What Varuna devan(rainGod), Sinking Chennai Corporation and billion $ cognizant’s of the world have in common?

Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery is the connection ! Today i heard a story about a DBA getting canned by his management for questioning what’s the organization’s BC strategy. God save that company .. Quoting Cognizant because it’s almost head quartered in chennai wrt all of its offshore activities. Whether they have readiness planned completely when chennai is going down because of a natural disaster. I doubt so.. We can…

If anything shouldn’t be taken for granted, it’s Information Security Management

It was one of our usual off-the-record discussions when I spoke with network admin and asked about the regular password change set up on the system. And, the answer included words like “my opinion,” “my experience,”… but, not a single word about policy. “Which policy?” I was asked. Oh, something is, obviously, wrong. So, we started from the beginning. Information Security Management is one of the cornerstones of IT Service…

Ask the professionals: ISO 45001

In a new series, SHP asks a professional working in a specialist field to share their expertise on a topical issue. Richard Green talks about the new health and safety standard, ISO 45001 and what the draft means for occupational health and safety (OH&S) professionals and auditors. Richard Green is head of technical services at IRCA, the leading professional body for management system auditors, which represents auditors in over 120…

Transitioning to ISO 27001:2013 – An Interview with Alan Calder

With the release of ISO 27001:2013 last October, organizations that are already certified to the 2005 version of the ISO 27001 Information Security Standard will be looking to transition to the new 2013 version over the next 12 months. The updated Standard contains changes that will affect the way you maintain your Information Security Management System (ISMS). Alan Calder, a globally recognized expert in information security and ISO 27001, is…