Are We Prepared for the Next Big Mediterranean Tsunami?

Why you should add cyber-resilience to your business functions

What do you get when you pair cyber-resilience with security and profitability? In short, nothing less than the top goals of businesses in every industry.

“Here’s the thing: while our world today is certainly well connected, it’s also extremely fragile.”

Don Boxley, Co-founder and CEO

A recent McKinsey & Company report emphasized how cyber-resilience combined with business functions provides organizations with ‘a more secure and profitable institution.’ But while those facts are clear, what’s less transparent is how companies can best achieve this ambitious vision.

The cyber-resilience equation:

High availability (HA) and Disaster Recovery (DR) are often misunderstood, but they are not the same thing. Ensuring just one or the other won’t provide an enterprise with cyber-resilience; both are needed. In other words, HA + DR = cyber-resilience.

Some definitions are in order to really grasp the distinction between these two functions…READ ON

Are We Prepared for the Next Big Mediterranean Tsunami?

Nearly a century has passed since Europe’s last major tsunami, a 13m wave caused by an earthquake off the coast of Sicily that was responsible for around 2,000 deaths. Sometimes tsunamis in the Mediterranean can be even more destructive – a large volcanic eruption on the island of Thera (Santorini) around 3500 years ago generated a wave that decimated an entire civilisation, the Minoans, and may have led to the legend of Atlantis.

The Mediterranean as seen by another NASA satellite. Credit: Eric Gaba (Sting) – Screenshot from NASA World Wind (retouched).  Public Domain

Millions more people live along the Mediterranean coastline these days, of course, and the volcanoes and earthquakes haven’t gone anywhere. Indeed a new study in the journal Ocean Science suggests even a moderate earthquake in the eastern Mediterranean could set off a tsunami with the potential to affect a large proportion of the 130m people who live on its coastline…READ ON

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