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Darth Vader Needed a Business Continuity Program to Save the Death Star

Darth Vader Needed a Business Continuity Program to Save the Death Star

As a huge Star Wars fan, I can’t wait to see The Force Awakens. In anticipation of the big event, I re-watched the three first Star Wars films from 30+ years ago. In the first film, A New Hope, the Galactic Empire built the Death Star to rule the galaxy. The size of a small planet, it was impenetrable. It could move, it could blow up planets, and it had a protective force field. The defining moment in the movie was when Luke Skywalker, piloting a small X-wing fighter, blew up the entire Death Star with one shot. If Darth Vader and the Imperial Army had performed the following business continuity steps, the Death Star would still be ruling the galaxy. Likewise, if you follow these steps, you can protect your company from any business disruption.

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Cybersecurity Is a Pillar of Your Business Continuity Program

Cybersecurity Is a Pillar of Your Business Continuity Program

Recently, I was in Washington DC meeting with one of our larger clients when we were asked “what role does cybersecurity play with business continuity?” It’s a question Preparis gets asked more and more frequently, and it’s a really important one. Business resiliency and compliance programs exist within organizations to protect people, operations, revenue, and […]

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Third Party Vendor Assessments Are Key to BCP and Cybersecurity for Asset Managers

Third Party Vendor Assessments Are Key to BCP and Cybersecurity for Asset Managers

In an increasingly interconnected business world, on-time delivery of products and services is crucial. As technology and innovation continue improving the way businesses operate, we all must rely on a web of third party vendors and partners to make it happen. Revenue, growth, and brand reputation are at risk if a company’s third party vendors are ever disrupted, breached, and unable to deliver their services. For example, credit unions rely on their payment processing partners to always be running at 100%, law firms must have uninterrupted access to client casework information, and retailers need their key suppliers to produce and deliver goods no matter what.

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Atlanta Snow Jam Teaches Valuable Business Continuity Lessons

Atlanta Snow Jam Teaches Valuable Business Continuity Lessons

Today the city of Atlanta is attempting to manage one of the biggest crisis events it has faced in the 21st century. Despite a severe weather warning being issued early Tuesday morning, schools decided to hold classes and businesses were open for work. When the snow started falling, businesses were on their own with no guidance from city, local or state government about what to do.

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