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

Next-Gen Crisis Management and Business Continuity: How Gen X and Millennials Will Change the Landscape

As the power base within companies is changing include more to Gen X and Millennials, crisis management and business continuity programs will need to adapt. Our industry must find ways to communicate and implement our programs in better ways. Grace Burley, Managing Partner with Strategic Crisis Advisors, and a faculty member

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,

Gaining Traction for Your BCM Program – A Simple, Strategic, Service-Oriented Approach

Is it time to completely change your approach to the problems of “BCM buy-in?” Rachelle Loyear, MBCP, AFBCI, CISM, PMP, and author of The Manager’s Guide to Simple, Strategic, Service-Oriented Business Continuity, stands amongst those who think you should. Loyear, who is Director of Program Management, Integrated Security Solutions for G4S,

Data Security and Encryption in the Cloud

By Zeb Ahmed, CLOUD, XaaS & BCDR Leader - IBM: In Wikipedia’s words, Encryption is the process of encoding messages or information in such a way that only authorized parties can read it. On a daily basis, I meet customers from various verticals. Whether it is healthcare, financial, government, technology or any

New White Paper Highlights the Fours Stages of Active Shooter Incident Recovery

Psychological, social and economic damage done by a shooting incident can continue to impact individuals, families, organizations and communities for decades after the incident. However, much less attention has been given to understanding and proactively planning to manage the post-incident consequences of an active shooter attack. In this white paper from

Away With the BIA!

Dr. David Lindstedt

The Business Impact Analysis (BIA) has been a staple of business continuity (BC) for decades. In that time, the BIA has grown, expanded, and become rather nebulous in its scope, objectives, and value. By exploring both its initial purpose and current implementation, we can conclude that early benefits gained from

Here’s What I Mean By “Business Continuity” – 5 Steps to Success

By Bryan Weisbard, CPA, CFE: When family and friends ask me what I do for a living, I’m almost always greeted by the same blank, confused stare when I respond with “Business Continuity.” To me and others in our profession, the words seem to fit the job. However, even business-minded individuals

New Thinking, New Tips, New Advice

Vendor presentations offer plenty of opportunities for networking, learning about new trends and technologies, and being exposed to case studies that present new thinking, advice on how to tackle the latest challenges facing BC professionals, and tips you can apply when you get back to the office. The 2017 Continuity Insights