New Handbook Outlines the 6 Main Steps for Implementing Your Cybersecurity Program

With critical information assets at risk, how do you achieve the best possible state-of-the-art cybersecurity program for your company? Building Effective Cybersecurity Programs: A Security Manager’s Handbook, lays out the step-by-step roadmap to follow as you build or enhance your cybersecurity program. Tari Schreider, in Building Effective Cybersecurity Programs: A Security Manager’s Handbook,

Avalution Consulting Opens European Headquarters in Dublin, Ireland

International business continuity, IT disaster recovery, and information security consultancy and software provider Avalution Consulting has opened its European Headquarters in Dublin, Ireland as it embarks on its European expansion with a team of over 30 consultants and Catalyst software team who service clients globally. Irish businesswoman Elaine Tomlin will be

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

Program Announced for 2018 Continuity Insights Management Conference

Continuity Insights has announced the full conference program, including speakers, sessions, plenaries, and panel discussions for the 2018 Continuity Insights Management Conference, taking place April 23-25, at the Hilton Miami Downtown, Miami, Florida. The preliminary schedule kicks off on Sunday, April 22 with a selection of pre-conference workshops and certification classes,

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

Here’s What I Mean By “Business Continuity” – 5 Steps to Success

By Bryan Weisbard, CPA, CFE: When family and friends ask me what I do for a living, I’m almost always greeted by the same blank, confused stare when I respond with “Business Continuity.” To me and others in our profession, the words seem to fit the job. However, even business-minded individuals

The Case for Integration – Converting the BCM Silo into an Enterprise Risk Foundation

New demands are being placed on the Business Continuity organization to provide more services to the enterprise, often with little or no resources to support them. Higher levels of productivity, meeting new regulatory mandates, and providing coverage for new corporate acquisitions, are just a few of these new demands. But

A Methodological Approach for Developing a BIA

From defining the boundaries, to assessing financial and operational impacts, to identifying critical processes, to determining RPOs for critical activities, there is a true methodological approach for developing a business impact analysis (BIA). The BIA allows organizations to identify the critical processes of business and its continuity requirements, which become

Cyber Breaches and Business Resilience . . . Industry Observations

One of the top concerns for every company is cyber security. In order to effectively address the issues, organizations must have the right plans, processes, and security policies in place to avoid business disruptions. Robbie Atabaigi, Lead Specialist with KPMG LLP’s Southeast Cyber Practice, and Jodie Wright, Manager with KPMG LLP’s