|The Importance of Design Teams in Creating a Targeted Cyber Breach Exercise|
August 2016 | Administrator
The Importance of Design Teams in Creating a Targeted Cyber Breach Exercise
By Regina Phelps
Businesses and organizations defend against unending attempts to steal their computer data or damage their systems. Few, however, have serious plans f [ ... ]
|Supply Chain Risk|
August 2016 | Administrator
Supply Chain Risk
By Lyndon Bird
The exact nature of Organizational Resilience and how it differs from traditional Business Continuity has generated much heated debate and very few definite conclusions over the past five years. One concept mos [ ... ]
|Dumb Crisis Comments|
June 2016 | Administrator
Dumb Crisis Comments
By James Lukaszewski
Once a crisis occurs, the bloviating begins, mostly by PR people. Most of these uninformed comments leave the erroneous impression that if you do maybe three things right, quickly; the problem is over [ ... ]
|Effective Business Continuity: Program vs Plan|
March 2016 | TJ Heginbotham
Many organizations think that effective business continuity planning is synonymous with great plan documentation.
Yes, plan documentation is extremely important. BUT… many organizations fail to recognize that effective business continuity plans – and truly prepa [ ... ]
|Terrorism: Business Continuity, Behaviour and Barriers|
March 2016 | Peter Power
Peter Power considers how recent attacks have altered views on terrorism and considers the role that BCM can play in countering the threat to life it poses
In the closing months of 2015, two particular acts of terror in different western countries had an important effect on [ ... ]
|How Businesses Can Build Resilience by Design|
December 2015 | Joseph Fiksel
The following is an excerpt from the book Resilient by Design by Joseph Fiksel: from Chapter 1, “Embracing Change”
What is resilience?
As managers grapple with the challenges of climate change and volatility in a hyper-connected, global economy, they are paying incr [ ... ]
|Standard Operating Procedures: Program Documentation That Helps Drive Repeatable Results|
November 2015 | Jake Hay
Designing a governance structure and describing its intended performance in the form of program documentation is the first step to ensure your business continuity program produces repeatable results that align to stakeholder expectations.
According to the Business Continuity [ ... ]
|Making the Link|
September 2015 | Markus Groth
Too many organisations lack deep visibility into their supply networks and therefore cannot understand the risks they face, believes Markus Groth
As the world economy changes with increasing velocity, global supply networks grow correspondingly more complex and vulnerable. [ ... ]
|Introducing ISO 22317 – The Business Impact Analysis Standard|
August 2015 | Jacque Rupert
WHAT IS ISO 22317?
The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Technical Committee (TC) 292, the committee responsible for writing security, resilience, and business continuity standards, is close to releasing its latest document: ISO 22317 – Societal Security [ ... ]
|We Just Did a BIA and Gap Analysis… Now What?|
June 2015 | Jacque Rupert
How to Perform an Effective Business Continuity Strategy Identification and Selection Effort
Reader Note: This article is a continuation from Avalution’s November 2014 article titled: We just did a BIA and Risk Assessment … Now What? How to Perform an Effecti [ ... ]
|Business Continuity Planning Software Criteria: The Next Level in the Selection Process|
March 2015 | Linda Hanwacker
By Linda Hanwacker, MBA, MSCS, CBCP
What is Business Continuity Planning (BCP) software? What are its advantages?
Does your organization need BCP software?
What are your options, what features should you consider?
A well-developed BCP software package makes g [ ... ]
|The Value of a Restoration Company|
July 2014 | Vernon Duty
When a disaster strikes, especially a large-scale catastrophic event that has widespread damage and traumatic consequences for the masses, the value behind a restoration project goes well beyond restoring property. People feel a genuine sense of loss, loss of residence, loss of s [ ... ]
|Five Things Overlooked in Emergency Feeding (and Planning)|
July 2014 | Keith Brown
Providing hot, wholesome meals during times of need is one of the most rewarding experiences of working in the food service industry. Yet the reality is that disasters of any kind, be it hurricanes, tornadoes or even floods, present their own distinct challenges.
For starters, t [ ... ]
|Turning Business Continuity Into A Competitive Advantage|
April 2014 | Dennis Wenk
The pace of technological change and its complexity is challenging traditional business continuity paradigms. What was once considered a ‘Best Practice’ in Business Continuity (BC) no longer serves the new digital-world, and organizations can’t rely on these outdated proces [ ... ]
|The Shared Value of Preparedness: Building Global Stakeholder Engagement for Disaster Risk Reduction|
March 2014 | Chloé Demrovsky
Globalization has not only led to extraordinary advances, but it has also created a vast network of dependencies in addition to a greater risk profile for all stakeholders. Crises that occur on one side of the world can directly impact an organization on the other s [ ... ]
|Which Vendor Knows the Best Way for Your Organization to Do Planning? Answer: None of the Above|
February 2014 | Administrator
Which Vendor Knows the Best Way for Your Organization to Do Planning?
Answer: None of the Above
Having started as a consultancy twenty years ago, we learned that software tools should enable the planning process and not force the organization to adapt to the tool. You already [ ... ]
|The Increasing Complexity of Supply Chains and the BC Professional|
February 2014 | Lyndon Bird and Lee Glendon
This article discusses how supply chain disruptions have become one of the key issues facing business continuity and risk professionals. It considers the need for organizations to establish and maintain resilient and sustainable supply chains and why this has become [ ... ]