Lessons Learned Review…Keeping You Out of the Headlines and out of this blog… Please take a moment to consider how these Lessons Learned could be implemented by managers within your organization to avoid expensive and embarrassing situations… DDoS Attacks On Twitter, Facebook Result Of Massive Attack On One Person A pro-Georgian blogger called “Cyxymu” was apparently the intended target of the massive DDoS attack that knocked down Twitter and caused major slowdowns on Facebook and LiveJournal.  A botnet blasted waves of traffic at the blogger’s accounts on the sites simultaneously. File Sharing Banned on Government Networks  Rep. Edolphus Towns introduced a bill to ban file-sharingRead More →

You may have seen the scary story reporting investigators were able to carry liquid bomb-making materials past security at 10 federal building in 10 cities. Members of Congress blasted “disturbing” and “outrageous” security failures in the nation’s federal buildings.  According to the article, Sen. Joe Leiberman blamed the Federal Protective Service Security for failing to provide adequate security and proper training to its 13,000 security guards during a hearing earlier this week on Capitol Hill. The GAO report found that he Federal Protective Service is not doing enough to make sure it’s 13,000 guards are qualified and trained for their jobs – and doing whatRead More →

On Sunday, Secretary Napolitano declared an Emergency of Preparedness, stating, ‘…we’re preparing in an environment where we really don’t know ultimately what the size or seriousness of this outbreak is going to be.’ I agree that this declaration is needed because most organizations are not well prepared for a Pandemic flu outbreak.  Studies show that organizations need to have pandemic plans that address workforce absenteeism rates of 40 percent or higher. What if 40% of your employees were staying home because: 1) They are home sick 2) Family Members are sick 3) Schools are closed 4) Employees fear becoming sick What if your vendors areRead More →