Small and Medium-Sized Businesses Face Challenges In Disaster Recovery

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Lewis University to host webinar on keeping operations going after catastrophes

When disaster strikes a business, its operations are often adversely affected. Large organizations usually have extensive resources to help them get back up and running, while small and medium-sized businesses (SMB) do not. Many SMB’s have just as great a need to get operations back on track as fast as possible, but have less money and manpower to devote to that task. The webinar “Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses,” hosted by Lewis University’s Institute for Information Assurance, will present the unique challenges affecting organizations of these sizes, the differences between disaster recovery and business continuity, and strategies for approaching both of them. The webinar will take place Wednesday, November 3, 2010, from 6 to 7 PM CST. Those interested in attending and learning about this vital aspect of business preparedness can register online at

The featured speaker, Mark Las, has over 18 years of experience in the IT industry. He is Director of Information Technology at Colliers International - Chicago, Inc., and also works as an adjunct instructor at various universities. Mr. Las obtained a BS in Computer Information Systems from DeVry University, an MS in Information System Management from Loyola University Chicago, and an MS in Information Security from Lewis University. He is also pursuing advanced studies in Computer Science at DePaul University in Chicago.

The Institute for Information Assurance is a collaboration between Lewis University’s Management Information Systems department in the College of Business and the Mathematics and Computer Science department in the College of Arts and Sciences. Its mission is to provide education and understanding in the field of information security, critical infrastructure protection, homeland security, and data network operations.

Lewis University’s online MS in Information Security program provides a solid background in information security with advanced topics in operations, forensics, programming, and strategic risk assessment. Coursework combines managerial and technical areas of study to help graduates achieve their career goals.

To find out more about the webinar or the online MS in Information Security, go to or call 866-967-7046 for more information.

About Lewis University
Lewis University is a Catholic university offering distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs to approximately 6,000 traditional and adult students. Lewis offers multiple campus locations, online degree programs, and a variety of formats that provide accessibility and convenience to a growing student population. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis prepares ethically grounded, globally aware, and socially responsible graduates. The ninth largest not-for-profit university in Illinois, Lewis has been nationally recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report. Visit for further information.

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