A recent study found reputational risks to be the second-biggest driver for business continuity management (BCM) programs. At the 2012 Continuity Insights Management Conference, seven business continuity experts discuss reputational risks, how they can be addresses and the role that role social media plays.
While BC programs (BCPs) offer immense value to organizations they are not always leveraged to...
With its corporate ofices in Akron, OH -- within reach of Sandy as it moved inland -- and...
Brian Zawada, member of the U.S. Technical Advisory Group to ISO Technical Committee 223,...
President Barack Obama eliminated money for the center and eight similar programs overseen by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health in his budget plan. It's unclear what Congress will do, but the centers have been previously threatened with budget cuts and saw the money restored.
Continuity Insights sat down with Walt Thomasson, Managing Director at Rentsys Recovery Services — a disaster recovery business continuity provider that supports customers in the U.S. and Canada — to find out more about the best testing strategies, current industry trends, and how to make recovery fit into your budget.
A perfect storm of simulated disasters is slowly unfolding across the United States, as thousands of military and Defense Department members join their interagency partners in fine-tuning their disaster-response processes just ahead of the upcoming hurricane and wildfire seasons.
Fall River County Emergency Manager Frank Maynard said an outside group of people in South Dakota with a stake in emergency management issues devised the scenario and he did not know what was being used as the source of the threat for Tuesday's drill until after it was carried out. He declined to identify any members of the group or where they are based, saying, "I'm not throwing anyone under the bus."
“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.
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.
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.
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.
The Center for Continuity Leadership, a company known for end-user continuity training, announced that it has rebranded and adopted a new name: Ripcord. Ripcord provides consulting and advisory services along with web-based informational, instructional and experiential trainings delivered from within a client’s Learning Management System.
Thank you to the speakers, exhibitors, attendees and partners who helped make the 2013 Continuity Insights Management Conference a success!
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 plant has been closed since May of last year after the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission ordered Honeywell to make the site able to withstand an earthquake or tornado. The regulators also wanted the company to revise its emergency response plans to natural disasters.
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.
A listing of Case Study educational sessions at the 2013 Continuity Insights Management Conference and links to download presentation slides.
A listing of Emerging Issues educational sessions at the 2013 Continuity Insights Management Conference and links to download presentation slides.
A listing of the Training & Professional Development educational sessions at the 2013 Continuity Insights Management Conference and links to download presentation slides.
D: Program Development, Methodology & Measurement Track — 2013 Continuity Insights Management ConferenceApril 11, 2013 12:13 pm | by Jonna Mayberry, Editor | Events | Comments
A listing of the Program Development, Methodology & Measurement educational sessions at the 2013 Continuity Insights Management Conference and links to download presentation slides.
A listing of the Information Technology educational sessions at the 2013 Continuity Insights Management Conference and links to download presentation slides.
I definitely benefitted from “organized chaos” while I was abroad, and it seems that this same approach is equally beneficial for business continuity. Continuity professionals continually strive to innovate and add nuances to exercises to ensure full engagement by the participants.
As an auditable standard, ISO 22301 is difficult to envision without significant automation for key parts of the program. Specific features are needed to affordably meet the goals of such a program. This article addresses some of the major areas requiring systems software.