Workplace Violence One Day Conference December 5, 2017

Save the date and make plans to join your colleagues and Continuity Insights for Workplace Violence: A Multidisciplinary Perspective. The event will take place on December 5, 2017 at the Doubletree by Hilton in Philadelphia. This one-day workshop will feature some of the nation’s foremost authorities on this all-too-often occurring incident, individuals

A Methodological Approach for Developing a BIA

From defining the boundaries, to assessing financial and operational impacts, to identifying critical processes, to determining RPOs for critical activities, there is a true methodological approach for developing a business impact analysis (BIA). The BIA allows organizations to identify the critical processes of business and its continuity requirements, which become

CPAC Symposium Call for Papers

The Call for Presentations is now open for the annual CPAC (Contingency Planning Association of the Carolinas) Symposium. Topics for breakout sessions, workshops, and panel are being accepted until November 30. Speakers at the 2018 Symposium will gain access to nearly 200 contingency professionals to provide them with a fresh perspective,

Shadow IT – More Vital Than You Might Think . . . 5 Self-Help DR Steps to Take Now!

By Jon Murphy Love it or hate it, with the consumerization of IT and rapid adoption of all things cloud computing, most organizations are loudly demonstrating their need for new tools to do more – faster and more efficiently than ever before. That in part is making Shadow IT pervasive in

Cyber Breaches and Business Resilience . . . Industry Observations

One of the top concerns for every company is cyber security. In order to effectively address the issues, organizations must have the right plans, processes, and security policies in place to avoid business disruptions. Robbie Atabaigi, Lead Specialist with KPMG LLP’s Southeast Cyber Practice, and Jodie Wright, Manager with KPMG LLP’s

New Crisis Management Platform Simplifies, Centralizes Response Team Coordination

Groupdolists, a new cross-platform SaaS solution built for security operations and emergency management teams responsible for protecting employees and assets, has been developed to simplify crisis response team coordination and recovery. Today’s Groupdolists launch instantly creates a common operating picture that harmonizes processes and procedures across any organization. The Groupdolists crisis management

Disaster Recovery in the Cloud: Are You Prepared?

By Zeb Ahmed, CLOUD, XaaS & BCDR Leader – IBM: While the importance of choosing the right disaster recovery solution and cloud provider cannot be understated, having a disaster recovery runbook is equally important (if not more). I have been involved in multiple conversations where the customer’s primary focus was the

Lessons from Hurricane Harvey

In the wake of the devastation of Hurricane Harvey, and now Hurricane Irma, the topics of preparedness, land-use regulations, and catastrophic insurance are coming to the fore and signaling a need for change as we try to learn from these two catastrophic storms. Wharton School professors Howard Kunreuther and Robert Meyer,

Will You Be Ready When Disaster Strikes?

Businesses are under siege from an increasing number of natural and man-made disruptive events. One crisis can destroy your business and impact the lives of all involved. The recently published book, The Ultimate Business Continuity Success Guide, demonstrates how cutting-edge preparation techniques and tools can make your business unbreakable while