Business Continuity Management / Disaster Recovery , Governance & Risk Management

Disaster Recovery: Real-World Lessons Learned

Tonguc Yaman on the Need for Conducting Frequent 'Dry Runs'
Tonguc Yaman, CIO, SOMOS

CISOs and CIOs must ensure their organizations plan for worst-case scenarios, conducting frequent "dry runs" of disaster recovery plans, says Tonguc Yaman, CIO of SOMOS, a New York Community Care Network, who formerly served as deputy CIO of Bellevue Hospital.

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In a video interview at Information Security Media Group's recent New York Security Summit, Yaman discusses:

  • Lessons learned from dealing with disaster recovery after a hurricane;
  • The need for frequent tests of disaster plans;
  • Making sure all players know their roles in recovering from a crisis.

Yaman is CIO of SOMOS, a network of New York physicians, specialists, community-based organizations and other providers who deliver care to those participating in the Medicaid program. Previously, he served as the deputy CIO of Bellevue Hospital, the largest public hospital in New York.

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Nick Holland

Nick Holland

Former Director, Banking and Payments

Holland focused on the intersection of digital banking, payments and security technologies. He has spoken at a variety of conferences and events, including Mobile World Congress, Money2020, Next Bank and SXSW, and has been quoted by The Wall Street Journal, CNN Money, MSNBC, NPR, Forbes, Fortune, BusinessWeek, Time Magazine, The Economist and the Financial Times.

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