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

BCI.org Updates Good Practice Guidelines for 2018

The Business Continuity Institute’s (BCI) Good Practice Guidelines (GPG) are the independent body of knowledge for good Business Continuity practice worldwide. They represent current global thinking in good Business Continuity (BC) practice and now include terminology from ISO 22301:2012, the International Standard for Business Continuity management systems. The BCM Lifecycle has

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,

FEMA Releases Updated National Incident Management System

FEMA has released a refreshed National Incident Management System (NIMS) doctrine, providing a common, nationwide approach to enable the whole community to work together to manage all threats and hazards. Lessons learned from exercises and real-world incidents, best practices, and changes in national policy have been incorporated in updated version. According

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,

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