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February 25, 2019 | Richard Muniz

What To Do about Passwords in Your Disaster Recovery Plan

One post thread on Spiceworks caught my eye.  The Spicehead wanted to know what to do about passwords when it came to DR plans.  Was he supposed to put the passwords into it, or just what was he supposed to do with them.  Well, the first thing you don’t want to do is put them in the Disaster...
May 21, 2019 | Richard Muniz

The Actual Disaster Recovery Plan

Part two of a Disaster Recovery process is the actual plan. You have to look at what could go wrong and either eliminate the possibility it would, or at least lower the impacts. So, if you failed to avoid the problem, you have to have a plan to meet it and deal with it. There’s a lot of really...
March 27, 2019 | Richard Muniz

Virtualization As a Part of Disaster Recovery Plan

Mitigation (eliminating or lowering the impact of an incident) is a crucial part of any Disaster Recovery plan, as well as planning itself. I’ve always wanted to underscore the need to have this sorted out in advance, and Hurricane Sandy is the ideal place to point. Some of you will remember...
October 19, 2020 | Richard Muniz

Key Points for Good Disaster Recovery Planning

In some of the previous articles we’ve looked at disaster recovery planning, and I pointed out that there are four distinct areas of planning: mitigation planning response recovery We took a decent look at mitigation, which we said was eliminating or minimizing the impact of a...
October 28, 2019 | Krishna Kumar

Ten Simple Ways to Prevent Security Breaches in VMware Server

VMware is one of the leading virtualization product developers. Virtualization helps make the best use of hardware resources. Implementing and managing VMware infrastructure is simple and provides great performance with high availability and business continuity through simplified disaster recovery...
May 29, 2019 | John O'Neill Sr.

5 Steps for Protection against Wiper Malware

Significant security threats emerged in 2014. Closing out this epic year with a bang is Destover, aka Wiper. Wiper, as far as security threats go, is significant. Significant enough that the FBI quietly sent a memo to businesses and government agencies advising vigilance against Wiper based...
October 19, 2020 | Richard Muniz

Patching Is Mitigation You Do on Daily Basis

Recently, Disaster Recovery was a topic of several blog posts.  So far we’ve identified the four pieces, and they are: • Mitigation: lessening or eliminating the impact of an event • Planning: putting together a document that will act as a script to help you get back up and...
October 29, 2019 | Richard Muniz

Why Disaster Recovery Plans Fail

Let’s pause for a sec and see what we’ve covered so far.  We know that there are 4 pieces to Disaster Recovery and they are Mitigation, Disaster Planning, Response, and Disaster Recovery itself.  We’ve also defined Mitigation as those steps you can take to eliminate or lessen the impact an...
April 2, 2019 | Richard Muniz

Disaster Recovery: The Four Pieces

I don’t care where you’re from, we can all relate to this one.  It doesn’t matter if you’re from the United States, Brazil, Russia, China, or wherever.  Someplace, somewhere,  we were chowing down on something as a child and taking huge bites and just cramming our mouths full, and our...
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