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Category Archives: Contingency Planning

Long-Term Impact of Catastrophic Events

– “Out of sight, out of mind.” So it is with many aspects of life. We forget sometimes that recovery from major catastrophes can take a very long time. It shouldn’t be surprising, therefore, to learn that the aftermath of the March 11, 2011 tsunami that hit northern Japan continues to affect…

November 2013 was Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month … Were You Involved?

– Did you know that, on October 31, 2013, President Obama proclaimed November 2013 to be “Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month”? You can see the proclamation at…

High-Tech Impact of Typhoon Haiyan … Who Knew?

– In my own mind, I have divided major disasters, usually resulting from natural events, into two distinct categories: those that impact supply chains and those that do not. Many catastrophes, which have the highest tolls in terms of human lives lost, are tragic and painful, but they often don’t…

Vindication of Independent Verification & Validation

– There are so many software-intensive system failures and compromises being reported these days that one has to wonder whether the testers were “out to lunch” when they should have been concentrating on making sure that the systems for which they were responsible needed testing. In my recent…

Mandiant Discovers the Tragedy of the Commons

– Mandiant has deservedly achieved a high level of credibility as one of the top cyberattack forensics companies, as described in the February 11 – February 18, 2013 issue of Bloomberg BusinessWeek in the article “Hacked? Who Ya Gonna Call? They are the go-to company when it comes to determining…