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

The State of Gender Diversity in BCM

The latest survey from global information technology research and advisory company Gartner and the Association of Continuity Professionals (ACP) reports on gender diversity in the business continuity management (BCM) profession. The survey results were based on responses from the ACP’s membership. Roberta Witty, a Gartner Research Vice President, who is part

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

World Cares Center (WCC) “Supporting Puerto Rico” Fundraiser Scheduled

The World Cares Center (WCC), founded in the aftermath of the attacks of September 11, has scheduled a “Supporting Puerto Rico” fundraiser for December 7, 2017 at the Brooklyn Brewery. WCC is leading efforts and will open 13 Volunteer Reception and Resiliency Centers (VRC) in partnership with local community and faith

VIDEO: The Three Basic Types of Behavioral Reactions to Disasters

In this video, Steve Crimando, an internationally known consultant and educator specializing in the application of the behavioral sciences in homeland and private security, violence prevention and crisis management, and the keynote speaker at the upcoming Workplace Violence: A Multidisciplinary Perspective conference scheduled for December 5 in Philadelphia, discusses the

New Handbook Outlines the 6 Main Steps for Implementing Your Cybersecurity Program

With critical information assets at risk, how do you achieve the best possible state-of-the-art cybersecurity program for your company? Building Effective Cybersecurity Programs: A Security Manager’s Handbook, lays out the step-by-step roadmap to follow as you build or enhance your cybersecurity program. Tari Schreider, in Building Effective Cybersecurity Programs: A Security Manager’s Handbook,