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Is Your Supply Chain Protected Against Cyberattack?

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FLYINGSCOT
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FLYINGSCOT   2/18/2013 4:55:37 PM
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I reckon a lot of high tech companies spend more time trying to innovate and stay ahead compared to protectng what IP they already have.  Now direct cyber attacks that result in theft of "cash" is a different matter handled normally by expensive insurance policies.

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Re: You have to Build in Redundancies.No other way
tech4people   2/18/2013 10:55:01 AM
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Jennifer,

I will just reiterate what I said earlier to Brian.

"Disaster Recovery is just not Sexy enough for most Organizations"

LOL!

 

So Funny but so true!!!!

Regards

Ashish.

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Re: You have to Build in Redundancies.No other way
Jennifer Baljko   2/18/2013 10:22:41 AM
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Ashish, Brian, t.alex - this is consistently a problem everywhere. Disater recovery plans are sitting in some file cabinet, and everyone scratches their head when their attacks, wonderingwhat happen. It seems, though, investing in this and seeing it all the way through to execution, with a team responsible for regular maintanence and updates, shouldn't be too hard to accomplish. It is 2013, not 1990 - we have tools and stuff to manage this, right?

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Re: You have to Build in Redundancies.No other way
Jennifer Baljko   2/18/2013 10:16:42 AM
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I agree with Brian on this issue of redundancy. With all the info companies track, this data has to be somewhere, on some spreadsheet. But, I'm sure companies are not so willing to share some of this data. Why tell the hackers how much would be lost with an outage, why not keep people guessing?

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Re: Counter attack?
Jennifer Baljko   2/18/2013 10:12:06 AM
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Hospice, HM - being proactive and identifying threats are key. But I imagine that many teams of people could spend nearly all their time tracking all the different threats a company could face on a daily/weekly basis. Maybe that's not a bad thing either...

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Re: Evolving web technology should provide the protection
Jennifer Baljko   2/18/2013 10:10:03 AM
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Prahakar - Agreed - what kind of protection is key. Maybe there's truth in Rich's link.. maybe Dr. Who would have some answers... at least his response would be entertaining :-)

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Re: You have to Build in Redundancies.No other way
tech4people   2/18/2013 4:57:36 AM
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Brian,

What did I tell you?

If you work with the fact that in more ways than One ;your company is a representative of the Average Company in America it becomes pretty obvious how few companies have Robust and Resilient Disaster Recovery plans.

It just does'nt get the importance it deserves.

That's until Disaster strikes Of course!!!

Regards

Ashish.

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Re: companies still ignore
t.alex   2/18/2013 12:15:00 AM
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Yes this is so right. Your company email may be already sniffed by your competitor and you may not know it. 

 

 

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Re: You have to Build in Redundancies.No other way
Brian Fuller   2/17/2013 8:40:59 PM
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Ashish, you quite correct. I remember many years ago, we as a company reacted to some major U.S. power outage by pulling together a company-wide contingency plan. It was probably the most detailed work in this area we'd ever done. 

It was impressive. 

The plan was completed and promptly forgotten. There was no annual review or ownership assigned to it. 

Human nature. 

 

tech4people
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Re: You have to Build in Redundancies.No other way
tech4people   2/17/2013 1:44:30 PM
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Brian,

In a way its quite funny.

Most Companies today have such Plans with ROI and all the assorted Cost-Benefit Ratios.

Its just that when it comes to implementation that Redundancy falls to the Back of the Spending(&Priority Queue).

Saying I want Money for Backups is Simply not Sexy enough for most Organizations out there!

Regards

Ashish.

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