At its heart, PS-Prep certification is a very straightforward process: Simply certify to one of the three standards chosen by DHS and you’re pretty much good to go. Unfortunately, PS-Prep is plagued by several technicalities that cause potential adopter’s eyes to glaze over faster than you can say “ANAB-accredited certifying body.” To shed some light on the program, Continuity Insights speaks with Tim Mathews, Director of Enterprise Resiliency at Educational Testing Service, about how PS-Prep can shore up supply chains, the Wal-Mart effect, accreditation roadblocks, and the special consideration for small businesses.
A listing of PS-Prep & Beyond educational sessions at the 2012 Continuity Insights Management Conference and links to download presentation slides.
As PS-Prep is creeping along, what we’re all wondering is will it somehow become mandatory (by state, by industry, by federal law)? I know that you don’t know, but I’m interested in your take on it. Do you think it will be mandatory someday, someway? And if so, would that be a good thing or a bad thing?
Will PS-Prep certification be mandatory? Complicated? Costly? Worth it? And what about this pilot program? With so many questions and so much still up in the air, we ask an expert to sort out what certification might mean to you, and whether this voluntary standard will remain voluntary.
In an era of just-in-time inventory policies, and increasing outsourcing of formerly internal business functions, firms are increasingly concerned about the preparedness of suppliers, especially those who provide mission-critical resources, some...
Businesses and government are encountering a growing number of local and national compliance requirements, which have substantially added to the burden building and testing preparedness plans. We can expect to see additional regulations and guid...
By now infamous, the "Framework for Voluntary Preparedness" seeks to provide the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with private sector input into the creation of a voluntary private sector preparedness program. This yet-to-be formed program is called for by Title IX of the U.S. federal law "Implementing Recommen-dations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007."
Get the latest insights in the evolving voluntary certification program for business and learn about the opportunity to integrate key benefits in areas including insurance, mitigating legal liability, acknowledgement by rating agencies, supply c...
The "buzz" in the business continuity industry is the enactment of "Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007." Also known as H.R. 1 and Public Law 110-53, this legislation includes a key section on Private Sector Preparedness (Title IX) addressing the development and implementation of a "Voluntary Private Sector Preparedness Accreditation and Certification Program."