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Airlines Will be Required to Collect, Analyze Safety Data

January 9, 2015 9:28 am | by Joan Lowy, Associated Press | News | Comments

New U.S. government rules will require airlines to collect and analyze safety data in an effort to spot troubling trends and help prevent accidents.  The Federal Aviation Administration said the causes of 123 accidents between 2001 and 2010 could have been identified beforehand if airlines had safety management systems in place.

Speaker's Soapbox: Barry Cardoza of Barry Cardoza, LLC.

December 23, 2014 11:40 am | by Joe Shust, Editor | Articles | Comments

Barry Cardoza of Barry Cardoza, LLC, will present...

'Bad Data' A Serious Problem in the Midst of the Ebola Outbreak

December 8, 2014 3:14 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

As health officials struggle to contain the world's biggest-ever Ebola outbreak, their efforts...

Speaker's Soapbox: David Lindstedt of Readiness Analytics

December 2, 2014 10:48 am | by Joe Shust, Editor | Articles | Comments

David Lindstedt of Readiness Analytics will host an interactive session called ...

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Video: Price Speaks at CINY 2014 - Part 1

October 17, 2014 10:14 am | by CI Staff | Videos | Comments

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. 

BC Management Impact Study Now Open

October 10, 2014 10:42 am | by BC Management | Bc Management | Blogs | Comments

BC Management's fifth annual event impact survey will be open from now until Sunday, Nov. 2.  The survey will be used to assess how specific events have impacted organizations by highlighting what was activated in times of an event, the impact to the business, the impact to the personnel, downtime as well as the estimated financial loss by event. 

Price to CINY 2014 Attendees: "Keep it Simple"

October 10, 2014 9:49 am | by Joe Shust, Editor | Articles | Comments

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.


Management Metrics Critical for Business Continuity Program Success

September 16, 2014 11:06 am | by Joe Shust, Editor | Articles | Comments

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.

Video:Business Continuity Management Risk Index

July 29, 2014 9:13 am | Videos | Comments

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

Webinar Addresses Continuity Insights-KPMG Survey Results

June 24, 2014 9:19 am | by Joe Shust | Kpmg Llp, Continuity Insights | Articles | Comments

Panelists discussed how their organizations have used data from this year’s CI-KPMG Global Business Continuity Management Program Benchmarking Study, which surveyed 434 business continuity professionals throughout more than 22 countries.  

BC Management’s 12th Annual BCM Compensation Study

January 7, 2014 9:53 am | by BC Management | News | Comments

BC Management’s 12th Annual BCM Compensation Study includes three compensation assessments to accommodate all BCM professionals. Only study participants will receive a complimentary copy of the world-renowned BCM Compensation Report. 

Continuity Q&A: David Lindstedt On Preparedness & Recoverability Metrics

July 9, 2013 10:31 am | by Jonna Mayberry, Editor | Articles | Comments

At the first-annual Continuity Insights Chicago conference, David Lindstedt, PhD, PMP, CBCP, Director, Program Management: Office of Distance Education and eLearning at The Ohio State University, presented “Preparedness & Recoverability Metrics: Quantifying Confidence & Assessing Intuitions.” Continuity Insights spoke with Dr. Lindstedt in order to learn more about his topic. 


Continuity Insights Chicago 2013

February 7, 2013 2:29 pm | by Jonna Mayberry, Editor | Events

June 18-19, 2013 at the AMA Executive Conference Center, Chicago, Il.Continuity Insights Chicago will address the critical issues most important to business continuity professionals in the Midwest, and facilitate the sharing of meaningful and valuable information between regional colleagues.

Tervela Turbo Blasts Into The Big Data Marketplace

October 23, 2012 12:19 pm | News | Comments

Tervela Turbo, based on Tervela's proven data fabric platform, is a high-performance data movement engine that feeds mission-critical applications on the front-line of business with large-scale, streamed data. The product was built for real-time business intelligence and operational analytics.

E. Program Development, Methodology & Measurement Track — 2012 Continuity Insights Management Conference

April 4, 2012 12:09 pm | by Luke Simpson, Editor | Events

A listing of Program Development, Methodology & Measurement educational sessions at the 2012 Continuity Insights Management Conference and links to download presentation slides.

2012 Continuity Insights Management Conference

February 28, 2012 11:13 am | News | Comments

The Continuity Insights Management Conference is the premiere event for strategic business continuity discussion, offering unmatched opportunities to learn and network.

Continuity Insights & KPMG LLP Launch Global Business Continuity Management Program Benchmarking Study

November 29, 2011 4:40 am | by Luke Simpson, Editor | News | Comments

Continuity Insights and KPMG LLP are pleased to announce the re-launch of the widely-recognized Business Continuity Management Program Benchmarking Study.


