Gaining Traction for Your BCM Program – A Simple, Strategic, Service-Oriented Approach

Is it time to completely change your approach to the problems of “BCM buy-in?” Rachelle Loyear, MBCP, AFBCI, CISM, PMP, and author of The Manager’s Guide to Simple, Strategic, Service-Oriented Business Continuity, stands amongst those who think you should. Loyear, who is Director of Program Management, Integrated Security Solutions for G4S,

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

How You Can Help Those in Puerto Rico

Nearly all of the U.S. territory’s 3.4 million residents need assistance recovering from the storm. Here’s how you can help. Cash. Most organizations are asking for cash, rather than supplies, so they can route help to where it’s needed most more quickly. Here are some of the largest groups with campaigns underway:

The Importance of Staff Welfare During a Disaster

As business continuity professionals, we focus on the importance of a variety of factors and one of the keys to embedding business continuity in your organization is staff welfare. Staff welfare is ensuring that your staff not only feel supported during a disruption, but that they understand their roles and

Is Your Company Prepared for the Worst? Why Business Continuity Must Be Part of Your Strategy

By David Nolan: You may think your company is prepared for adversity – but if you believe these 7 common misconceptions, it’s not. Imagine a runner on a treadmill following a preset workout program. Even as the treadmill speeds up during the higher-intensity phases, as long as the runner is

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

CPAC Symposium Call for Papers

The Call for Presentations is now open for the annual CPAC (Contingency Planning Association of the Carolinas) Symposium. Topics for breakout sessions, workshops, and panel are being accepted until November 30. Speakers at the 2018 Symposium will gain access to nearly 200 contingency professionals to provide them with a fresh perspective,