Preparing For The Next Disaster: 3 Business Lessons From Texas’s Winter Power Outages

By John Beattie, Sungard Availability Services: Many organizations think they’re prepared for a disaster since they invest good money on plans and capabilities. But are they prepared to recover when faced with compound disruptive events such as COVID-19 workplace restrictions, severe weather and a declarable IT disaster? Few among us have

2021 Continuity Insights Management Conference to Be Held Live, In-Person

After staging its annual Management Conference and New York events virtually in 2020 due to the Coronavirus, Continuity Insights is excited to return to a live, in-person event for 2021. The Continuity Insights 2021 Management Conference is scheduled for October 4-6 at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis, MN. The level of enthusiasm

New Tabletop Exercises Guide

AlertMedia has released a new Tabletop Exercises Guide detailing a step-by-step framework for conducting effective tabletop exercises at your organization that will help participants test, learn, and refine emergency action plans. In an emergency, critical decisions need to be made fast. The guide stresses the importance of tabletop exercises that test

Castellan’s Brian Zawada Releases Debut Book on Business Continuity

Castellan COO Brian Zawada has announced the release of The Business Continuity Operating System (BCOS), his debut book that explores how to strengthen the seven core elements that differentiate a high-performing business continuity program from an under-performing one. “As an advisor and consultant who has worked with hundreds of organizations over

Using Enterprise Security Risk Management to Help Your Security Program

Rothstein Publishing is offering Business Continuity professionals a free chapter – How Can Enterprise Security Risk Management Help YOUR Security Program? – from Brian J. Allen, Esq. and Rachelle Loyear’s breakthrough book, Enterprise Security Risk Management: Concepts and Applications. As a security professional, have you found that you and others in

The Importance of Cyber Risk Quantification

This insightful article from TechRepublic discusses the importance of cyber risk quantification, “prioritizing risks according to their potential for financial loss, thus allowing responsible people in a company to create budgets based on mitigation strategies that afford the best protection and return on investment.” Contributing writer Michael Kassner defines cyber risk

7 Emergency Preparedness Apps to Keep on Your Phone

Whether or not you’re responsible for your organization’s emergency planning, it’s critical to follow sound advice to prepare for natural disasters in your region, including those you don’t expect. Writing for WIRED, freelance journalist Victoria Feng recently spoke to two emergency preparedness experts about the best apps to keep on