Managing Risk Before, During, and After a Global Pandemic

By Lynnda Nelson, ICOR: While in the midst of a global pandemic that has non-essential workers world-wide sheltering at home, economies virtually shut down, and health care systems stretched to capacity, pandemic planning has finally gotten the attention of governments, businesses, and the people. Pandemic planning has long been the topic of

2021 BCI Horizon Scan Survey to Address Future Threats, Cost of Disruptions, COVID-19 Impact

The Business Continuity Institute (BCI) has announced the launch of its 10th Horizon Scan Report Survey. The BCI Horizon Scan Survey 2021 will be conducted in partnership with the BSI. This year’s widely-recognized research will examine: The incidents faced by organizations over the past year; The top threats to organizations according

10 Steps to Tabletop Exercising Success: Part 1

By Tam Williams, KingsBridgeBCP: Tabletop exercising success. Whether you’re conducting your first, you conduct them regularly or you’re looking to improve them, there are always steps to take to make your tabletop exercising more successful. Here are the steps you’ll want to take to make your next tabletop exercise a success. 1)

From Project to Program – Maturing Your Business Continuity Management

A business continuity program usually begins by establishing a project to build recovery capabilities for your business and the technology that supports it. A project has a beginning, a middle, and an end. A program is on-going. Join Continuity Insights and Kelley Okolita, Director of Disaster Management at Cambia Health, for

Agility Launches New Intuitive Tool for Business Continuity Planning

Organizations are becoming more aware of the importance of a proper Business Continuity toolkit when it comes to resilience. In response, business continuity provider Agility Recovery has introduced its newest tool, Agility Planner which offers a centralized, all-in-one approach to business continuity planning that streamlines and simplifies the process. As the

Revolutionizing the Business Continuity Discipline

2020 has been a year like no other. Because of what many of us have experienced, business continuity practitioners are asking challenging questions and seeking answers about new ways we might practice within this space. Perhaps you have heard of Adaptive Business Continuity and perhaps not. Either way, this is a

Creating a Business Continuity Plan for Your Business: 5 Essential Steps

By Veronica Baxter: These are unprecedented times. Severe weather is causing extended power outages. Fires force evacuation. The pandemic defines who can go out and work, and expands the possibilities of remote work. Political unrest causes damage to individual businesses and infrastructure. All of this is happening right now in addition

Assurance, Avalution, & Clearview Combined as Castellan Solutions

Three of the leading providers of global business continuity management software and services – Assurance Software, Avalution Consulting, and ClearView Continuity – have officially rebranded as Castellan Solutions. Historically, a Castellan was a real person whose job it was to anticipate threats and ensure that the castle, its surrounding territory, and

Updated Business Continuity Maturity Model Program Available

Virtual Corporation has launched a new version of its free Continuity Maturity Model (BCMM®) assessment tool which is used to help organizations measure the quality and maturity of its BCM Program against existing standards, guidelines, and best practices. The new “BCMM Online” is based within Virtual’s business continuity software tool- Sustainable