Tying it Together: Why Organizations Should Take an Operational Approach to Risk Management

By Robert Sibik: Combining business continuity and risk management into a single operational process is the most effective way to prepare for the worst. Combining two seemingly unrelated entities to make a better, more useful creation is a keystone of innovation. Think of products like the clock radio and the wheeled

Are You Ready, Getting Ready, or Getting Ready to Get Ready?

By Gerard Braud, CSP, Fellow IEC: How ready are you to communicate quickly, like an expert, in a crisis? Adjacent to your Business Continuity Plan should be your Crisis Communications Plan. Your crisis readiness should position your organization to communicate quickly with your employees, the media, your customers, your community, and other

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

ICYMI: The Threat of Violence – A Reality in the Modern Workplace

Steve Crimando | Behavioral Science Applications Like it or not, every organization is vulnerable to workplace violence, regardless its size, type or location. An incident of workplace violence can be devastating to an organization—to employee safety and security, to employee morale, to employee retention and recruiting, and to its reputation

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

New Job? Your 1st 100 Days – New Webinar

Business Continuity Professionals shift jobs for a variety of reasons but usually because of a fantastic opportunity, significant challenge, or just to find a different company culture. It could be a promotion within your current organization, a restart after a reorganization, or changing organizations altogether. No matter how you got

Data Security and Encryption in the Cloud

By Zeb Ahmed, CLOUD, XaaS & BCDR Leader - IBM: In Wikipedia’s words, Encryption is the process of encoding messages or information in such a way that only authorized parties can read it. On a daily basis, I meet customers from various verticals. Whether it is healthcare, financial, government, technology or any

Full Program and Faculty Announced for Philadelphia Workplace Violence Conference

Continuity Insights has announced the full conference program for the one-day educational event Workplace Violence: A Multidisciplinary Perspective taking place December 5, 2017 at the Doubletree by Hilton in Philadelphia. This one-day workshop comprised of seven interactive sessions will feature some of the nation’s foremost authorities on this all-too-often occurring incident,

New White Paper Highlights the Fours Stages of Active Shooter Incident Recovery

Psychological, social and economic damage done by a shooting incident can continue to impact individuals, families, organizations and communities for decades after the incident. However, much less attention has been given to understanding and proactively planning to manage the post-incident consequences of an active shooter attack. In this white paper from