An expression commonly associated with the U.S. Navy is “every sailor is a firefighter.” This saying exemplifies the Navy’s policy of preparing every sailor for an emergency during basic training.
New Year’s Resolutions represent a desire to improve oneself in an area of life that may be neglected. Most of these resolutions are focused on health, finances, or happiness. These promises for the new year provide a convenient “cutover” date for…
Last month, we discussed the importance of practicing “defense-in-depth” within an organization.
The western front of World War I was initially highly mobile and dynamic. It wasn’t until the armies began to utilize basic entrenchments that the famous stalemate began. These basic defenses eventually grew to become a massive array of…
An HVAC vendor tells you that he needs to check your server rooms for proper airflow. You don’t think twice about letting him in, he does what he needs to, and he is gone before too long. A few weeks later, your company is plastered on the local…
Someone needs to tell cyber-criminals to take notes from old-west bank robbers. Who doesn’t love gunslingers loudly dueling it out with cowboys after busting into a bank vault with dynamite? The getaway while under fire was always the best scene in…
In the year 2000, people dreaded the “Y2K Bug” and believed that it would wreak havoc on the world’s technological infrastructure. These fears were founded off the belief that the applications and hardware would not be able to handle the date format…
Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity (or DRBC) is a key component of the operational infrastructure of any business. Yet many companies don’t think about it until an unexpected calamity arises.
There are many reasons your company should implement an IT governance framework.
Information is probably the most important asset of any business. As such, it needs a proactive management approach. Sadly, many small businesses lack the necessary technical and financial resources to commit full-time personnel to managing…