What Are the Effects of Reputational Damage?

Does your organization’s reputation have value within your industry? Of course it does, which means the circumstances that can impact this value present a risk, even when your company has done little wrong and isn’t at fault. But what are the “real” risks of reputational damage? Incidents happen that can damage

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,

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

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

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

Continuity Insights 2017 New York Conference Set for Monday

The sixth annual Continuity Insights New York Conference will kick off Monday, October 23. The two-day event will take place at the TKP Conference Center in New York City. The event will feature presentations by business continuity and resilience professionals from a wide range of industries. The conference includes sessions on

Will You Be Ready When Disaster Strikes?

Businesses are under siege from an increasing number of natural and man-made disruptive events. One crisis can destroy your business and impact the lives of all involved. The recently published book, The Ultimate Business Continuity Success Guide, demonstrates how cutting-edge preparation techniques and tools can make your business unbreakable while

Surviving a Business Continuity Audit

Comprehensive business continuity audits will traditionally inspect virtually every aspect of a program by evaluating risk-based planning, observing BCP/DR tests, and assessing the entirety of the BIA. Can your business continuity/disaster recovery plan withstand the rigors of an audit? Jacob Neufeld, Enterprise Resiliency Manager with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, will