Ask the EAB- May/June 2011

May 4, 2011 12:47 pm | by Buffy Rojas Editor-in-Chief | Articles | Comments

How do you measure the effectiveness of your program?  How do you know that what you’re doing is really working and that your organization (and those upon whom you are dependent) is truly prepared?

Yeah, That Makes Sense

September 23, 2010 8:00 pm | by Joe Jurchak Director of BC Management | Articles | Comments

It’s a beautiful thing when your management understands immediately where your continuity risks are and what needs to be done about them. Getting to that point requires a little science and a lot of art. Metrics and reporting are the communication instruments of a sound BCP program. Often regarded as a simple technical exercise in gathering data, they can make or break your program’s effectiveness in leading the firm to sound continuity capabilities.

Creating Program Metrics that Demonstrate Value

April 11, 2010 8:00 pm | by Brian Strong | Articles | Comments

Measuring program effectiveness is often considered the holy grail of business continuity. Learn how one company undertook a fearless journey into this nebulous terrain by viewing its program as a business process and embracing continuous improv...

Focusing and Measuring Your Continuity Efforts to Improve Resiliency

April 11, 2010 8:00 pm | by Tanya Raso | Articles | Comments

How do you ensure your organization is addressing its most critical continuity exposures? How do you know if you’ve reached your goal of resilience? If you’re challenged with implementing a business continuity program across a global organizatio...

Iterative Project Management Meets Business Continuity Management

January 3, 2010 7:00 pm | by Jeff Puetz Director of Enterprise Risk Management | Articles | Comments

When I was asked at a recent business continuity conference whether I was enjoying the program, I answered something like “The speakers are all very knowledgeable, but I’m not hearing any new ideas.” The person with whom I was speaking shared something with me that I took to heart. He argued that benefit is not always derived from a new idea, but possibly by approaching an idea from a different perspective.

Effective Measurements and Reporting

May 5, 2008 8:00 pm | by Adam Levison Senior Vice President | Articles | Comments

As the follow-up to the 2007 Continuity Insights session on metrics and reporting methodologies, this session will take a brief look at how implementing strong metrics and reporting techniques can improve program representation, elevate exposure...

Managing Operational Resiliency - A Benchmarking Case Study

February 29, 2008 7:00 pm | by Charles Wallen and Dave White | Articles | Comments

Organizations have become increasingly aware of the strategic importance of business continuity, security, and the management of operational risk. The term resiliency is being applied to a variety of efforts to improve capabilities to adaptively respond to disruptive events, be they disasters, cyber-attacks, or human error. Building a resilient organization requires a few basics: a clear definition of resilience, a way to measure capabilities, and a roadmap to provide direction for improvement. To that end, the Financial Services Technology Consortium (FSTC) and Carnegie Mellon CERT, have developed a resiliency management approach and the supporting Resiliency Engineering Framework (REF).

BCP at Citi: It's Crystal Clear

August 31, 2007 8:00 pm | by Buffy Rojas Editor-in-Chief | Articles | Comments

Ask Rudy Garcia about his business continuity program and there are a few key phrases that you're going to hear quite a bit: crystal clear, business drivers, strategic planning, communication, useful information, day-to-day basis. Those phrases pretty well sum up Garcia's approach to BCP: Have a crystal clear understanding of the organization's business drivers. Develop a strategic business continuity program that is aligned with the business. Communicate that program to all relevant parties. Provide stakeholders, particularly top management, with useful information that will help them make business decisions. And add value to the organization on a day-to-day basis.

Now that You're Good At Measuring Compliance, Start Measuring Capabilities

April 22, 2007 8:00 pm | by Joe Jurchak Director of BC Management | Articles | Comments

Ninety-three percent of your IT systems passed their recovery test and 99 percent of your plans had annual maintenance applied on time. Does this mean you are ready? Are you as resilient as the business requires? This session illustrates commo...

A Results-Driven Approach to Business Resilience

May 7, 2006 8:00 pm | by George Andrews | Articles | Comments

Business executives want a business resilience program that is managed well and they want to know where the program is headed. The program should answer key questions for executives, including: How resilient are my critical business processes? H...

FSTC Resiliency Maturity Model, A Process Improvement and Measurement Tool

May 7, 2006 8:00 pm | by Charles Wallen | Articles | Comments

This session will discuss a project currently being undertaken by the Financial Services Technology Consortium and the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. These groups aim to define a Resiliency Maturity Model (RMM) fra...

Continuity Planning Dilemmas: Fatalism Versus Precaution

June 30, 2005 8:00 pm | by Mark Jablonowski | Articles | Comments

The bigger the risk, the harder it is to plan to deal with it. BCP is most difficult for hazards that can cause effects that are terminal, irreversible, and present the greatest peril to s-as individuals, corporations, communities, or society at large. The very size and potential of these major risks is compelling, yet we remain strangely powerless when actually faced with them.

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