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Video:Using Tools and Concepts in Industry Standards to Engage Management

July 8, 2014 9:23 am | Videos | Comments

Brian Zawada, Director of Consulting for Avalution, discusses how to effectively user management system concepts outlined in different business continuity standards to actively engage senior management in your enterprise's continuity program.

Speakers’ Soapbox: Lynnda Nelson On Risk Management’s Shortcomings & Heavy Metal

February 26, 2013 10:43 am | by Luke Simpson, Editor | Articles | Comments

In the leadup to the...

Behind The Bureaucracy: How PS-Prep Can Shore Up Supply Chains

August 6, 2012 5:27 pm | by Luke Simpson, Editor | Articles | Comments

At its heart, PS-Prep certification is a very straightforward process: Simply certify to one of...

Learn To Audit BCM Programs For PS-Prep Certification

August 6, 2012 12:31 pm | News | Comments

ICOR's BCM 5000 course provides students with the skills and knowledge to conduct and lead...

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Train Everyone, Including The Band

July 2, 2012 3:45 pm | by Bo Mitchell, CBCP, 911 Consulting | Articles | Comments

In 1991, the Oceanos cruise ship, carrying 571 passengers and crew, sank in the Indian Ocean off South Africa. The first people to abandon ship were the captain, his senior officers and most of the crew. So who was in command? The tour director. Her emergency team? The band that had been playing for passengers.

White Paper Release: Our Path To Business Continuity Certification

May 9, 2012 9:31 am | by Courtney Bowers, Avalution | News | Comments

Business continuity certification requires management commitment and support, a strong business case, personnel time, and financial resources in order to achieve success and deliver long-term value, so it’s important to research up front whether certification makes business sense for and would be successful within your organization. 

Will ISO 22301 Be Embraced?

April 30, 2012 11:09 pm | by Luke Simpson, Editor | Videos | Comments

At the 2012 Continuity Insights Management Conference, Mike Keating, VP of BCM at Reinsurance Group of America, explains that the value of ISO 22301 for his organization is not in certification but in the common language it provides business continuity professionals around the world. ICOR's Lynnda Nelson compares BS 25999 to ISO 22301, highlighting the changes to terminology such as MTPoD.

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Choosing The Right Standard For PS-Prep Certification

April 13, 2012 12:44 pm | by Lynnda Nelson, President, ICOR | Articles | Comments

The process for obtaining PS-Prep certification is now established and companies are working to determine their readiness for a PS-Prep third-party audit. The first step in determining readiness is to identify the standard to which your organization should become certified. ICOR's Lynnda Nelson gives a side-by-side comparison of the three standards at the ehart of PS-Prep and provides background information designed to help organizations choose the most appropriate standard.

Podcast 001 | Part 1: ISO 22301

December 21, 2011 4:30 pm | by Brian Zawada, U.S. Technical Advisory Group | Podcasts | Comments

Brian Zawada, member of the U.S. Technical Advisory Group to ISO Technical Committee 223, discusses the soon-to-be released ISO 22301 standard: Societal security -- Business continuity management systems --- Requirements. Among the topics discussed is the standard's compatibility with current standards such as BS 25999 and programs such as PS-Prep.

2009 BCP Lessons Learned

December 31, 2009 7:00 pm | by Brian Zawada | Articles | Comments

2009 offered a number of developments and lessons learned that impacted (and continue to influence the work performed by) business continuity professionals. After polling a number of professionals and reflecting on the presentations, articles and perspectives offered throughout the year at various conferences and in journals, I would like to nominate five developments or lessons learned as the "Top 5 of 2009." Interestingly, it seems to me that each also points to the maturity of our profession as it becomes strategic as well as tactical.

DRII and ASIS: Go Toe-to-Toe on Standards

August 31, 2008 8:00 pm | by The Staff | Articles | Comments

At the heart of the issue is a new business continuity standard proposed in late July by the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS) International. ASIS announced that it will “initiate development” of a “Business Continuity Management American National Standard” that will “include auditable criteria for preparedness, crisis management, business and operational continuity and disaster management.”

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