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BT4-03 Editorial

Written by  John Liuzzi

What are the top 3 threats to organizations today?

  • Cybersecurity (hackers, malware, ransomware, data loss or breach, mobile devices, etc.)
  • Workplace violence
  • Loss of critical skillsets, institutional knowledge, and general business knowledge

 

What areas of BC/DR do you think organizations should be investing in to secure their resiliency for the next 3-5 years? (Where should they put their money?)

 

Would you consider the influx of Millennials with the exiting of baby boomers to be a challenge to the technology changes in the resiliency industry? (i.e.: loss of knowledge Vs incoming training needs)

Yes, the loss of knowledge and experience of the baby boomers will be a definitive challenge in the future. Millennials generally expect mobility, flexibility, and unstructured workspaces. Managing millennials will require support for environments that encourage and promote collaboration, partnerships, and social connections. These attributes will extend the boundaries of an organization and thus will require a more progressive approach towards technology adoption, usage, and risk management. Companies that want to be relevant in the future must take action now to transfer skills and knowledge of the baby boomers to their younger millennial counterparts which means business leaders should embrace outgoing baby boomer talent before it is lost from the marketplace.

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