In a video released Monday by Al-Qaeda backed Somali rebel group Al-Shabab, a member of the organization called on Muslims in the west to carry out attacks on shopping malls. Although U.S. authorities said they have no credible evidence that any sort of organized attack is in the works, the video named specific targets, including the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn.
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Today’s businesses lean more on technology then they ever have, which has made information technology and disaster recovery an important part of any business continuity plan. Business continuity and IT professionals must work together more than ever to keep their companies online while maintaining critical business functions.
For business continuity professionals, case studies can be an important tool in improving their programs. Having the opportunity to hear a first-hand account of a plan being developed or put into action can go a long way in finding out what works, what doesn’t and what kind of challenges are on the horizon.
In light of breaches at companies like Home Depot and Target, the president is proposing legislation that would require companies to inform their customers whether their data has been compromised within 30 days called the Personal Data Notification and Protection Act. The act would also make it a crime to sell customers’ identities overseas.
President Barack Obama wants Congress to pass legislation requiring companies to inform customers within 30 days if their data has been hacked, a move that follows high-profile breaches at retailers including Target, Home Depot and Neiman Marcus.
An Italian court convicted a Chinese garment manufacturer and two Chinese managers of manslaughter in a 2013 factory fire that killed seven people in the Tuscan city of Prato. The stiffest sentence, eight years and eight months, went to Lin You Lan, the owner of the Teresa Moda factory, which churned out cheap clothes in the largely Chinese manufacturing district in Tuscany.
Pete O'Dell discusses how lessons from the Sony hack attack that might motivate boards of directors to start taking proactive measures against attacks that could potentially have much broader scope than having customer data compromised and e-mails leaked.
The book is closed on 2014 and with a new year comes a new set of resolutions. To help grow your business continuity program, consider making a 'continuity resolution,' to build support from executives and change the way they look at resilience.
A massive data breach at Sony Pictures Entertainment, which experts believe was targeted by North Korea as retaliation for a film depicting the assassination of its leader Kim Jong Un, has led to an international incident that has gained the attention of business continuity professionals.
Geno Pandolfi of U.S. Bank and Peter Laz of Forsythe Solutions will present "Five Characteristics of Successful Enterprise Resiliency and Five Core Concepts for Partnership Success." They will focus on the importance of enterprise-wide resiliency and how to build partnerships throughout an organization.
Daniel Olbur, Business Continuity Analyst for VW Credit, Inc., will host a session called "Creating a BC Playbook: Business Continuity Planning for Sports Fans." His presentation will focus on preparing laying the foundation for an effective BC plan and preparing like a sports team for a big game through practice, repitition, exercise and muscle memory.
Howard Price, Director of Business Continuity at ABC Television, gave the keynote presentation at Continuity Insights New York 2014 on Wednesday, Oct. 8. He discussed management metrics and the importance of keeping your BC plan simple. This is part two of his presentation.
Howard Price, Director of Business Continuity at ABC Television, gave the keynote presentation at Continuity Insights New York 2014 on Wednesday, Oct. 8. He discussed management metrics and the importance of keeping your BC plan simple. This is part one of his presentation.
Erika Voss, Business Continuity Manager at Microsoft, discusses communication with senior management and explains why it is important to be prepared when discussing emergency situations. She provides examples from her own career of events where she needed to interact with senior executives.
Keynote presenter Howard Price, Director of Business Continuity for ABC Television, spoke about the importance of measuring business continuity program effectiveness, simplifying the BC process and communicating with senior management on Wednesday, Oct. 8 at Continuity Insights New York 2014.
Social media has taken the world by storm, allowing mass communication over large distances in ways that just a few years ago would have been impossible. While outlets like Facebook and Twitter are commonly used for personal communication, they can be valuable tools for business continuity professionals.
When talking about the benefits of business continuity planning (BCP), industry vendors and planners typically tout one overarching benefit: When affected by a business interruption, having a plan drastically increases your odds of preserving revenue and keeping your doors open.
Metrics can be an important part of any business continuity program, but business continuity professionals are often unsure of how to use those metrics or even which to use to improve their program. At Continuity Insights New York 2014 on Oct. 7-8, Director of Business Continuity for ABC Howard Price will discuss using management metrics to incentivize resilience.
Lyndon Byrd, Technical Director of the Business Continuity Institute, discusses the importance to top level commitment and gaining the support of executives and management. He says business continuity programs that get executives on board are often the most successful.
Ken Simpson discusses the importance of the "cyber supply chain" in preparing for cyber threats and how business continuity and logistics can go hand-in-hand for organizations looking to prevent such threats. He also discusses sharing the critical cyber threats with senior management.
Robert Edson, Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing for Mission Mode Solutions, talked with Continuity Insights about mass notification and why it is so important. Topics include its place in the incident management lifecycle, social media as a communications tool and executive integration
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
Mike Kadar of MK Continuity & Availability LLC discusses his business continuity management risk index and how it can be used to gain support from executives and express business continuity related data in a concise and effective manner
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.
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.
Melissa Owings, Business Continuity Manager at Blue Cross Blue Shield, shares how she effectively communicates business continuity management information with executives. She discusses the importance of keeping reports concise and informative.
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