BCM Staff Development and Maintaining BCM Staff Readiness

Your BIAs are up to date. Your plans are perfect, down to the last detail. You’ve trained your executives, your business partners, the rank and file. But what about your staff – are they ready for a crisis? “BCM Staff Development and Maintaining BCM Staff Readiness,” one of a dozen topics

New Topic Added to Continuity Insights Webinar Series

Continuity Insights’ new webinar series focusing on current topics of critical importance to BC/DR community has added Watch Your Front – Real Time Situational Awareness to its upcoming schedule. The topic will be presented by Pete O’Dell, author of Cyber 24-7: Risks, Leadership and Sharing, on August 29. Being proactive can

FBI Warning: Cyber Actors Use IoT Devices as Proxies for Anonymity and Pursuit of Malicious Cyber Activities

The FBI has issued a warning for businesses to be cognizant of cyber actors actively searching for and compromising vulnerable Internet of Things (IoT) devices for use as proxies or intermediaries for Internet requests to route malicious traffic for cyber-attacks and computer network exploitation. IoT devices, sometimes referred to as “smart”

In the Face of Cyber Attacks, Financial Institutions Can’t Ignore Risk Management/Business Continuity

By David Halford: A vital component of our nation’s critical infrastructure is the financial services sector, and risk management professionals in this industry understand the importance of protecting an organization against weather disasters and cyberattacks. In the case of cybersecurity, recent disasters like the Equifax data breach serve as a dour

New Webinar to Examine Real Time Situational Awareness

Being proactive can save lives, property, reputation, and disruption. Watch Your Front – Real Time Situational Awareness, a new webinar from Continuity Insights, will demonstrate how to track risks and threats 24/7, whether you have a dedicated command center or not. Integrating information from outside (government, news, social media, cameras, sensors)

Live Events and Business Safety & Security

Corporate events are a key opportunity to network employees and build engagement, which ultimately lead to a boost to your profits. This is highlighted by Forbes, who found that employee engagement can boost profit by 22% in certain cases. Managing a live event is a continuity minefield, however. When bringing people together

GAO: Addressing Cybersecurity Challenges Requires Urgent Action

The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) has identified four major cybersecurity challenges and 10 critical actions that the federal government and other entities need to take to address them. The major challenges include: establishing a comprehensive cybersecurity strategy and performing effective oversight; securing federal systems and information; protecting cyber critical

Is There a Cyber Security Expert in Your Organization?

The 2018 Gartner CIO Agenda Survey reports that only 65% of CIOs report having a cyber security expert in their organization. The findings are somewhat surprising as 95% of CIOs expect cyber threats to increase over the next three years. The Gartner survey findings collected data from more than 3,100 CIO