We as BC professionals can't even agree on what should be in a business continuity plan. So what can we as a profession offer small businesses when they hear one thing from one BC planner and something different from another?
The act of buying tangible items is reassuring, quelling our fears with a temporary, albeit false, sense of safety. This coping mechanism for uncertainty makes us feel like we’re taking proactive measures. We might perceive owning cutting-edge products as a reflection of our BCM sophistication, or as physical proof of our resiliency. BCM shopping therapy becomes a pitfall when we rely on products to determine our level of preparedness. Soon, we start believing the more tools we own, the better prepared we are.
RecoveryPlanner was recently recognized as Service Provider of the Year and awarded Planning Software of the Year for its RPX web-based BCM software.
The dock, torn loose from a fishing port on the northern tip of Japan, was covered with 1.5 tons of seaweed, mussels, barnacles and even a few starfish. Volunteers scraped it all off, buried it above the high water line, and sterilized the top and sides of the dock with torches.
The GOP-controlled House passed a $46 billion measure Thursday funding the Homeland Security Department, including more than $5 billion in disaster relief spending.
"CL&P's preparation for major storms was unreasonably inadequate," state Attorney General George Jepsen said at a news conference. "Its emergency response plan was beyond inadequate."
Flood warnings stretched along the Gulf Coast from Florida's Panhandle into Mississippi as locally heavy rain Monday threatened a repeat of weekend downpours and storms that damaged homes, blacked out a jail and spun off at least one tornado in Alabama.
When the National Hurricane Center's new director was growing up on the Florida and Texas coasts, tropical storms frightened him. Decades later, Rick Knabb understands storms better, but he still doesn't like them.
Agiliance RiskVision 6.5 provides dynamically adjustable views of financial, operational, and security risks across diverse business units to boost operational efficiencies and prove governance effectiveness.
LockPath’s Business Continuity Manager lets businesses painlessly create custom business continuity plans to prepare for the worst, manage the associated risks and minimize potential losses.
Using a management system approach for your BCM program is more efficient than a siloed approach and ties it to other management systems in place in the organization. It can eliminate waste and duplication of services. It embeds BCS into the culture of the organization versus maintaining ownership with a few individuals.
As the country buckles up during the first full week of hurricane season, disaster preparedness statistics for the country's 25 million small businesses are stormy ... to say the least.
LinkedIn used its blog and Twitter account to broadcast updates about the 6.5 million passwords that were posted to the Web last week. The company's responses changed from cautious to apologetic as the crisis unfolded.
Business social network LinkedIn said it is investigating reports that more than six million passwords have been stolen and leaked onto the Internet.
Several challenges remain before compliance officers can move toward a fully integrated, proactive function, including fragmented IT systems, tight budgets, and shifting and growing regulatory requirements.