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  • GDPR: The End of Gated Content?

    As the GDPR comes into effect, many marketers are scrambling to align their online marketing strategies to the regulation. Unfortunately, like most regulations, there are many requirements that are confusing or ambiguous; one of those is the…

    Avalution Team Avalution Team | May 28, 2018
  • Addressing the Ransomware Threat at Hospitals and Health Systems

    Working toward a cross-functional solution to protect against the ransomware threat. The key operational challenge with a ransomware attack at a hospital is that system downtime is basically a guarantee. Whether the ransomware itself cripples one or…

    Patrick Meidenbauer Patrick Meidenbauer | May 03, 2018
  • Risk-Based Thinking and Business Continuity Planning

    I use the term all the time. Avalution’s leadership team, and by extension, the firm’s product/service-related messaging often uses it. A quick Google search returns nearly 6.8 million results in under a second. The term I’m referring…

    Brian Zawada, FBCI Brian Zawada, FBCI | Apr 23, 2018
  • Business Continuity Planning: Outsourcing as an Effective Alternative

    Brian Zawada, Avalution  |  Monday, April 16, 2018  |  3:00PM – 4:00PM  |  RIMS 2018 Explore the pros and cons of outsourcing the business continuity planning (BCP) process to a third-party through a managed services contract. Find…

    Brian Zawada, FBCI Brian Zawada, FBCI | Apr 20, 2018
  • 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