Enterprise-wide Business Continuity Planning DSPN is a network of nationally-certified business continuity and emergency response professionals that help organizations by working with them one-on-one to develop comprehensive enterprise-wide business continuity programs. Click HERE>>

The Disaster Preparedness Satellite Registry In disasters, the brutal calculus of cost is being mitigated through new collaborative efforts of stakeholders in the public and private sectors. This is particularly evident in the way that ICT solutions are being applied. Click HERE>>

  • Hunting Black Swans in Your Continuity Program
    Quarry 11: Rewards for “Seeing” Your Black Swans: The Next New Thing... A Black Swan in Business Continuity Management is an untreated point of failure. This is the eleventh in a series by Kathleen Lucey regarding hunting and mastery of black swans. Click HERE>>
  • The Changing Face of Continuity Planning
    When developing a continuity-of-operations plan, risk management officers have a variety of programs at their disposal. Take a look at three versatile initiatives now in use. Click HERE>>
  • Developing Effective Risk Management Strategies with Supply Chains
    The increase in the severity of world events, especially global climate change, has led to the call for better communication between companies and their suppliers. Click HERE>>
  • 5 Insider Threat Lessons
    What lessons can companies take away from the FBI’s presentation at the recent RSA Conference in San Francisco? Read on to learn more about what was revealed. Click HERE>>
  • A Tale of Two Crises: How Cutting Cost Can Cost More in the Long Run
    Two crises, though seemingly different, faced disaster after cutting costs. No matter the product, in these cases oil and beef, the aftereffects turn out to be costly. Click HERE>>
  • What States Can Do in the Face of Increased Cybersecurity Threats
    In the face of ever increasing cybersecurity threats against state and local agencies, what can state officials do to protect their citizens from such attack? Click HERE>>
  • Adapting to the Changing Face of Social Media and Healthcare
    Social media has established itself as a major player in dealing with a crisis in the digital age. See how the healthcare field, slow to adapt, can come to grips with using social media. Click HERE>>

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DRI2013, Philadelphia, PA. DRI International will host its 2nd annual conference, DRI2013, in Philadelphia, PA, June 4-7. The event is aimed at experienced professionals looking for challenging material and meaningful peer interaction. Click HERE>>

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Connecting You to Global Ideas There is no other conference quite like the WCDM. This is the ONE conference you can't afford to miss. It provides a unique venue for Disaster Management professionals from around the world to present, network with peers and learn. Click HERE>>

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FEMA and NOAA Promote National Severe Weather Preparedness Week

FEMA and NOAA are continuing their partnership to increase public awareness of the hazards posed by severe weather and the common-sense steps we can all take to be better prepared. Severe weather affects everyone and FEMA and NOAA are asking for your help to increase awareness and to motivate individuals, families, businesses, and communities to know their risk, take action, and be an example through the Be a Force of Nature pledge campaign. Click HERE>>

Avalution Releases White Paper on Implementing ISO 22301

ISO 22301 is the first international standard that focuses on implementing, operating, and continuously improving a business continuity management system. Avalution’s new white paper, Implementing ISO 22301, breaks the standard down section by section, discussing what each clause means, the value it delivers, recommended approaches for alignment, and items to consider before moving forward. Click HERE>>



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