Wednesday, July 22, 2015

2015 National Preparedness Month (NPM)

All security begins in the physical world.  If an attacker can obtain physical access to your servers you're finished.  At that point all you can do is hope & pray you have adequate disaster recovery (DR) and business continuity (BC) plans in place.

The same principal applies to natural disasters which is why I'm adding this to my  blog.  September is National Preparedness Month (NPM).  Does your SOHO/SMB have DR & BC plans in place?  How would your business survive a catastrophic event?  Do you use a cloud backup service (i.e. Mozy, iDrive or Carbonite - NOTE: this is NOT an endorsement of these products in any way shape or form, they are offered for educational purposes only)?

If an event like a fire, earthquake or flood destroys you organizations office, or offices, are your critical servers physically located there?  What would happen to your SOHO/SMB if they are destroyed by the event?  If the hardware is hosted in a data center what would happen to your business if that hosting company suffered a catastrophic event?  What would happen to you if they hosting company filed for bankruptcy?

These are just some of the things decision makers in your business need to plan for. 



2015 National Preparedness Month (NPM)

September is National Preparedness Month.  This year we are asking you to take action now – make a plan with your community, your family, and for your pets.  Plan how to stay safe and communicate during the disasters that can affect your community. We ask everyone to participate in America’s PrepareAthon! and the national day of action, National PrepareAthon! Day, which culminates National Preparedness Month on September 30.

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