Raising Awareness and Bridging the Gap between Disaster Preparedness at Work and Home

By Kathy Lee Patterson and Hannah Zimmerman, Independence Blue Cross: Raising Business Continuity awareness within your organization is a crucial part of your program’s success. However, before you begin, you will want to be confident that certain initiatives are achieved before you go public with your work. The short list of necessary

Become a Weather Expert, Build Resilience to Weather Threats

It’s been months, but the 2017 hurricane season still looms over operational planning, as many areas impacted by major hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria are still suffering the consequences of those devastating storms. Become a Weather Expert for your Organization and Build Resilience to Weather Threats, the latest addition to the

Full Program Announced for Continuity Insights’ 2018 New York Conference

Continuity Insights and the Contingency Planning Exchange have announced the full conference program, including keynotes, speakers, and sessions, for the 2018 Continuity Insights New York Conference, taking place October 22 at the Wyndham New Yorker Hotel in the heart of New York City. A wide spectrum of sessions dealing with the

Does Your Organization Take Longer to Recover from a Crisis Than Most?

Organizations spent an average of 1,219.2 hours in business resumption mode in the last year. That means more than 50 business-as-usual calendar days were lost due to crises. Those are the findings of Firestorm’s 7th Edition Crisis Event Impact Management Report. To break it down a little more: 1,328.2 hours lost

What You Need to Know About Corporate Situational Awareness

Your organization faces multiple risks every day, from disgruntled ex-employees planning revenge, to a Pacific cyclone delaying vital supply chain shipments, and a host of threats in between. Without a strong set situational awareness tools and policies, you face a tsunami of disjointed information that can cause you to miss

ICYMI: Building a Crisis Communications Team

By Jennifer March, Vanguard – Warren Buffett once famously said, “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it.” A crisis communications team, as part of a robust business continuity program, is a company’s best tool to protect their reputation after a disaster strikes. While your operations

Are You Guilty of Avoiding Crisis Planning?

Preparing for a disaster may not be at the top of everyone’s to-do list. Deadlines, proposals, and meetings fill the day, let alone the roles and responsibilities we all encounter at home. Is crisis planning glamorous? Maybe not. Is it necessary? Absolutely. Like it or not, disasters are a natural part

Preparing for Every Possible Threat With a Flexible BCP

Your business is unlike any other. No matter what industry you serve or how many competitors you run up against, your business is unique with its own set of challenges and potential threats. And it’s why your operation requires the implementation of a business continuity plan that’s practical, easy to

New Safety Training DVD Program for Response to a Mass Shooting

Active Shooter: Rapid Response is a safety training DVD for school administration, law enforcement, emergency management, and others who may be first responders to a mass shooting. The program shows how preparedness for and response to these fast-breaking and dangerous events is a joint effort between police, fire, EMS, community