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About Mary....

Mary N. Chaney, Esq., CISSP® is a former Special Agent for the FBI where she investigated cybercrime, a seasoned corporate executive that built and operated information security teams and now a cybersecurity attorney.

As a self-described “Breach Whisperer” our firm can train your company to properly prepare for your eventual breach!

The overall goal of our firm is to use our wealth of knowledge and expertise to help support, translate and advise, Boards of Directors, CIO's, CISO's and General Counsel's on how to legally protect their company from cyber related risk.

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BC/DR planning before Hurricane Florence

See Article Here

This article explains some very basic concepts about BC/DR. The most important being the last sentence which is life is paramount! People come first! But the essence of the article of course is the ability to recover when a disaster, like Hurricane Florence occurs. There are some businesses that store their data in the cloud and some that have a data center in another area of the country. I remember when drafting BC/DR plans their was the concept of hot, warm and cold sites. Hot sites are immediate cut overs or a replicated site, a warm site is a place that has the basics of power, water, etc. but not necessarily your entire infrastructure, and a cold site is just that some type of warehouse without the basics. I can see how using a cloud provider may be better in this situation, where employees can access information from anywhere. If done right small and mid-sized businesses can benefit from using the cloud, especially when BC/DR planning.

It is also important to make sure you take into consideration the types of natural disasters you may be faced with and prepare accordingly. Sometimes, I think it is easier for people to get their mind around and prepare for natural disasters than something like ransomware, however, both can cause a significant business disruption to the unprepared.

And as always…. plan, test, revise, test…