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  • Business Continuity Software – More than “Just Plans”

    I had a conference call last Friday with a very experienced professional regarding the purpose and intent of business continuity software. She made an interesting comment, in which she proclaimed, “It’s all about the recovery plans.” I…

    Brian Zawada, FBCI Brian Zawada, FBCI | Mar 06, 2018
  • Using DMARC Effectively

    Implementing DMARC is one thing. Making the commitment to implement DMARC in its most aggressive configuration is another. Conceptually, Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting, and Conformance (DMARC) is simple. DMARC provides a mechanism for email receivers to validate…

    Avalution Team Avalution Team | Feb 28, 2018
  • 9 Tips for Business Continuity Management Success

    Business Continuity Management (BCM) is vital in preparing and protecting business operations from disruptions caused by threats stemming from cyber-attack and natural disasters, as well as resource unavailability such as building loss, technology loss, staff absenteeism, and…

    Elaine Tomlin, MBCI Elaine Tomlin, MBCI | Feb 09, 2018
  • Are You Ready for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)?

    As we move closer to the enforceable compliance date of May 25, 2018 for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), many organizations are asking themselves if they are on track to meet the regulation requirements. Many organizations…

    Avalution Team Avalution Team | Jan 30, 2018
  • What is HICS and What are HICS Forms?

    The Basics of the Hospital Incident Command System (HICS) Framework If your hospital or health system has an initiative to improve the emergency preparedness program, or if you have moved into a new role that has emergency…

    Avalution Team Avalution Team | Dec 06, 2017
  • Formalizing an Information Security Program

    Formalizing your information security program is a critical step to drive information security capability maturation in any organization. The intent of formalizing a program is to get clear on focus and ensure everyone is on the same…

    Rob Giffin Rob Giffin | Nov 27, 2017
  • A Cross-Functional Approach to Hospital Preparedness

    Bringing Together HICS, Business Continuity, IT Disaster Recovery, and Information Security Hospitals place high importance on delivering uninterrupted care regardless of circumstances, and, as such, invest heavily in preparedness.  Hospitals that are the most successful in achieving…

    Avalution Team Avalution Team | Nov 09, 2017
  • General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

    General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the most comprehensive personal data privacy regulation ever issued, and its implementation deadline in May 2018 is approaching quickly. With the potential fines accompanying noncompliance, GDPR has shifted the business world’s…

    Rob Giffin Rob Giffin | Nov 02, 2017
  • Avalution Consulting Opens European Headquarters in Dublin, Ireland

    Cleveland, OH – October 31, 2017 Avalution Consulting, a leading international business continuity, IT disaster recovery, and information security consultancy and software provider, has opened its European Headquarters in Ireland, it was announced today. The company, founded…

    Courtney Bowers Courtney Bowers | Oct 31, 2017
  • Avalution Opens European Headquarters in Dublin, Ireland

    For over 12 years, Avalution has been laser focused on business continuity, and, until recently, Avalution delivered consulting services and supported our Catalyst SaaS solution with resources based solely in the United States. We’ve become the leading…

    Brian Zawada, FBCI Brian Zawada, FBCI | Oct 30, 2017
  • Ransomware Changes the Game for IT Disaster Recovery

    Imagine entering your workplace and being met with a sign instructing you NOT to turn on your desktop computers or dock your laptops until further notice. No network access; no email; no dependent application. Unfortunately, this was…

    Rob Giffin Rob Giffin | Oct 25, 2017
  • CMS Emergency Preparedness Ruling

    Published on September 16, 2016 by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS), the “Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare and Medicaid Participating Providers and Suppliers” Final Rule (81 FR 63860), commonly referred to…

    Bill DiMartini, MBCI Bill DiMartini, MBCI | Oct 12, 2017