Having a comprehensive business continuity plan (BCP) in place will help ensure that your business doesn’t suffer any downtime in the event of a disaster, which may include natural disasters, such as floods, fire, weather-related events, and cyberattacks. If you’re not prepared, these disasters can have catastrophic consequences on your business, including loss of productivity, loss of revenue, as well as damage to your reputation and your relationships with your customers. A business continuity plan describes all the risks that can affect normal operations. Business continuity planning is important because it helps ensure that your employees and your assets are protected and your company can continue operating no matter what disasters you may face. However, a BCP is different than a disaster recovery plan, which centers around the recovery of your IT…
ZenGage, the new Slack community for information security and GRC professionals, recently hosted CCPA expert Dr. Maxine Henry, in its first #AMA (Ask Me Anything) live Slack chat series. The nation’s most stringent data protection law (so far), the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 takes effect Jan. 1, 2020— and it’s generating a lot of buzz. Businesses from coast to coast are girding themselves for sweeping changes in how they collect, share, and protect California residents’ personal information. With the deadline for compliance right around the corner, GRC professionals have a lot of work to do. In this candid discussion, Dr. Henry answers a broad range of questions, starting with the rights that the CCPA grants to California residents,…
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