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Weekly news and features for business continuity professionals

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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Results of Unitrends Data Governance Survey are In

September 16, 2014 9:11 am | by Joe Shust, Editor | Comments

Results of the Unitrends and Continuity Insights Data Governance Survey show that resilience professionals are in agreement on why they have programs and what they are attempting to achieve through business continuity plans.  Topics covered include mertrics, standards and the Cloud. 

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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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Business Interruption Insurance Can Help Offset BC Program Costs

September 2, 2014 9:17 am | by Rick Biondi | Comments

Rick Biondi, a risk management integration consultant for Skipton & Associates, discusses business interruption insurance and how it can help offset some costs in the event of a disaster.  He also discusses what businesses should look for when searching for an effective policy.

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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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Data Generated by DDoS Attacks Almost Impossible for Websites to Withstand

August 19, 2014 10:40 am | by Dr. Bill Highleyman | Comments

Dr. Bill Highleyman, Managing Editor of the Availability Digest, will be presenting a paper on Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks at the Continuity Insight’s Regional Business Continuity Conference to be held at the Wyndham Hotel in New York City on October 7 and 8, 2014.

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Down Time Could Have a Serious Impact on Your Company's Reputation

August 19, 2014 10:15 am | by Joe Shust, Editor Avalution Consulting Comments

Jacqueline Rupert, Managing Consultant for Avalution, spoke with Continuity Insights about down time and how it can damage more than just your company's finances.  "Going down" can also have a serious impact on reputation and could even adversely effect your company legally.

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Planning for Resilience-Best Practices for Developing Reliable Disaster Recovery Plans

August 19, 2014 10:04 am | by Michael Redmond and Sonal Sinha | Comments

Ms. Michael Redomond, CEO of Redmond Worldwide and Sonal Sinha, Associate Vice President of Industry Solutions for MetricStream, discuss creating a more effective disaster recovery plan, addressing gaps in your recovery plan and integrating new technology into emergency preparedness

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The Perfect Storm: Preparing for the Next Pandemic

August 5, 2014 11:09 am | by Ed Schlichtenmyer, Business Continuity and Quality Manager at ImpactWeather | Comments

Ed Schlichtenmyer, Business Continuity and Quality Manager at ImpactWeather, discusses the importance of being prepared for a pandemic or epidemic, common pandemic misconseptions and why it is important for business continuity practitioners in the corporate world to be prepared.

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Regardless of Industry, Down Time Can Have Dramatic Effects on a Business

August 5, 2014 10:59 am | by Joe Shust, Editor | Comments

Mark Carroll, Senior Vice President of Income Research + Management, sat down with Continuity Insights to discuss down time, its impact on finances, processes and reputation an why business continuity practitioners are just beginning to discover its true impact.

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Mass Notification a Critical Part of the Incident Management Lifecycle

August 5, 2014 9:02 am | by Joe Shust, Editor MissionMode Solutions Comments

Robert Edson, Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing for Mission Mode Solutions, talked with Continuity Insights about mass notification and why it is so important.  Topics include its place in the incident management lifecycle, social media as a communications tool and executive integration 

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