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

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

Next Generation Business Continuity: Protecting Workloads in the Cloud

By Dennis Wenk, Dimension Data: Cloud computing is rapidly becoming the IT industry’s “new normal,” and with this rise of cloud, organizations must rethink their business continuity strategies. Traditional business continuity tools, processes and strategies were all designed for standardized IT-environments; where wholesale data centers were recovered, in mass after