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

DR in the Cloud: Guide to Choosing the Right DR Solution

By Zeb Ahmed, CLOUD, XaaS & BCDR Leader - IBM: Although Service Providers have been providing offsite Disaster Recovery solutions for a while now, “Disaster Recovery in the Cloud” is still a relatively new term for some of us. What does it actually mean? In most scenarios, it’s a hosting or

The Risk of Data Breach in Global Organizations

Pulled straight from today’s headlines. It’s no secret that failure on the part of organizations to take cyber security and data breach seriously can lead to financial and reputational damage. According to the BCI’s 2017 Horizon Scan Report, these threats are among the highest rated risks to any organization. Uber is

World Cares Center (WCC) “Supporting Puerto Rico” Fundraiser Scheduled

The World Cares Center (WCC), founded in the aftermath of the attacks of September 11, has scheduled a “Supporting Puerto Rico” fundraiser for December 7, 2017 at the Brooklyn Brewery. WCC is leading efforts and will open 13 Volunteer Reception and Resiliency Centers (VRC) in partnership with local community and faith

Minimizing the Risk of Workplace Violence

The threat of workplace violence is real as evidenced by the approximately two million Americans who are the victims of workplace violence annually, according to estimates from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Norbert Alicea, vice president of EAP+Work/Life Services at Health Advocate, and a licensed psychologist and premier trainer

VIDEO: The Three Basic Types of Behavioral Reactions to Disasters

In this video, Steve Crimando, an internationally known consultant and educator specializing in the application of the behavioral sciences in homeland and private security, violence prevention and crisis management, and the keynote speaker at the upcoming Workplace Violence: A Multidisciplinary Perspective conference scheduled for December 5 in Philadelphia, discusses the

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

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