Archive for 'Business Continuity' Category
Our Lead Non-Technical Auditor takes a look at the new AIO Guidance… Architecture, Infrastructure, and Operations (AIO) is the latest booklet released by the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) in their line of IT Examination Handbooks. It is an update to their 2004 Operations booklet and, as the name implies, expands into the areas […]
An Analogy… …About Taking Better Notes Another one of those Dan’s New Leaf Posts, meant to inspire thought about IT Governance . . . . An interesting set of metaphors arose out of our efforts to improve our time management practices at infotex. In the spirit of sound strategic planning, we as a team decided […]
Lessons Learned from Zoom’s Rise… The only constant is change. An illustration of impermanence in information security. Zoom’s popularity is in a large part thanks to its ease of use and low cost. How can you go wrong with an application that is popular, cost effective, and easy to use? Good question, easy answer: security. […]
infotex has been closely monitoring the impact of the Coronavirus… Another one of those Dan’s New Leaf Posts, meant to inspire thought about IT Governance . . . . While news reports indicate the risk is still low, the risk is increasing, and thus the application of adequate business continuity controls is paramount. One of […]
As reports of Coronavirus spread, the agency has updated its 2007 guidance… An article review. As what began as a few isolated incidents late last year have bloomed into a what some are calling a pandemic, fears of Coronavirus (also known as COVID-19) have spread into nearly all sectors…and banking is no exception. In light […]
New Guidance On Business Continuity Is Now Available… An article review. As part of a continuing effort to remain up-to-date as technology evolves, the FFIEC has announced the first updates to their guidance on business continuity management since 2015. The new Business Continuity Management Booklet is available now and describes “principles and practices for information […]
Despite advances in automation, millions of additional people are still needed… An article review. If you follow cybersecurity news you’d be forgiven if you thought that humans were rapidly becoming obsolete: everywhere you turn there are articles extolling the virtues of automation and artificial intelligence for staying on top of all the threats facing your […]
What the FFIEC has to say about succession planning for members of the IT Governance process… We have been hearing about examination findings requiring Clients to create a succession plan for key members of the IT Governance process. Dan asked me to update our research on this issue and, as a byproduct, I have produced […]
Infotex is finally ready to say something about the Equifax Breach, the Ultimate Educational Moment. This Jolley | Hadaway article will explain why we’ve been silent, ’til now!
Dan has whittled all the noise to five resources a Small Business Owner should investigate (and utilize).