UTS hosts Disaster Recovery & Business continuity seminar 

UTS Business hosted a Disaster Recovery and Cyber Security session together with sister company Blue NAP Americas at Holland House Hotel earlier this week. The main focus of the sessions was the vulnerability of business operations when these are under threat by natural disaster or man-made assault, such as ransomware attacks and other cyber-terrorism. The well-attended session catered to key local corporations and entities that recognize the importance of this. They acknowledge the necessity of safeguarding their critical information in the event of a breach in network infrastructure. Topics such as data recovery protocols, security audits and other solutions were discussed by experts from Blue NAP, IBM and Deloitte as a means to limit disruption and ensure the continuity of business.

UTS’ partner, Blue NAP Americas works along with Deloitte, IBM and UTS to provide a complete solution for data security, recovery and continuity purposes. Disaster recovery (DR) is an area of security planning that aims to protect an organization from the effects of significant negative events. DR allows an organization to maintain or quickly resume mission-critical functions following a disaster. IBM representative, Roland Chapman discussed the impact and possibilities of limiting disruption to business operations through DR.

Blue NAP Americas is a key partner in this endeavor, allowing others to store critical information at its tier-4 data storage facility. Stanley Palm of Blue NAP Americas elaborated on what a tier 4 data center entails and what it can provide in in terms of services. Solutions for Cyber Security were discussed by Roy Jansen, Risk Advisory director at Deloitte. Cyber security, also known as information technology security, are the techniques of protecting computers, networks, programs and data from unauthorized access or attacks that are aimed for exploitation.

“Our objective by organizing this seminar is to bring more in-depth information on this subject to the right people” says UTS Marketing & Communication Officer, Ivy Lambert. “Disaster recovery and Cyber security are not our core area of expertise, but we believe in bringing to right players to the table to provide a reliable and complete solution to our customers. The communication solutions the UTS Business team provides are an integral part of that total solution. The power of good partnerships is key in such an endeavor and we would like to thank our speakers for sharing their wealth of expertise with our invited guests. We would of course also like to thank those in attendance for making time in their busy schedules to join us.” Lambert continues. 

In picture: A selection of the Disaster Recovery and Cyber Security Seminar attendees, joined by their UTS Business hosts and expert-partners.