It is not uncommon for a business continuity planner to be asked to perform a business impact analysis (BIA). Indeed, the BIA constitutes the first step in developing a sound continuity planning program. Without knowing how your organization mig...
“The beginnings of changing attitudes in the private sector now need to transform into a more systematic approach to disaster risk management in partnership with the public sector to make the world a safer place,” Ms. Wahlström said, adding that this will be a major focus of the Global Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction to be held in Geneva next week.
Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. EDT When it comes to determining whether a continuous-availability or high-availability solution is best, many organizations have a lot of questions. Learn the difference between a continuous-availability and a high availability-solution, how to protect mission-critical assets, and much more! REGISTER TODAY!
In your company, you want a partnership in preparedness, so that all of the discipline leaders are interacting effectively. The DR people need to know where the BC people are going to recover. You can drive that integration now, before a disaster, to create positive resilience when you do have a disaster.
The scorecard is used to facilitate the movement from one activity to the next in a natural way … it allows me to measure progress and acknowledge progress, and it keeps my company focused on goals — whether they are plan goals, departmental goals or company goals.
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT ISO 22301 is the first converged standard in the DR/BC Industry. But what does it mean to you and your organization? Where does it provide leadership and best practice, and where does it present the obvious or represent compromise? Most importantly, what aspects provide direction for opportunities to improve your program and deliver business value?Attend this session for a practical approach to embracing ISO 22301 — on your terms!
Two respiratory viruses in different parts of the world have captured the attention of global health officials — a novel coronavirus in the Middle East and a new bird flu spreading in China. Last week, the coronavirus related to SARS spread to France, where one patient who probably caught the disease in Dubai infected his hospital roommate.
Seismic activity has increased at the Popocatepetl volcano near Mexico City, leading authorities to alert towns in two central states and the capital. Mexico's National Disaster Prevention Center says the white-capped volcano spewed a plume of steam more than a half mile into the sky.
It all began when a man with black shoe polish smeared all over his face exited Interstate 25 and barreled into town one evening last winter. A witness said John Barberini didn't brake before he crashed into the Horton's Corner convenience store Dec. 30, starting a fire that burned up his sport utility vehicle, burned down the store and caused a massive lingering headache for the 200 people of Chugwater.
Government has predefined duties at every level — federal, state and local. One of the major duties of government (other than collection of revenues), is public safety. Since the turn of the century, we have seen several paradigm shifts in the relationship between government and the private sector.
Speakers’ Soapbox: David Nolan On Social Media Misconceptions & Lessons From The Boston Marathon BombingMay 7, 2013 9:31 am | by Jonna Mayberry, Editor | Articles | Comments
In the leadup to the Continuity Insights Chicago Conference, June 18-19, Chicago O’Hare, Continuity Insights asks presenters about their chosen topics and critical business continuity skills. This week, David Nolan, CEO and founder, Fusion Risk Management, Inc. discusses social media and business continuity preparedness.
A lot has been written about the differences and similarities between the Brits and the Americans, but while visiting San Diego for the 2013 Continuity Insights Management Conference, one or two more things struck me. Despite fighting the same wars and mostly being on the same side, we still have a lot that divides us, and in the context of business continuity, such differences can be important.
CFTC Commissioner Bart Chilton suggested they consider imposing tougher cybersecurity rules for investment firms and others that trade. Firms could be held accountable and sanctioned if their security systems were inadequate to prevent a breech.
James Kirwa of Kenya has won his second straight Pittsburgh Marathon on Sunday amid heightened security following the Boston Marathon bombings, and with a contingent of runners unable to finish the Boston race. About three dozen participants in Sunday's race were expected to be runners who had been unable to finish last month's Boston Marathon.
Hurricane evacuation areas would encompass 640,000 more city residents, and the number of zones would double, under new plans. Details on the new zones won't be released until June, but the changes could mean neighborhoods around the city might newly be told to clear out ahead of future storms.
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT ISO 22301 is the first converged standard in the DR/BC Industry. But what does it mean to you and your organization? Where does it provide leadership and best practice, and where does it present the obvious or represent compromise? Most importantly, what aspects provide direction for opportunities to improve your program and deliver business value?Attend this session for a practical approach to embracing ISO 22301 — on your terms!REGISTER TODAY
Following the recent launch of the Good Practice Guidelines (GPG) 2013 in March this year during Business Continuity Awareness Week (BCAW) 2013, the BCI is pleased to announce the release of the new BCI Good Practice Guidelines Training Course.
At the turn of the current century, BP was on a path to building a reputation as an environmental thought leader. Fast forward to 2013, however, and BP has not only lost its reputation, but also $54 billion in value. Reputation may be an organization’s most important asset, but its intangible nature may make it the most difficult asset to manage.
Shots Fired: Managing the Operational Risk of an Active Shooter Incident. A plenary session presented by Steven Crimando at the 2013 Continuity Insights Management Conference.
The Boston Marathon bombers were headed for New York's Times Square to blow up the rest of their explosives, authorities said Thursday, in what they portrayed as a chilling, spur-of-the-moment scheme that fell apart when the brothers realized the car they had hijacked was low on gas.
The ability to send emergency notifications over any device or platform enables targeted messages to successfully reach and warn large numbers of people about imminent or existing danger, potentially taming an incident or emergency from turning into a crisis or catastrophe. However, every situation is different, and there is no one-size-fits-all solution.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. EDT The typical data backup and restore solution usually relies on a locally-replicated copy of your data and a remote off-premises backup. But if you run a mission-critical enterprise where losing data or disrupting business continuity is not an option, even these sensible scenarios may not cut it anymore.What if your local copy is corrupted or doesn’t go far enough in time, and your cloud-hosted backup is off-line or damaged in a disaster? This is when you’ll wish you had the third copy of your data available.In this webinar, you’ll learn how do determine if you need this third level of protection, how this additional level of data protection can be implemented, and interesting use cases and best practices. REGISTER TODAY
As one client recently noted, "I don't want my company's name in the news because we were able to fly our employees out of a bad situation, but we left our contractors sitting on the tarmac with no way to evacuate." Thinking about Duty of Care only as the small print at the bottom of your travel itinerary won't be enough when a crisis erupts in a foreign country and you don't have a plan to get your staff out safely.
Mail-Gard®, a division of IWCO Direct and one of the nation’s leading providers of critical communication recovery solutions, announced it has partnered with Data Management International (DMI) to offer cloud-based document management recovery services including document capture recovery and document management system archiving.
North Korea was responsible for a cyberattack that shut down tens of thousands of computers and servers at South Korean broadcasters and banks last month, officials in Seoul said Wednesday, noting that an initial investigation pointed to a military-run spy agency as the culprit.
A listing of Case Study educational sessions at the 2013 Continuity Insights Management Conference and links to download presentation slides.