The Business Continuity Institute (BCI) has declared the week of March 16 Business Continuity Awareness Week. The theme this year will be “testing and exercising business continuity plans.” The BCI has gathered webinars, blogs, materials and other information in an effort to help both experienced business continuity professionals and those new to the industry.
A new workshop session has been added to the 2015 Continuity Insights Management...
The 2015 Continuity Insights Management Conference will feature several presentations from...
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Maintenance workers who sparked a fire that left about 500 residents of a northern New Jersey apartment complex homeless never called 911 for help, documents showed. A review of dispatch logs and 911 tapes revealed no record of any employee alerting authorities as the Avalon Bay blaze, which started when two workers tried to fix a leaky pipe, grew into an inferno on Jan. 21 in Edgewater.
After Superstorm Sandy, officials in New York and New Jersey vowed to make sure the unprecedented destruction wouldn't happen again. Two years later, would it? There are some concrete signs of tougher protections, but many planned projects are still years off.
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.
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.
Annie Searle, Principal at ASA Risk Consultants, discusses how Business Impact Analysis can and should be used as a basis of a strong operational risk program because it helps businesses understand what the critical processes and why they are so important.
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.
More than 100 emergency managers and business continuity professionals gathered on Aug. 1 at Genentech for the Inaugural Bay Area Emergency Managers (BAEM) conference. The conference focused on integrating all aspects of risk management for more effective emergency response.
The San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the Association of Contingency Planners (ACP) hosted its monthly meeting with an online audience, which featured presentations on Incident Command System integration and children in disasters, on Tuesday, July 8.
Throughout the business continuity industry, practitioners are constantly looking for ways to engage – and stay engaged with – senior management, with the objective of gaining and keeping their support. Practitioners should understand how executives think before trying to get their support.
A key element of any business continuity professional’s job description is helping the organization execute its business continuity arrangements, or as ISO 22301 calls it in Clause 8.4.3, “detecting an incident” and then activating the response. Taken one step further, ISO 22301 calls out a number of specific response-related requirements related to early warning or incident detection that organizations must consider
Chris Wright, Senior Manager of Worldwide Business Continuity and Crisis Management at Amgen, Inc., discusses the value of clearly defined roles and responsibilities and the utilization of tools and supplies during his drills and exercises. Look for next week's video where Melissa Owings with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska, shares how she effectively communicates BCM information with executive management.
As more organizations face the need to provide their services regardless of operating conditions there is the realization that the related discipline of business continuity has it’s own lexicon: BCM, BCP, DR, BIA, RTO, RPO. Just what we all need, more acronyms.
Quality Risk Management enhances the ability of the Business Continuity Management team to effectively deal with uncertainties by providing a framework, skills and experience for more effectively managing risks and uncertainties.
Chilean officials said Friday that water, fuel, electricity and other essential services were being re-established, three days after a powerful magnitude-8.2 earthquake. The government also issued a three-month health alert for the quake-hit regions.
After a chemical spill into West Virginia’s Elk River disrupted “business as usual,” Continuity Insights spoke with Larry McDonnell II, Mike Jennings, and C.W. Sigman, who shared their first-hand accounts of the aftermath, insights into what went right (and what went wrong) along the way, and analysis of how businesses can better prepare for unexpected interruptions.
People living in the path of a deadly Washington state landslide had virtually no warning before a wall of mud, trees and other debris thundered down the mountain. Some of the homeowners didn't even know the hillside could give way at any time.
A business that once was a symbol of hope and recovery has now become a symbol of despair, illustrative of the hard time many New Jersey and New York residents and business are still having in getting back to normal a year and a half after Sandy.
Catalyst Insights provides automatic business continuity metrics that enable business continuity and IT disaster recovery program managers to quickly identify and address preparedness gaps and report on their organization's true level of preparedness.
The Business Continuity Institute has published a report to highlight the cost of common threats to organizations, threats such as IT and telecommunications outage, data breach, cyber attacks and adverse weather conditions.
Counting The Costs & Benefits For Business Continuity From The Perspective Of A Veteran Deployment Housing WarriorMarch 18, 2014 10:17 am | by Michelle Lowther, Continuity Housing | Blogs | Comments
Who knew it could cost $1,000 per person per day just to house critical personnel near their backup site in the event of a Category 2 hurricane? But that’s exactly what happened to one of the largest banks in the U.S. when they had to deploy their Gulf Coast personnel.
Business Continuity Awareness Week began yesterday and runs until Friday, March 21. The annual event is organized by the Business Continuity Institute. This year's theme is 'Counting The Cost,' which according to the BCI is "a theme designed to demonstrate the potential cost of not having an effective business continuity management system."
In the leadup to the 12th Annual Continuity Insights Management Conference, Continuity Insights asks presenters about their chosen topics, key business continuity skills and hypothetical band names. This week we sat down with Sadia Azmat to learn more about her upcoming presentation, “Business Continuity: Revenue Generating.”
Under London's streets in Winston Churchill's World War II bunker, young techies are fighting a new kind of war. Dozens of amateur cyber security experts spent Friday racing to understand why Britain's banking network suddenly seemed to have gone offline.
January's polar vortex knocked several important coal-fired electricity plants in Texas offline, and the Sierra Club said the loss of power shows the state needs more wind turbines and energy conservation programs to avoid possible rolling blackouts.
"In this world, you never eliminate risk, you never bring it down to zero ... but we are working very hard at reducing that risk level and managing it to the best of our collective abilities," Col. Timothy Alben said.
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