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Bill Hunkapiller, Chief Information Security Officer, Florida State University

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Tabletop exercise scenarios: 3 real-world examples

Tabletop exercises are a low-stress, high-impact way to test your plans for handling a crisis. Here are some tips for getting the most out of the process, plus six scenarios you can use to start your journey.

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Business continuity and disaster recovery planning: The basics

Good business continuity plans will keep your company up and running through interruptions of any kind: power failures, IT system crashes, natural disasters, pandemics and more.

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7 critical IT policies you should have in place

Putting a framework of IT policies that should be the foundation of every company's security plan.

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Protecting the supply chain in an era of disruptions

Supply chain problems encountered during the COVID-19 pandemic brought continuity planning out of the shadows and into the boardroom.

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5 steps to building an effective disaster preparedness plan

Disasters come in many forms, but they all create disruptions in the workforce, networks and partner ecosystem. Here's how CISOs can prepare security teams for the next one.

Gourav Mukherjee, managing partner, Immersion Security

How one healthcare CISO is navigating the COVID-19 crisis

Security is in an “all hands on deck” situation at the healthcare organization as it pivots to a mostly remote working organization.

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Pandemic impact report: Security leaders weigh in

A new survey of security and IT leaders sheds light on how organizations across industries are dealing with the COVID-19 crisis, how prepared they were, how vulnerable they are, and what the long-term impact may be.

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4 steps to build redundancy into your security team

A biological virus infecting your critical security staff could wreak havoc on your business. These practices will reduce your risk.

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How do we build digitally resilient organizations?

As we head towards a digitally dependent future, the need for digital resilience has never been greater. Defining digital resilience and describing the need was the first step, but how do we build organizational capability?

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Are you prepared for hurricane season? Disaster recovery and business continuity plan best practices

Despite the lull of a calm hurricane season so far, your enterprise’s disaster recovery/business continuity plan needs to be in place.

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Digital resilience – a step up from cybersecurity

We are living in an increasingly digital world, but many organizations are still unaware of the extent to which they rely on digital technology and the risks that come with it. As we head towards a digitally dependent future, the need...

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The 3 hidden costs of incident response

Every business function seeks to apply finite resources to maximum benefit, and to do that effectively in security, like threats, requires a keen understanding of those costs that are known and those that are hiding.

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Salted Hash Ep 24: Defending against mobile threats

Welcome back! After shooting several episodes during the RSA Conference in San Francisco, this week Salted Hash talks mobile threats with VASCO's Will LaSala. In addition to this week's episode, we've also got some additional footage...

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Two incident response phases most organizations get wrong

It's important to remember: Incident response isn't a thing, it's a process.

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SamSam explained: Everything you need to know about this opportunistic group of threat actors

The group behind the SamSam family of ransomware is known for recent attacks on healthcare organizations, but that's not its only target.

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Customers describe the impact of the Allscripts ransomware attack

A ransomware attack against a SaaS provider hurts customers, but when it's a healthcare company that’s hit, patients suffer. Such was the case with January's attack against Allscripts, one of the largest electronic health record and...

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Ransomware, healthcare and incident response: Lessons from the Allscripts attack

The actors behind SamSam launched a devastating attack against Allscripts in January, 2018. As Allscripts worked its incident response plan, things started to unravel. Here are the lessons learned.

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Allscripts: Ransomware, recovery, and frustrated customers

The actors behind SamSam launched an attack against Allscripts in January 2018, leaving the company’s customers without access to the services needed to run their medical practices — some for more than a week.

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