Business Continuity Has a Defined Role With Cyber Resilience Strategies

As business continuity has become intertwined with cyber security for threats requiring coordinated responses across organizations’ departments, it has carved out a clearly defined role with cyber resilience strategies. This is one of the key findings of the Business Continuity Institute’s 2018 Cyber Resilience Report. Since the first publication of 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

Are You Guilty of Avoiding Crisis Planning?

Preparing for a disaster may not be at the top of everyone’s to-do list. Deadlines, proposals, and meetings fill the day, let alone the roles and responsibilities we all encounter at home. Is crisis planning glamorous? Maybe not. Is it necessary? Absolutely. Like it or not, disasters are a natural part

Preparing for Every Possible Threat With a Flexible BCP

Your business is unlike any other. No matter what industry you serve or how many competitors you run up against, your business is unique with its own set of challenges and potential threats. And it’s why your operation requires the implementation of a business continuity plan that’s practical, easy to