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3 Steps You Must Take TODAY to Reduce Your Software Risks

Kit Merker has been in technical and management roles for over a decade, doing everything from project management, coding, design, testing, and running a service. He currently works at Microsoft as a Developer Evangelist. Kit Merker has a blog dedicated to preparing for software disasters. Be sure to follow Kit on Twitter after reading his guest blog post below! 
These are times of economic uncertainty for many businesses, and the very idea of spending much-needed funds on something that might happen may seem like suicide. According to CIO.com,  business continuity & disaster recovery is NOT a top priority for CIO's.
 

It's a normal human tendency to stay optimistic and believe that you are immune from disaster. We say, "that'll happen to other people, I'll hope for the best and focus on my day-to-day activities."

But, as I say probably too frequently, hope is not a strategy.
Imagine if a disaster hit and you sustained serious downtime, got hacked, or lost data your customers needed. The results would be disastrous for your reputation and could mean the end of your business. You'd be kicking yourself for not preparing.
But just like a teenager learning to drive, sometimes getting in an accident helps you learn to operate more safely. The good news is that there are practical things you can do to reduce your risks of software disaster.

Interview with Retail Risk Expert, Joe Hardy

On our recent webinar, “Risk Management Best Practices for Retail”, we sat down with Joe Hardy, a veteran of risk management in retail, to get his thoughts on where the industry is going. As always, Joe’s answers were extremely valuable and we decided to compile the interview portion of the webinar into a blog post. 

Why It's Imperative to Have a Whistle Blowing Policy

 
With the current globalization of our news media climate aligned with the increased focus on corporations, the frequency of publicized whistle blowing is on the rise. Currently, if you do not have a whistle blowing policy in effect it is in your best interest to employ one immediately.
 
Whistle blowing policies have always been looked on with a rather ambivalent eye, but in recent years it has become imperative for corporations large and small, for profit and non-profit alike to institute them. 

Risk Assessment Example: What You Should Look For

 
A risk assessment example  is an essential step you must consider when devising protection and security policies for your business as well as your workers. The risk assessment example might also cover the to-do list to stay in compliance with laws and legislation.
 
The need for the risk assessment example is simple enough. It helps you prioritize the risks that really pertain to your business, in other words, the vulnerabilities that can cause real harm to the continuity and success of your business

Risk Tools for Your Operational Risk Management

For years now, operational risk managers have relied on their experience and understanding of a subject matter as the perfect risk tools but the fast-paced, cutthroat world of today demands more. You need adequate risk tools integrated at all levels within an operation.
 
This article covers why you need risk tools, the point of having an operational risk management strategy and the known risk tools guaranteed to help you through the optimum course of action in any situation.

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