With increasing numbers of volatile crude oil trains moving through Seattle's "antiquated" downtown rail tunnel, city emergency planners say more must be done to lower the risk of an oil train accident and improve the city's ability to respond.
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Michelle Lowther, Principal of Continuity Housing, discusses the importance of providing critical personnel a place to stay during a crisis and why it is an important aspect of effectively implementing a business continuity plan.
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.
Sundari Antinarella, Director of Business Resilience at ADP, discusses how her company handles disruptions, both internally and externally, and why it is important to partner with vendors and clients for the company to achieve resiliency.
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.
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.
Suzanne Bernier of SB Crisis Consulting discusses how social media has become an important and effective vehicle to share critical information. As a complement to traditional media, many organizations and first responders have embraced social media for timely crisis communication.
Howard Mannella of Alternative Resiliency Services Corp discusses the five key messages business continuity practitioners should communicate to executive management, including how business continuity and insurance are different and why having a business continuity program is important
Hector Miguel Opazo Santis, Consulting Manager for Resilience Technologies of Chile, discusses business continuity plan automation, what to consider before choosing business continuity management software and why automation is worth considering.
Blaise D'Ambrosio, Global Continuity Manager at T. Rowe Price, offers two reasons why having business continuity become a part of your organizaton's enterprise risk management program is a good idea and can make your program more effective
Ms. Michael Redmond, CEO of Redmond Worldwide, discusses the importance of creating an Emergency Preparedness Plan. She also talks about implementing the plan and what steps should be taken before and after an emergency situation
Steve Ross, Executive Principal for Riskmasters Inc., discusses the importance of being prepared for interruptions caused by cyber attacks and why business continuity professionals should put more effort into planning for such attacks
Kurt Spangler, Senior Vice President of Continuity Logic, discusses the importance of working with vendors and how their experience and expertise can add new dimensions to your organization's business continuity plans and practices.
An explosion at a fireworks plant in Washington state fatally injured a 75-year-old man last week and also injured two other employees. More people could have been hurt and more buildings damaged if the company hadn't been following regulations that require fireworks transfers to happen away from other buildings and other explosives
Lissette, Giorgi, VP Risk Manager at Wells Fargo and President of the Bay Area Chapter of the Association of Contingency Planners, discusses the importance of working with your financial institution in recovering from a business disruption.
Greenpeace has suffered a 3.8 million-euro ($5.2 million) loss on an ill-timed bet in the currency market by a well-intentioned — if reckless — employee in its finance department. The environmental group, which is based in Amsterdam, said Monday the employee — who had bet the euro would not strengthen against other currencies in 2013, when it did — had acted beyond the limits of his authority.
Regina Phelps, founder of Emergency Management & Safety Solutions, spoke about the importance of business continuity exercises at the Continuity Insights West Conference on Tuesday, June 10 at the South San Francisco Convention Center.
The study surveyed more than 434 executives across 22 different countries. The event will feature a panel of leading business continuity practitioners and focuses on how the data from the study can be used to improve business continuity plans.
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.
In the leadup to the 12th Annual Continuity Insights Management Conference, April 28-30, 2014 at the Sheraton New Orleans, Continuity Insights asks presenters about their chosen topics and key business continuity skills. This week we sat down with Kenneth Otis, Director, Business Continuity Management, Liberty Mutual.
First of all, you must understand your company’s vision and plan, and then identify any conflicts or gaps with your BCM program vision and plan. It’s important to understand that you will be speaking with people with less knowledge, background and interest in BCM and resiliency. It’s important to them too, they just may not know it yet!
Speakers' Soapbox: Kimberly Hirsch Discusses Lessons Learned From A Large-Scale Business Continuity ActivationFebruary 11, 2014 9:56 am | by Jonna Mayberry, Editor | Articles | Comments
In the leadup to the 2014 Continuity Insights Management Conference, Continuity Insights asks presenters about their chosen topics and critical business continuity skills. This week we sat down with Kimberly Hirsch from Target to learn more about the importance of real-life case studies and why Harry Connick Jr. would make a good business continuity professional.
Nine first-responders were killed, seven others injured and two were missing as they battled a fire of unknown origin that destroyed an archive of bank documents in Argentina's capital on Wednesday. The fire at the Iron Mountain warehouse took hours to control and the sprawling building appeared to be ruined.
This perspective is the fifth in a series to discuss key elements of the ISO 22301 business continuity management system. Today we’re going to take a look at Clause 9.1.2, the standard’s requirement for evaluation of business continuity procedures.
Gov. Deval Patrick is set to unveil a series of initiatives he says will help prepare Massachusetts for the challenges posed by climate change on public health, energy, transportation and basic infrastructure. The plan includes a $40 million grant program by the Department of Energy Resources.
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