Access "Business Survival 101: How to Perform a Business Impact Analysis"
This article is part of the November 2006 issue of Symantec 2.0: Evaluating their recent acquisitions
A business impact analysis can be a manual that helps your company weather disasters. In IT, the idea of anything shutting down business—even for a day—is terrifying. Downtime costs money, and there are areas of the business that must stay running despite a disaster, natural or man-made. Nevertheless, trying to ensure near-total uptime for every machine and process would bankrupt most companies long before an outage would. The challenge for IT managers is prioritization: determining which areas of the business must stay operational and which can afford to be down. We know that the company will lose money if revenue-generating areas can't function, but how much money? We know that without access to tools and resources, marketing and human resources are less productive, but how much less productive? Knowing which areas of the business need to get up and running first after a system goes down can mean the difference between survival and extinction. That's where a business impact analysis (BIA) comes in. Like a survival guide for your business, it lays out which... Access >>>
Premium Content for Free.
New business opportunities feed appetite for managed VPN services
Neil Roiter explores secure remote access possibilities.
- Viewpoint: Three cheers for free and open source software
- Events: Information security conferences for November 2006
SPI Dynamics' WebInspect 6.1 Product Review
Defend against Web application attacks and improve security. Learn about SPI Dynamics' WebInspect 6.1 product installation, configuration and reporting.
Security information management review: Network Intelligence's enVision
A review of SIM product: Network Intelligence's enVision
Recent Releases: Security product briefs, November 2006
Read about security products released in November 2006.
Consul Risk Management's InSight Suite v7
Business Survival 101: How to Perform a Business Impact Analysis
by Ed Moyle, Contributor
A business impact analysis can be a manual that helps your company weather disasters.
by Dennis Fisher
John Thompson and Symantec are staking their claim as one of Silicon Valley's leading innovators. Will they succeed?
- New business opportunities feed appetite for managed VPN services
Intrusion Detection: Arbor Networks' Peakflow X 3.6
Arbor Networks' Peakflow X 3.6
Digital Rights Management: SealedMedia's Enterprise DRM 5.0
SealedMedia's Enterprise Digital Rights Management 5.0
More Than Meets the Eye
You may think you're guarding your assets, but malicious insiders are using steganography to slip closely guarded company secrets out of your organization.
Voltage SecureMail Desktop product review
Product review of Voltage Security SecureMail Desktop email encryption security tool pricing, cost, setup, configuration and password policy features.
Symantec unveils Security 2.0 initiative
by Bill Brenner, Senior News Writer
As part of Security 2.0, Symantec unveiled new products and partnerships with VeriSign and Accenture to help customers secure their databases, manage risk and fight ID theft.
Security Service Provider Product Review: MessageLabs, Postini
Get the latest news on managed security service providers MessageLabs and Postini products. Pricing information, URL filtering, malware protection and other features are discussed.
Secure Reads: The Security Risk Assessment Handbook
Read a quick review of The Security Risk Assessment Handbook.
Optical network security: Inside a fiber-optic hack
Fiber-optic networks aren't hack-proof: A savvy attacker can crack them with ease.
- Intrusion Detection: Arbor Networks' Peakflow X 3.6
Editor's Desk: The ultimate insider threat
Walk the Line
Perspectives: Pandemic planning for remote access
Shared infrastructure, such as power and water, must be operating, otherwise, enterprise business continuity plans in the event of a pandemic are useless.
Ping: Avi Rubin
Face-Off: Schneier, Ranum debate security regulations
Do federal security regulations help?
- Editor's Desk: The ultimate insider threat
More Premium Content Accessible For Free
Despite the enormous concerns around cloud security, many information security professionals remain on the sidelines when it comes to their ...
Not only is modern malware getting more prevalent and sophisticated, it's also now focusing on a broader array of targets. Attackers would still love...
IT Decision Center
Learn how to evaluate your potential vendor's UTM product and its ability to meet your specific business requirements.