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Why Businesses Need to Update Their DR Plan Now

The first half of 2017 has seen some of the biggest cybersecurity attacks to hit companies around the world. In May, WannaCry ransomware ripped through hundreds of thousands of computers worldwide, encrypting files and demanding payment. This attack was closely followed by NotPetya in June, which infected tens of thousands of computers in 65 countries. Although these large-scale attacks make global news headlines, the reality is that attacks like these happen every day with businesses of all sizes being vulnerable targets. No company is immune to a cyberattack, so having a disaster recover (DR) strategy is crucial to minimizing data and financial loss. However, if you create a plan and then neglect to test, adapt, and review it, you risk overlooking defects that can leave your assets unprotected and the consequences can ultimately shut down your business…

 

What Happens to Pets When Natural Disaster Strikes

pet rescue

In 2006, the federal government passed the Pets Evacuation and Transportation Standards Act, which requires authorities to include household pets in their emergency operations plans. In 2011, Naomi began volunteering with several traveling disaster animal response teams, which staffed emergency animal shelters during natural disasters in Mississippi, Missouri, New York and New Jersey. That same year, Naomi decided to start an organization closer to home. She founded the Central California Animal Disaster Team (CCADT), a nonprofit organization that shelters animals from seven counties in central California during emergencies…

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