Tag Archive: incident response

I get knocked down, but I get up again!

Knowing that you can restore your website quickly brings enormous peace of mind and keeps you in business When did you last have to restore a functioning website? Thanks to an unwanted guest last night, I had to perform a full restore of my website this morning. You may have noticed a somewhat changed look…

Stay calm under pressure

I love the smell of lycopodium in the morning It’s probably not the case anymore, but as I understand it, Lycopodium was used as a fingerprint revealer by the Police. I mention this because I woke up this morning to find that my car had been broken into whilst parked in Manchester and it was…

How do you plan for the unpredictable?

How can you plan for something that is unpredictable? Read on for some general tips Business Continuity Planning is the process of preparing your business so it can continue serving its customers and generating profits when something has gone wrong. There are any number of events that can cause an incident that has the potential…

Tip – Don’t squander your Golden Hour

Know what to do when it all goes wrong, and prove it! Talk to medical professionals and they will tell you about the Golden Hour: those precious 60 minutes following a disaster that determine the final outcome of the incident. The same is true of the immediate aftermath of your own personal disaster. Knowing what…

Tip – Buy a 3G Modem

Having a 3G modem lets you carry on working if your access line fails Summary Loss of Internet access is one of the most common sources of business interruption. Having a 3G modem in your desk or bag could make the difference between closing that sale and losing it to a competitor. Why you need…

Reverting to manual…

Reading an article in Disaster Recovery Journal recalled an incident that occurred to me a few weeks ago that teaches a salutary lesson. The article in question refers to an incident in a supermarket where the point of sale terminals went down. Although the customers were flustered, the store manager immediately told the staff to…

How do you measure up against my mum?

Grab Bags are just as much use in the home as in the business This post was prompted by a conversation I had yesterday with my mother. She was telling me, and showing me, her grab bag: containing her and my father’s passports, driving licences, insurance policies, copies of their wills etc. Now I know…

Tag Archive: incident response

I get knocked down, but I get up again!

Knowing that you can restore your website quickly brings enormous peace of mind and keeps you in business When did you last have to restore a functioning website? Thanks to an unwanted guest last night, I had to perform a full restore of my website this morning. You may have noticed a somewhat changed look…

Stay calm under pressure

I love the smell of lycopodium in the morning It’s probably not the case anymore, but as I understand it, Lycopodium was used as a fingerprint revealer by the Police. I mention this because I woke up this morning to find that my car had been broken into whilst parked in Manchester and it was…

How do you plan for the unpredictable?

How can you plan for something that is unpredictable? Read on for some general tips Business Continuity Planning is the process of preparing your business so it can continue serving its customers and generating profits when something has gone wrong. There are any number of events that can cause an incident that has the potential…

Tip – Don’t squander your Golden Hour

Know what to do when it all goes wrong, and prove it! Talk to medical professionals and they will tell you about the Golden Hour: those precious 60 minutes following a disaster that determine the final outcome of the incident. The same is true of the immediate aftermath of your own personal disaster. Knowing what…

Tip – Buy a 3G Modem

Having a 3G modem lets you carry on working if your access line fails Summary Loss of Internet access is one of the most common sources of business interruption. Having a 3G modem in your desk or bag could make the difference between closing that sale and losing it to a competitor. Why you need…

Reverting to manual…

Reading an article in Disaster Recovery Journal recalled an incident that occurred to me a few weeks ago that teaches a salutary lesson. The article in question refers to an incident in a supermarket where the point of sale terminals went down. Although the customers were flustered, the store manager immediately told the staff to…

How do you measure up against my mum?

Grab Bags are just as much use in the home as in the business This post was prompted by a conversation I had yesterday with my mother. She was telling me, and showing me, her grab bag: containing her and my father’s passports, driving licences, insurance policies, copies of their wills etc. Now I know…