Facebook has introduced a new feature, called “Safety Check,” which will allow its users to check in with their status during a disaster. Users who sign up will receive push notifications when disasters strike in their area and can respond by saying they are okay or not in the area. The response would then be transmitted to their contacts.
The Ebola outbreak that has ravaged West Africa in 2014 has been the largest in history by far. The virus has ravaged Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone while also having reported cases in other African countries, Europe and the United States. Here are some of the most important individuals who have been in the news as it relates to Ebola.
Continuity Insights and Dell hosted their webinar, “Dealing with Disasters at Dell,” which discussed lessons learned and disaster recovery at the computer company, on Thursday, Oct. 30. The free webinar is available here for those who were unable to attend.
Mike Janko, Director of Global Business Continuity for the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, discusses planning for infectious disease outbreaks and the importance of making your plans scalable. He also discusses how outbreaks can effect your business regardless of where they occur.
Dell and Continuity Insights' webinar "Dealing With Disasters at Dell: Lessons Learned and Solutions Found," will take place Thursday, Oct. 30. The webinar was originally scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 28. Those interested in signing up for the free webinar may do so here.
Data breaches, both large and small, are of great concern to business continuity professionals today. This year saw several high profile businesses have their data – and their customer’s data – compromised by information leaks. Here are the top five data breaches we have seen so far in 2014.
With the outbreak in West Africa and cases now in Europe and the United States, Ebola has been all over the news. While many of the facts about the virus have become common knowledge in the past few months, others have not. Here are five facts about Ebola that every business continuity professional should know.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
Technology is a critical part of business continuity planning and many of the challenges the BC community faces when it comes to that technology are very similar. In such a connected world, business continuity professionals need to be aware of any number of technology disruptions, as well as new products to help in planning.