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Special eReport: Critical Infrastructure

November 26, 2013 9:12 am | Comments

Click here to view Continuity Insights' exclusive November eReport on critical infrastructure, which includes expert insights on critical infrastructure protection and resilience.                       


The Evolution Of Critical Infrastructure Protection

November 22, 2013 12:24 pm | by Jonna Mayberry, Editor | Comments

Continuity Insights sat down with representatives from Argonne National Laboratory’s Infrastructure Assurance Center: Frédéric Petit, Principal Infrastructure Analyst/Operations Researcher; David Brannegan, Director; and Julia Phillips, Deputy Director, to find out more about how critical infrastructure protection has evolved, and how this evolution has opened up new opportunities to contribute to resilience.


Continuity Q&A: Dr. Nader Mehravari On Critical Infrastructure

November 20, 2013 4:06 pm | by Jonna Mayberry, Editor | Comments

In advance of this special-edition eReport on critical infrastructure, Continuity Insights sat down with Dr. Nader Mehravari, MBCP, MBCI, and Research Scientist at Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute, CERT Division, to find out more about the importance of critical infrastructure and how Americans can become more involved in its maintenance, resilience and protection.


BCM Software Acquisition

November 12, 2013 9:33 am | by Michael Keating, Vice President, Business Continuity Management, Reinsurance Group of America | Comments

Almost two years ago, our company started the process to select and deploy a new enterprise business continuity management (BCM) software tool. The intent of this article is to share some of the things we learned in our process and in talking with others who have walked the same path.

The Fine Art Of Mobile Security In A Dangerous Age

November 5, 2013 11:02 am | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, Wireless Week | Comments

If you haven't heard, digital security is a big deal, and the security of information on mobile devices is of utmost concern. The bad guys are getting smarter, their attacks more complex and the sensitive data they’re after increasingly resides on that miniature computer you have in your pocket.


October eReport: Mobile Recovery

November 5, 2013 10:09 am | by Jonna Mayberry, Editor | Comments

This special eReport features the latest information on mobile work-area recovery that can only be found at Continuity Insights. Click here to view Continuity Insights' October eReport on mobile recovery, which includes practitioners' insights on choosing the right solution, testing and best practices, as well as interviews with leading mobile work-area recovery providers.


Continuity Q&A: Disaster Recovery Evolves In The Cloud

October 29, 2013 10:10 am | by Jonna Mayberry, Editor | Comments

Continuity Insights sat down with Vasu Subbiah, senior director, product management for Recovery Services at SunGard Availability Services, to learn about the latest developments in cloud services and how these developments might impact disaster recovery.


Continuity Q&A: Vendors’ Perspectives On Mobile

October 25, 2013 9:43 am | by Jonna Mayberry, Editor | Comments

Continuity Insights interviewed leading mobile work-area recovery vendors to get their perspectives on mobile recovery. We asked them to share their top tips in regards to needs assessment, justifying ROI, the RFP process and the training phase. They also shared their thoughts on the primary advantages of mobile recovery, as well as the trends and opportunities they foresee for the future mobile recovery. 


A Practitioner’s View: Choosing, Testing & Utilizing Mobile Work-Area Recovery

October 25, 2013 9:41 am | by Jonna Mayberry, Editor | Comments

Continuity Insights sat down with Tim Mathews, executive director, enterprise resiliency at ETS, an organization that develops, administers and scores more than 50 million tests annually in more than 180 countries, at 9,000+ locations worldwide, to learn more about Mathews’ views on mobile solutions, his best-practice mobile recovery testing tips, and how mobile recovery helped ETS after a real-life disaster. 


Cached For A Cause: Food Exchange Delivers Worldwide Disaster Relief

October 21, 2013 5:02 pm | by Jonna Mayberry, Editor | Comments

Imagine: A devastating typhoon hits Laos, damaging critical infrastructure, demolishing homes and businesses, and cutting off access to food and safe water supplies, leaving half a million people in need of immediate assistance. Now imagine that the affected population sees almost no lapse in essential resources. The Global Food Exchange’s™ founder, Richard L. Lackey, believes that this dream is the future of disaster recovery.


How To Plan On Saving Your Business From A Fire

October 15, 2013 1:14 am | by Paul Maier, CFPS, Director of Tech Electronics of Illinois – Bloomington | Comments

It’s something that business continuity professionals lose sleep over and hope will never happen: A fire breaks out in your building or facility, halting the day-to-day operations of your company. In the case of a fire, continuity managers are required to help mitigate the impact a fire has on their business and facility to determine the quickest and safest path to restoring business continuity.


Continuity Q&A: David Johnson On Leveraging Crisis Communications For Reputation Resilience

October 8, 2013 9:39 am | by Jonna Mayberry, Editor | Comments

The first 72 hours of a crisis are critical for any company or organization because the media narrative is set in those first 72 hours, and as a result, so is public opinion. Many companies are just responding to the crisis when media interest is moving on and the public narrative has been set. That is why it is essential to have a crisis communications plan in place.


Continuity Q&A: Mike Eilts On Being Ready For The Storm

October 1, 2013 10:20 am | by Jonna Mayberry, Editor | Comments

Continuity Insights sat down with Mike Eilts, president and CEO of Weather Decision Technologies, Inc. (WDT), to learn more about the latest developments in weather prediction and how these developments might affect enterprises. Eilts was one of the presenters of “Developing A Robust Weather Preparedness Program” at the 2013 Continuity Insights Management Conference in San Diego, CA.


Text Messaging: When to Use SMS, Email To Text, & Secure Mobile Messaging For Mass Notification

September 25, 2013 5:52 pm | by Richard Quattrocchi | Comments

Incorporating text messaging into an overall emergency notification strategy has become an industry best practice and can play an important role in keeping employees, suppliers, customers, students and the public at large informed during a crisis or event. This article explores the benefits, limits, costs and risks of various mobile text messaging methods.


Continuity Q&A: SMBs & Cloud Computing

September 23, 2013 5:56 pm | by Jonna Mayberry, Editor | Comments

Typically, an enterprise business has expertise in-house to do a lot more things, so if there are limitations in particular cloud apps it’s not a big deal for the enterprise – they likely have the manpower and expertise to write bespoke integrations and customize the solution. 


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