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

Will You Be Ready When Disaster Strikes?

Businesses are under siege from an increasing number of natural and man-made disruptive events. One crisis can destroy your business and impact the lives of all involved. The recently published book, The Ultimate Business Continuity Success Guide, demonstrates how cutting-edge preparation techniques and tools can make your business unbreakable while

Surviving a Business Continuity Audit

Comprehensive business continuity audits will traditionally inspect virtually every aspect of a program by evaluating risk-based planning, observing BCP/DR tests, and assessing the entirety of the BIA. Can your business continuity/disaster recovery plan withstand the rigors of an audit? Jacob Neufeld, Enterprise Resiliency Manager with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, will

The Global Business Continuity Management Program Benchmarking Study

The Continuity Insights and KPMG LLP Global Business Continuity Management Program Benchmarking Study, which surveyed 349 executives from more than 30 countries, is a comprehensive analysis of the current state of BCM programs and the drivers for further program development. It explores changes to the global risk landscape, regulatory requirements,

BCM Service Provider/Critical Supplier/Supply Chain Management Assessment

BC Management is conducting its annual BCM Service Provider/Critical Supplier/Supply Chain Management Assessment. The survey will be used to assess BCM service providers (alternate site, software, notification and mobile recovery) and critical/ third-party suppliers. Key findings will determine: What is being spent on BCM service providers and are they meeting your

2018 CI Management Conference Keynote Announced

Continuity Insights has announced that Gerard Braud, an international crisis communications expert, coach, trainer, and author, will keynote the 2018 Continuity Insights Management Conference, scheduled for April 23-25, at the Hilton Miami Downtown, Miami, Florida. Discover why the facts often don’t matter as Braud presents, “Don’t Talk to the Media Until…

Full Program Available for Continuity Insights’ 2017 New York Conference

Two-day educational event will take place October 23-24, 2017 at the TKP New York Conference Center: Continuity Insights has announced the full conference program, including keynotes, speakers, and sessions, for the 2017 Continuity Insights New York Conference, taking place October 23-24, at the TKP Conference Center in the heart of New York