The Case for Integration – Converting the BCM Silo into an Enterprise Risk Foundation

New demands are being placed on the Business Continuity organization to provide more services to the enterprise, often with little or no resources to support them. Higher levels of productivity, meeting new regulatory mandates, and providing coverage for new corporate acquisitions, are just a few of these new demands. But

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

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

Get Serious: How to Drive Cultural Buy-In for BCM

How strong is your organization’s BCM culture? Do you struggle with buy-in for your program? Many organizations face this challenge and are looking for strategies that both ensure a commitment to continued process improvement and acknowledge the reality of continuity risk. Join Tracey Forbes Rice, Vice President of Customer Engagement for

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,