Fundamental Components of a Business Continuity Plan

By Agility Recovery: Having the right plans and procedures in place for dealing with crises is only half the battle. The fundamental components of a business continuity plan must include workspace recovery, cyber resilience, change management, and several other elements. Additionally, sharing a business continuity plan with the essential personnel and educating them

Back-to-Basics: Understanding the Difference Between Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity

By Veronica Baxter: Today, businesses both large and small face unprecedented challenges. Natural disasters such as hurricanes and fires, widespread power outages, political unrest, and the pandemic have affected the operations of thousands if not millions of businesses in recent months. If you own a business and are thinking about creating a

Is it Time for Business Continuity Managers to Step Away From COVID-19 Response?

By Charlie Maclean-Bristol: Is it time for Business Continuity Managers to step away from the COVID-19 response? Charlie Maclean-Bristol discusses his thoughts on how organizations should move forward in dealing with the virus. I have been thinking about the response to COVID-19 for a while, especially as we have been conducting a

Integrated Preparedness Program: Coordinated Development and Implementation of Program Elements Can Reap Significant Benefits

The objectives of a preparedness program are to safeguard life, conserve property, maintain the continuity of operations, prevent environmental contamination, and protect reputations and relationships. Emergency management, business continuity, IT disaster recovery, and crisis management are common terms for programs to accomplish these objectives. Prevention and mitigation programs including occupational health