.

DRJ Survey

Supply Chain Resilience Survey 2011

DRJ is delighted to support the BCI's annual survey, which seeks to identify sources and levels of supply chain disruption along with methods used to identify key supply chains, understand the consequences of non-availability, and develop strategies to improve resilience. All respondents will receive a complimentary copy of the final report. To share your experiences and thoughts, please click here.

Find Education and Value at Fall World 2011

Find Solutions You Can Implement Immediately at Fall World 2011

Find real-life solutions in the sessions offered at Fall World 2011. Industry experts lead each session, providing you with knowledge and solutions you can implement in your organization immediately. We have highlighted a few of our great offerings below. The pre- and post-conference courses require additional fees and registration. View our website for more details on prices and times.:

Sunday Workshop Session 1: Practical Event Management

Presented by Scott Lawrence

In an exercise or an actual recovery event, it is critical to be able to manage the event in a way that geographically separated teams can view the progress of the recovery and update tasks and report status. McKesson has partnered with WinWire to create a SharePoint environment that is flexible, real-time, easily facilitates check-in check-out of resources, executive and drill down-dashboarding, running exercises and actual events with all the Power of SharePoint as a solution platform.

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Pre-Conference Course-5: From Response to Recovery: Everything You Need to Know to Design a Successful Exercise

Presenter: Regina Phelps

Learn from an exercise master who conducts more than 100 exercises a year. If you have a documented emergency plan but have not tested it, you might discover your document is less than sufficient. There are really only two ways to find out. One is to have an actual disaster; the other is to do an exercise. The latter is usually a better learning experience and is certainly a lot less stressful. This workshop details everything you need to do to design a successful exercise from the ground up. You will walk out of this workshop with a draft of your next exercise planned and a copy of Phelp's new book.

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Masques, Music and Mardi Gras!

Join your fellow attendees on the Bayview Lawn for fun, food and entertainment Mardi Gras style! Who needs Fat Tuesday? Monday is the day to celebrate at Fall World 2011! Conference Gold Sponsor Send Word Now will host this fun party from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Relax and network while enjoying a live jazz band, themed drinks, food and performers. It's the perfect way to unwind after a long day in sessions, and an invaluable networking event you won't want to miss. Plan for a parade of fun as we celebrate in style!

One lucky reveler will win an iPad 2 given away by Send Word Now. All registered conference attendees will be entered into the drawing, and the winner will be announced during the Mardi Gras hospitality!

Masques, Music and Mardi Gras!
Fall World 2011

Fall World 2011

Interested In Becoming a Certified BCM Professional?

DRJ can help you achieve this goal with our offering of courses from The Business Continuity Institute. The BCI will be offering a post-conference course POC-6: Overview to the Six Core BCM Competencies in BCI's Good Practice Guidelines.

The course will begin Wednesday, Sept. 14 after the close of the conference and will continue through Friday, Sept. 16. This standard five day training course has been condensed into an overview format. All attendees will receive free access to the BCI's world-class e-learning system for pre-conference studies as well as an opportunity to sit for the BCI Certification Examination.

Check out how you can make the most of your travel budget, and further your career options by earning a BCI certification from an organization that is respected around the world.

Sheraton San Diego Hotel Is The Perfect Setting for Fall World 2011

The Sheraton San Diego Hotel offers expansive meeting spaces, lavish guest rooms and manicured lawns. Attendees can enjoy the pool, hot tub and several restaurants for relaxing after conference hours. An airport shuttle is also available. Reserve your room today for the convenience of on-site stay at the conference. The room rate can go up at the discretion of the hotel once our room block is filled. So hurry to claim your spot!

Fall World 2011
Fall World 2011

San Diego Offers Many Tourist Sites!

Arrive early to the conference or stay late and explore San Diego and surrounding areas. Don't miss the many attractions the city has to offer.. Visit the world famous zoo located in Balboa Park, or stroll through museums and parks. Explore a local beach, take in a sporting event, visit an aquarium or check out the nightlife in the Gaslight Quarters. There are endless opportunities in San Diego!


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