Refining Hurricane-Response Plans in the Wake of Irma

By Bob Alsan, Sr. Business Continuity Program Manager, Ultimate Software: In September 2017, Hurricane Irma impacted Florida with major damage to the state. Overall, the 185-mph-wind-packing, destructive hurricane caused 134 fatalities and damages estimated at $64.66 billion. It was one of those rare hurricanes that cut right up from South

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

Fusion and Everbridge Partner to Deliver Integrated Critical Communications

Business continuity risk management software and services supplier Fusion Risk Management and critical event management and enterprise safety applications provider Everbridge, Inc. have partnered to deliver an enhanced integrated connector offering for businesses. The new integrated critical communications offering will allow enterprise organizations to leverage the Fusion Connector™ for Everbridge® to

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

What Are the Effects of Reputational Damage?

Does your organization’s reputation have value within your industry? Of course it does, which means the circumstances that can impact this value present a risk, even when your company has done little wrong and isn’t at fault. But what are the “real” risks of reputational damage? Incidents happen that can damage

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