UTS hosts disaster recovery, business continuity seminar | THE DAILY HERALD

Some of the Disaster Recovery and Cyber Security Seminar attendees, joined by their UTS hosts and expert partners.

PHILIPSBURG–United Telecommunications Services (UTS) hosted a Disaster Recovery and Cyber Security session with sister company Blue NAP Americas at Holland House Beach 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 recognise 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, 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 organisation from the effects of significant negative events. DR allows an organisation 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 endeavour, 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 centre entails and what it can provide in terms of services.

Solutions for cyber security were discussed by Deloitte Risk Advisory director Roy Jansen. Cyber security, also known as information technology security, is the techniques of protecting computers, networks, programmes and data from unauthorised access or attacks that are aimed for exploitation.

“Our objective by organising this seminar is to bring more in-depth information on this subject to the right people,” said UTS Marketing and Communication Officer Ivy Lambert on Thursday. “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 endeavour 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.”

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