Business Continuity: Needs Improvement

Interview with Gartner's Roberta Witty

Organizations have made strides in business continuity/disaster recovery (BC/DR) planning. But BC/DR professionals need to sharpen their business skills to truly protect their organizations.

This is the stance taken by Roberta Witty, research VP at Gartner. In an exclusive interview, Witty offers candid insight on:

Today's top BC/DR challenges;
Where organizations are most vulnerable;
What BC/DR professionals need to do to be more effective.

Witty is part of the Compliance, Risk and Leadership group within Gartner. Her primary area of focus is business continuity management and disaster recovery. She is the role specialty lead for the Gartner for IT Leaders (GITL) business continuity manager role. She is also a GITL Premier coach for Security and Risk.

Prior to joining Gartner, Witty managed the global technology risk management function for the corporate trust business of The Chase Manhattan Bank. In this role, she was responsible for awareness, advisory and compliance services regarding the business implementation of IT control policies, including information security, business continuity and Y2K business resumption planning. Before joining Chase, she was the information security officer for ING/New York, where her responsibilities included information security program development and implementation, security administration, and business continuity planning.

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