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Weekly news and features for business continuity professionals

Chandler Says Leadership is Critical in Avoiding Ethical Disasters

April 22, 2015 8:30 pm | by Joe Shust, Editor | Comments

Dr. Robert Chandler, Director of the Nicholson School of Communications at the University of Central Florida, discussed the impact of ethical disasters and the role of upper management in preventing them at the 2015 Continuity Insights Management Conference on Tuesday, April 21.

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O'Dell Discusses Cyber Security to Kick Off CIMC 2015

April 21, 2015 1:15 pm | by Joe Shust, Editor | Comments

The 2015 Continuity Insights Management Conference got underway Monday, April 20 as Pete O’Dell, founder of Swan Island Networks and author of Cyber 24-7: Risks, Leadership and Sharing, spoke to a capacity crowd about the risks and impacts of cyber attacks.

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CIMC Attendees Give Back through Continuity Cares

April 21, 2015 12:33 pm | by Joe Shust, Editor | Comments

Before the 2015 Continuity Insights Management Conference officially got underway, attendees had the opportunity to give back to the local community through the annual Continuity Cares event. This year, attendees participated in The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community’s 2015 Earth Day Celebration,  which included wetlands planting and cleanup as well as other service activities.  

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2015 Continuity Insights Management Conference Begins Monday

April 16, 2015 12:07 pm | by CI Staff | Comments

The 2015 Continuity Insights Management Conference will kick off Monday, April 20, at Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale, Ariz.  The event will feature presentations by business continuity and resilience professionals from a wide range of industries.  

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As Data Concerns Grow, Can DRaaS Help Business Continuity Professionals?

April 16, 2015 11:54 am | by Joe Shust, Editor | Comments

As organizations gather more data and turn to cloud-based solutions to store it, disaster recovery has become an even bigger focus.  Some companies have turned to disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) solutions in an effort to find a balance between cost efficiency and security.

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Positive Communication Increasing Resilience at Kaiser Permanente

April 16, 2015 11:46 am | by Joe Shust, Editor | Comments

Communication is a critical part of any business.  Poor communication, whether it is between managers and subordinates or peers, can negatively impact a business and result in lost time and money.  By promoting positive communications throughout the organization, companies can engage their workforce and create an efficient work environment.

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NIST Framework Can Help Business Continuity Professionals Prepare for Cyber Attacks

April 14, 2015 11:37 am | by Joe Shust, Editor | Comments

Serious, targeted cyber attacks are a relatively new threat that have become more and more dangerous as organizations rely more on technology to store their data and operate their business on a day-to-day basis. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Framework contains a set of guidelines and best practices to help prevent and defend against cyber attacks.

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Can Metrics Measure Recoverability?

April 14, 2015 11:30 am | by Joe Shust, Editor | Comments

As metrics continue to gain popularity amongst business continuity professionals, individual practitioners are beginning to develop their own methods for measuring program effectiveness, recovery and resilience.  David Lindstedt, Director of Program Management at the Ohio State University, said he thinks the industry should move its focus away from counting the amount of programs and towards predicting recoverability.

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Understanding and Implementing ISO 22301

April 9, 2015 11:53 am | by Joe Shust, Editor | Comments

While it has not been universally adopted quite yet, ISO 22301 continues to pique the interest of resilience and business continuity professionals.  Many have begun implementing the new standard and aligning the goals of their programs with it.  Lynnda Nelson of the International Consortium for Organizational Resilience (The ICOR) thinks ISO 22301 can help BC pros communicate better and provide a sense of uniformity.

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Creative Problem Solving Tools Can Help in Business Continuity Planning

April 9, 2015 11:47 am | by Joe Shust, Editor | Comments

Business continuity professionals face a host of unique problems every day.  Those who have extensive experience in resilience know that no two situations are the same and preparing for future events can be extremely difficult.  Dick Donovan of M&T Bank said his organization has turned to creative problem solving (CPS) as a way to boost their resilience and get more people involved in the business continuity program.

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Could Water Scarcity Impact Business Continuity Professionals?

April 7, 2015 11:58 am | by Joe Shust, Editor | Comments

Resource management is a critical concept when it comes to resilience.  An organization can’t function properly without the things it needs to do so.  While resources are important, there are few that are as universally needed as water.  Nathaniel Forbes of Forbes Calamity Prevention argues that the impact of restricted access to water is something more business continuity professionals should focus on.

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Looking Back: Five Worst Airline Disasters of 2014

April 7, 2015 11:48 am | by Joe Shust, Editor | Comments

The downing of Germanwings flight A320 has once again brought aviation disasters into the limelight.  While still very rare, plane crashes are attention grabbing because of their scope and scale.  Last year saw several incidents that dominated news coverage.  Here are five of the worst airline crashes of 2014.

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Business Continuity Professionals are Turning to Metrics: Part Three

April 2, 2015 11:40 am | by Joe Shust, Editor | Comments

Organizations across a variety of industries are turning to metrics to determine whether their programs work and if they are getting a return on their investment.  Business continuity professionals are no exception.  More and more, BC pros are turning to metrics to determine how effective their programs are and convey that to senior management.

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Business Continuity Professionals are Turning to Metrics: Part Two

March 30, 2015 2:33 pm | by Joe Shust, Editor | Comments

Organizations across a variety of industries are turning to metrics to determine whether their programs work and if they are getting a return on their investment.  Business continuity professionals are no exception.  More and more, BC pros are turning to metrics to determine how effective their programs are and convey that to senior management.

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What Attendees Have said About the Continuity Insights Management Conference

March 26, 2015 12:03 pm | by CI Staff | Comments

What have past attendees said about the Continuity Insights Management Conference?  Click here to see the results of our survey of past conference attendees as we prepare for CIMC 2015 at Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona April 20-22. 

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