Refining Hurricane-Response Plans in the Wake of Irma

By Bob Alsan, Sr. Business Continuity Program Manager, Ultimate Software: In September 2017, Hurricane Irma impacted Florida with major damage to the state. Overall, the 185-mph-wind-packing, destructive hurricane caused 134 fatalities and damages estimated at $64.66 billion. It was one of those rare hurricanes that cut right up from South

Updated Template for Comprehensive Business Continuity Management Available

The latest edition of The Template for Comprehensive Business Continuity Management to Enhance Your Organization’s Resilience is designed to assist with the development of comprehensive Business Continuity Management programs. The templates will enable you to collect information and evaluate the business environment, identify and reduce risks, analyze business operations, analyze

DR in the Cloud: Guide to Choosing the Right DR Solution

By Zeb Ahmed, CLOUD, XaaS & BCDR Leader - IBM: Although Service Providers have been providing offsite Disaster Recovery solutions for a while now, “Disaster Recovery in the Cloud” is still a relatively new term for some of us. What does it actually mean? In most scenarios, it’s a hosting or

The Risk of Data Breach in Global Organizations

Pulled straight from today’s headlines. It’s no secret that failure on the part of organizations to take cyber security and data breach seriously can lead to financial and reputational damage. According to the BCI’s 2017 Horizon Scan Report, these threats are among the highest rated risks to any organization. Uber is

World Cares Center (WCC) “Supporting Puerto Rico” Fundraiser Scheduled

The World Cares Center (WCC), founded in the aftermath of the attacks of September 11, has scheduled a “Supporting Puerto Rico” fundraiser for December 7, 2017 at the Brooklyn Brewery. WCC is leading efforts and will open 13 Volunteer Reception and Resiliency Centers (VRC) in partnership with local community and faith

Fusion and Everbridge Partner to Deliver Integrated Critical Communications

Business continuity risk management software and services supplier Fusion Risk Management and critical event management and enterprise safety applications provider Everbridge, Inc. have partnered to deliver an enhanced integrated connector offering for businesses. The new integrated critical communications offering will allow enterprise organizations to leverage the Fusion Connector™ for Everbridge® to

Avalution Consulting Opens European Headquarters in Dublin, Ireland

International business continuity, IT disaster recovery, and information security consultancy and software provider Avalution Consulting has opened its European Headquarters in Dublin, Ireland as it embarks on its European expansion with a team of over 30 consultants and Catalyst software team who service clients globally. Irish businesswoman Elaine Tomlin will be

A Staple of BC! Is the BIA Here to Stay?

Business Continuity professionals continue to line up and take sides as they debate the future of the business impact analysis. What does it represent? What are the true benefits? Is a BIA truly necessary? Rico Andrew Patron, AMBCI, MBA, ACS, has entered the fray, weighing in on the conflicting positions

Program Announced for 2018 Continuity Insights Management Conference

Continuity Insights has announced the full conference program, including speakers, sessions, plenaries, and panel discussions for the 2018 Continuity Insights Management Conference, taking place April 23-25, at the Hilton Miami Downtown, Miami, Florida. The preliminary schedule kicks off on Sunday, April 22 with a selection of pre-conference workshops and certification classes,