Disaster recovery expert Regina Phelps says Japan's nuclear emergency puts local citizens at risk, but organizations globally can learn from the crisis. "I hope that all of us look at this and ask, 'What can I do to be better prepared?'"
Cobit, ITIL, ISO, NIST, an alphabet soup of standards governments often rely on to assure the safety of their IT systems. Ohio government IT leaders saw standardizing on one framework to be a more efficient way to help safeguard IT.
Australia's government agencies can learn a lot from the nation's banks, when it comes to risk management and protecting privacy, says Graham Ingram, General Manager of the Australian Computer Emergency Response Team. "There are too many people in government organisations who are in denial [of risks]," he says.
This week's report focuses on one story: Senate WikiLeaks hearing, in which administration officials explained how the WikiLeaks episode occurred and what's being done to prevent such a breach from occurring again.
Joy Pritts of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT says the office intends to develop standards that would give patients the ability to exclude clinicians from accessing certain portions of their electronic health records.
In the initial wake of Japan's devastating earthquake and subsequent tsunami, business continuity plans have been tested, and organizations now are dealing with severe aftershocks and a growing national crisis, says Alan Berman, executive director of DRI International.