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Lowther Addresses Guaranteed Housing During Disasters

October 17, 2014 | by Joe Shust, Editor | Comments

Michelle Lowther, Principal in Continuity Housing, discussed securing hotel rooms for critical personnel during disasters at an Association of Contingency Planners (ACP) meeting at the Metropolitan College of New York on Thursday, Oct. 16.  

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Weekly news and features for business continuity professionals

Preparation Key in Dealing with Senior Leadership

October 14, 2014 10:39 am | Comments

Erika Voss, Business Continuity Manager at Microsoft, discusses communication with senior management and explains why it is important to be prepared when discussing emergency situations.  She provides examples from her own career of events where she needed to interact with senior executives.

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Price to CINY 2014 Attendees: "Keep it Simple"

October 10, 2014 9:49 am | by Joe Shust, Editor | Comments

Keynote presenter Howard Price, Director of Business Continuity for ABC Television, spoke about the importance of measuring business continuity program effectiveness, simplifying the BC process and communicating with senior management on Wednesday, Oct. 8 at Continuity Insights New York 2014.

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Commemoration and Resilience: Daniels Opens CINY 2014 with Keynote Presentation

October 7, 2014 10:34 am | by Joe Shust, Editor | Comments

Joe Daniels, President and CEO of the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, delivered the keynote address to officially open Continuity Insights New York 2014 on Tuesday, Oct. 7 at the Wyndham New Yorker Hotel.  Daniels talked about the lessons learned in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks and how those lessons apply to resilience and the business continuity community.

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Daniels to Kick Off Continuity Insights New York 2014 Tuesday

October 3, 2014 10:46 am | by Joe Shust, Editor | Comments

The third annual Continuity Insights New York Conference kicks off Tuesday, Oct. 7, with a keynote presentation by National September 11 Memorial Museum President Joe Daniels called “The National September 11 Memorial & Museum: Commemoration and Education.”

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For New Professionals, Business Continuity is a Challenging, But Rewarding, Industry

September 30, 2014 12:01 pm | by Joe Shust, Editor Bc Management Comments

As the business continuity field continues to grow, demand is growing for new professionals who are able to keep up with increasing demand.  Although it is growing, many people who are interested in business continuity aren’t sure how to break into the industry or what to expect once they get there.

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Continuity Insights New York 2014 Power Point Presentations

September 30, 2014 11:54 am | by CI Staff | Comments

With Continuity Insights New York 2014 just around the corner, slides for conference speaker's presentations are now available.  These slides serve as previews for the various conference sessions, but merely scratch the surface of what our presenters will discuss on Oct. 7-8.  There is still time to register for the conference here.

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Social Media Can Be An Effective Business Continuity Tool

September 23, 2014 11:25 am | by Joe Shust, Editor | Comments

Social media has taken the world by storm, allowing mass communication over large distances in ways that just a few years ago would have been impossible.  While outlets like Facebook and Twitter are commonly used for personal communication, they can be valuable tools for business continuity professionals.

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Businesses Must Be Prepared For All Infectious Diseases, Not Just Pandemics

September 19, 2014 11:39 am | by Joe Shust, Editor | Comments

Although the continuing Ebola Virus outbreak has yet to leave African soil, a handful of Americans have been infected by the virus.  Organizations need to be conscious of not only Ebola, but any outbreak that could affect their staff and damage their productivity.

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Management Metrics Critical for Business Continuity Program Success

September 16, 2014 11:06 am | by Joe Shust, Editor | Comments

Metrics can be an important part of any business continuity program, but business continuity professionals are often unsure of how to use those metrics or even which to use to improve their program.  At Continuity Insights New York 2014 on Oct. 7-8, Director of Business Continuity for ABC Howard Price will discuss using management metrics to incentivize resilience.

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Doctoral Candidate Conducting Organizational Resilience Survey

September 16, 2014 8:53 am | Comments

Bernard Jones, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Professional Security Studies at New Jersey City University in Jersey City, is seeking participants for a study to be used in his dissertation, “Benchmarking Organizational Resilience: A Cross-Sectional Comparative Study.”

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Sept. 11, 2001 Attacks Changed Business Continuity, Taught Valuable Lessons

September 9, 2014 12:48 pm | by Joe Shust, Editor | Comments

One of the most tragic events in American History, the September 11th attacks changed a lot for the American people.  It also changed the business continuity industry, causing professionals to plan differently, prepare for new kinds of disasters and become more resilient.

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The Importance of the Cyber Supply Chain in Business Continuity

September 2, 2014 9:13 am | by Ken Simpson, MBCI, CORP | Comments

Ken Simpson discusses the importance of the "cyber supply chain" in preparing for cyber threats and how business continuity and logistics can go hand-in-hand for organizations looking to prevent such threats.  He also discusses sharing the critical cyber threats with senior management. 

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Tornadoes, Hail Storms Hammers Midwest

September 2, 2014 8:21 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Several Midwestern states report tornadoes, strong winds and pingpong ball-sized hail as severe weather causes evacuations, highway closures and power outages.  As the line of storms moved east, the National Weather Service noted hail nearly 2 inches in diameter near St. Louis and rain falling at a rate of nearly an inch per hour.

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Civil Unrest a Challenge for Business Continuity Professionals

August 26, 2014 9:09 am | by Steven Crimando | Comments

In the wake of recent civil unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, Continuity Insights New York Presenter Steven Crimando discusses the threat of collective violence, the challenges it poses from a business continuity prespective and steps to take in the event of a large crowd gathering.

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Resilient Technology Collaborative Aims to Identify Solutions to Tech Challenges

August 26, 2014 8:51 am | by Fred Bowne | Comments

The Resilient Technology Collaborative aims to bring business continuity professionals together to find solutions to shared technology challenges throughout the industry.  The organization will host a panel discussion at Continuity Insights New York on Oct. 7-8.

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