Planning & Management
The Importance of Design Teams in Creating a Targeted Cyber Breach Exercise
August 2016 | Administrator
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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
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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
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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. It’s not. 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
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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
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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
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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 [ ... ]