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Business Continuity Plans

When people hear the term Business Continuity Plan (BCP), they immediately think of catastrophic events like fire, flood, or loss of life. In reality, the probability of those types of events occurring are slim, so unfortunately the prevailing attitude is “That would never happen to us, we’ll deal with it if it arises”. But what...
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ISSA Barbados Co-sponsors Cyber Security Workshop

On Friday 8th August 2014, ISSA Barbados was one of the sponsors for a cyber security workshop put on by the Caribbean Cyber Security Centre. The all-day workshop was held at the UWI Cave Hill Campus, and featured some thought-provoking and informative security presentations. Presenters included a representative from Fortinet in the US, Jason Downey...
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ISACA Virtual Conference on Mobile Security – Overcoming Obstacles, Reducing Risk

Even with the tightest mobile security regulations and policies, the threat will continue to exist. So what can you do to minimize the risks? Join experts from ISACA®, SearchCompliance.com, and SearchSecurity.com for the live online Virtual Conference on 17 September 2014—and together with fellow professionals from around the world examine:

  • How to incorporate...
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Business Continuity Institute Education Month

September is Education Month for the Business Continuity Institute (BCI). Details on the many activities and events for this month can be found here During September we seek to raise awareness of business community. ISSA Barbados has a number of members certified in business continuity from the BCI or the Disaster Recovery Institute International...
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Safe browsing – a few things you should know

1470-ff5bccfe_680_400An email from a colleague of mine this week prompted this article. She related a story where she received an email form a company with an invoice for items charged to her credit card. Apart from the fact that her credit might be charged for the sum...
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Your Online Reputation

online_reputation Have you ever wondered what information about you is lurking out there?  You should! “But why?” you ask.  Well here are some things to consider. During the first hour of a Certified Ethical Hacker course, the participants were given a company name and the name of the CEO.  They...
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Security at ATMs

PCI dss SECURITY certificateOne computer which persons often do not consider is the ATM – Automatic Teller Machine. This is a computer like any other, with a motherboard, keyboard, screen, printer, hard drive, and network connections. It runs an operating systems and programs like any other computer....
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