YouTube is Fixed|Key Takeaways

YouTube’s  global outage and access issues are fixed. Further, O.W.B Public Affairs Digest videos are now accessible. But, YouTube’s global access issues call for a discussion about risk management and cyber security.

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Key Takeaways

As the website administrator and author of all content published on O.W.B Public Affairs Digest, YouTube’s global access issues prompt me to offer key takeaways.  I recommend the following for online business owners, website administrators and bloggers:

  • Consider offering services and content off-line (if you don’t already).
    • Anyone who makes all of their income online or exclusively offers online services, products and content must seriously consider the risks.
  •  Consider using a second video streaming service, as a Plan B.
    • Time is money. Outages such as the recent YouTube outage cost you money and can damage your reputation.
    • Additionally, we cannot assume the YouTube outage was not the result of a cyber attack.
  • Educate yourself on best practices. Specifically,
    • Research best practices for (a) mitigating cyber-risks (b) implementing contingency plans and (c) implementing effective risk-management strategies.

Fortunately, everything worked out, this time…

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Olivia P. Walker

I’m an award winning public affairs and digital communications strategist. I am also a fusion bellydancer. Finally, I launched Public Affairs Digest, a current affairs magazine, public affairs blog and edutainment media website.