Business Interrupted – Cyber Risk Gets Physical

The magnitude of recent events is posing unprecedented challenges to corporate boards, C-suite executives, and shareholders. For this reason, it’s critically important for business continuity, incident management, disaster recovery, and emergency management professionals to stay informed of developments in the cybersecurity arena. Join Dr. Nader Mehravari, Chief Scientist with Axio, and

Is Your Organization Prepared for Its Next Cyber Attack?

Cyberattacks are the number threat facing your organization today, according to the BCI’s recently released Horizon Scan Report. A new webinar, “Is Your Organization Prepared for Its Next Cyber Attack?,” will demonstrate a coordinated response to and recovery from a cyberattack, and how to respond smarter when customer data is

New Mobile App Improves Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery

Sungard Availability Services (Sungard AS) has introduced the ‘Act with Assurance’ mobile app, which coordinates with the Assurance Software platform to provide a more interactive, efficient way to manage business continuity. It delivers individualized playbooks to recovery team members for each test exercise or actual event, right to their mobile

Physical Security, Employee Safety Growing Concern for Operational Resilience

Findings from the latest Emergency Communication Report, published by the Business Continuity Institute (BCI), indicate that preserving physical security and safety of employees is the greatest concern for business continuity and resilience professionals, especially, when it comes to producing emergency communications plans. The report also showed that one third (34%)

Event Impact Management Assessment Report Now Open

International recruitment and research company BC Management has launched its 7th Edition Event Impact Management Assessment, which focuses on how organizations prepare for events. In addition, this year’s study will gauge how specific events (accident, human disaster, natural, and technical) have impacted organizations by highlighting what was activated in times

It’s Almost 2018 – Is Your Crisis Plan in Shape?

A new ebook, 'Is Your Crisis Plan in Shape for 2018?' is available to organizations interested in building state-of-the-art crisis plans. The new volume from from RockDove Solutions presents an overview of five threats that still pack a punch, five emerging threats to watch out for, and three crucial resources

Refining Hurricane-Response Plans in the Wake of Irma

By Bob Alsan, Sr. Business Continuity Program Manager, Ultimate Software: In September 2017, Hurricane Irma impacted Florida with major damage to the state. Overall, the 185-mph-wind-packing, destructive hurricane caused 134 fatalities and damages estimated at $64.66 billion. It was one of those rare hurricanes that cut right up from South

The State of Gender Diversity in BCM

The latest survey from global information technology research and advisory company Gartner and the Association of Continuity Professionals (ACP) reports on gender diversity in the business continuity management (BCM) profession. The survey results were based on responses from the ACP’s membership. Roberta Witty, a Gartner Research Vice President, who is part