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Informational Update For August 30, 2012

Assessing, Mitigating, and Managing Risk

Learning To Cope With Risk In BCM

Prepare yourself! The convergence between business continuity and risk management is happening, whether we like it or not. Here's your chance to stay ahead of the curve by embracing a new perception on addressing risk within your organization.

This new BCM Professional's Playbook, "Assessing, Mitigating, and Managing Risk", provides insights on how to mitigate the impact of potential downtime occurrences while you elevate the appreciation of your business continuity practices.

Benefit from specific tips and broad perspectives you can use to:

  • Embed BC into the strategic focus of your organization.

  • Leverage your BIA to prioritize risk assessments.

  • Protect against pitfalls that can compromise risk management.

Put BCM in a new light within your organization by learning through experiences derived from more than 250 organizations of every size. Seize the opportunity by requesting your free copy of "Assessing, Mitigating, and Managing Risk" today.

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Up the Business Continuity Creek without a paddle...Managing a BCP Program with little or no resources

Join us Thursday, September 13, 2012 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

In this era of downsizing, or doing more with less, many organizations have reduced or eliminated BC/DR staff and tasked others(who already have a fulltime function) with its ownership. Are you the person who now has the responsibility for business continuity? Are you getting the support you need from senior management? Is your planning in compliance with regulations and best practices? Are you a critical vendor that is being asked for your BCP as part of your customers audit? If you are interested in improving your organizations BCP/DR posture make sure to attend our highly informative one hour webinar.

This seminar will highlight creative ways to:

  • Make your BC program defendable to regulators and/or auditors - know what your regulators and examiners are looking for (including common audit finding)

  • Make sure that your BCP will be useful when you experience an interruption

  • Get management AND business unit buy-in and support

  • Manage your vendors and supply chain

  • Tools to build a program even if BCP is not your full time job

  • Effectively and efficiently demonstrate your BCP capabilities to your customers

  • Test without testing

Just because you do not have the budget does not mean that it can be "swept under the rug". Remember, we are all in this boat together! A small one branch community bank has the same BC regulations and responsibilities as a large Multi-National Bank.

Register Today For This Free Webinar!

Six Secrets to Surviving and Thriving With a Mobile Workforce

Join us Tuesday, September 18, 2012: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

As the line between work and personal life continues to blur more and more, employees are bringing their own smartphones, tablets and laptop computers to the workplace-whether that workplace is an office, an airport, a hotel, home or anyplace else. In this new mobile world, IT plays a pivotal role in ensuring organizational competitiveness, business continuity, productivity and risk mitigation when it comes to mobile devices and endpoint data management.

In Six Secrets to Surviving and Thriving With a Mobile Workforce, our group of experts focuses on the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) trend and specifically looks at:

  • Benefits of silent and continuous data protection

  • Best practices for locking down your endpoint machines

  • How to set up automated backup to the cloud

  • The issues around self-serve search and retrieval for users from their mobile devices, including Apple iOS and Android-based smartphones and tablets

  • IT administrator visibility and control over file access, downloads, and sharing

Join our EVault endpoint protection specialist Inka Traktman-along with a reseller who has been in the trenches with customers facing these mobile workforce challenges-as they share their insights and experiences with this new workplace reality.

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