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Tag Archives: contingency plans

Security in Times of Crisis

– Who would have thought, when I wrote my three-part column on “Security and Change” (here, here and here) that all three aspects would hit us at the same time. There was Hurricane Ike, the disappearance and takeovers of major financial institutions, and the massive credit freeze…

Security and Change (pt. 3): White Knights

– There are many events that are disruptive to business operations and about which you generally know well in advance. Such events include all manner of IT and business process outsourcing, friendly and hostile mergers and acquisitions, the relocation, consolidation and dispersion of facilities,…

Security and Change (pt. 2): Black Swans

– Remember Y2K? It was the meltdown that never happened. Well, I have news for you. It could well have been a catastrophe. We really did avert it. I speak as someone who spent the Y2K weekend holed up at the Government’s command center in a nondescript building in downtown Washington, DC. From…

Security and Change (pt. 1): Blackouts

– My next three columns are about change, how change, whether it be accidental or intended, can affect security, and how security might impact change. This first column is about relatively commonplace events, such as power failures, snowstorms, hurricanes, tornadoes, fires, and floods. The second…