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John A. DiMaria, Certified Six Sigma Black Belt; HISP ISO/Certification Product Manager; BSI America Inc John DiMaria is the ISO Product Manager for BSI Group America Inc and Co-Chair of the CSA OCF and CTP Working Groups He has 28 years of successful experience in Management System Development, including Information Systems, and Quality Assurance. John is responsible for overseeing, product roll-out, and client/sales education. He is a product spokesperson for BSI Group America, Inc. regarding all product standards covering Risk, Quality, Sustainability and Regulatory Compliance. John has been featured in many publications concerning various topics regarding information security, sustainability and business continuity such as Computer World, Quality Magazine, Continuity Insights, ABA Banking Journal, CPM Magazine, and Disaster Recovery Journal, contributor to the American Bar Association Cybersecurity Guidebook and featured on the cover of PENTEST Magazine
Jun 12
2014

Business Continuity of your cloud based services

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John DiMaria

I read a lot of articles on the key benefits of the cloud, and how cloud computing can be used help to ensure business continuity and speed disaster recovery and in some cases the cloud services themselves can become a major component of the disaster recovery plan for on-site systems and services, but cloud services are not perfect, and while they sometimes offer redundancy and data protection, they can also lead to problems caused by updates or network failures.

Remember last year when a disruption at Amazon shut down Instagram, Vine, Airbnb And IFTTT?

Apr 16
2014

Improving Transparency of the Supply Chain

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John DiMaria

After tsunamis, protests, hurricanes and wildfires, it would be expected that very few management teams would be unaware of their company’s vulnerability to disruptions like civil unrest and extreme weather.

Unfortunately a survey released by the APQC (American Productivity & Quality Center) last year revealed that may not be the case and past their Tier 1 suppliers, they have very little visibility. It’s a matter of transparency (or lack thereof). Let’s take a closer look at the data and figure out why and how ISO 22301 can increase transparency and help increase awareness leading to better decision making and preparedness. (APQC, 2013)

Jan 29
2014

Cybersecurity absent during the State of the Union Address

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John DiMaria

I was disappointed that there was only a passing mention to cybersecurity at the recent State of the Union Address. As a matter of fact if you took a bite of your popcorn at the wrong time you missed it.

 I realize the president's address was focused mainly on the economy, but the biggest threat to our economy today is the lack of preparedness to identify, mitigate, detect and ward off a major cybersecurity attack.