Palin Email Hacker – Lessons for Business

I figured it would only be a matter of time before something would pop dealing with information security and VP nominee Governor Palin. The news is all over the Internet by now.

If anything, this should be used as a wake up call for any and all businesses. What is the call? Don’t permit web based emails to be used from within the company or from company resources. Even in Palin’s case, it shows some general dialog between Palin and others in the Alaskan government. Additionally, information and pictures of her family were posted on the Internet.

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Disaster Recovery – Gustav and Katrina Teaches Us. Or does it?

Disaster recovery planning is something most people don’t enjoy doing. I know I don’t. For most of the DR planning I’ve done outside of the military I have found the process to be a waste of time. Why you ask?

Because after the planning is over and the document changes are finalized, the business is ready to move on to something more important. They are operating in the now and believe DR is something we will never have to use…hopefully. Cross your fingers as it were. I mean, after all, the document is done and the check mark can be placed in the box for those needing to know if we have a DR plan.

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