The Tip of the Week: Private Sector Beware! By Dr. Tom Phelan Thursday, October 30, 2013, 8:07 a.m. EDT – This morning I received an e-mail from firstname.lastname@example.org titled FEMA Private Sector Resilience Tip of the Week. I usually scan these, but today, attempted to follow the enticing title through the thread provided in the… Continue reading The FEMA Private Sector Tip of the Week: Beware!
I have said from the start that notifying everyone in a community of a threat due to what appeared to be a domestic dispute is not a leadership or law enforcement responsibility. VA TECH has been vindicated. from the Huffington Post: RICHMOND, Va. — RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The state Supreme Court on Thursday reversed… Continue reading VA TECH Vindicated!
BCI North America Awards The BCI North America Awards recognise the outstanding contribution of business continuity professionals and organizations living in or operating in the North America Region, including USA and Canada. The 2014 BCI North America Awards took place on Sunday March 30th as part of the Disaster Recovery Journal (DRJ) Spring World 2014… Continue reading BCI North America Awards
Recently, I was asked to sit in on a meeting – not participate mind you – and listen to some discussions that were going on regarding a project. The discussions revolved around requirements and were pretty intense and detailed at time. The point is, there was a question asked about Disaster Planning and Business Continuity… Continue reading BCM/DR/ERM Terms: The Difference Between a Disaster Mgmt and a Crisis Mgmt (An Outsiders View)
Today, Oct. 29 marks the one year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy. This was the most devastating storm of 2012 and the second most expensive in the history of the United States. A quick online search reveals a range of opinions, facts and photography collections that tell the story of Hurricane Sandy. Lives were lost. Homes… Continue reading Hurricane Sandy One Year Later
Events near the end of October have a way of forcing me to choose among equally enticing prospects. Rather than attend this year’s Executive Women’s Forum in Scottsdale, I flew to Reno to help present the 2013 Hall of Fame Awards & Gala for the International Network of Women in Emergency Management and Homeland Security. … Continue reading A great honor
During the shutdown, slowdown or whatever you call it, did you stop using your phone, sending emails or going to work? No. For the majority of us, the only thing that actually shut down was our goofy government and wonderful representatives (all of them). The fact is, the rest of the world just kept on… Continue reading Government shutdown does not halt growth of data
A disaster recovery plan protects a business’s IT infrastructure and allows this infrastructure to recover quickly during a disaster. A recovery plan specifies the steps that a business needs to perform during a disaster and is typically kept in written form and in a secure environment. A DRP covers natural disasters such as hurricanes or… Continue reading Disaster Recovery Compliance for Credit Unionsâ Impact, Testing and Analysis
Two weeks ago I got a call from WFSU, our local NPR station. They were looking for volunteers for their on-air fall pledge drive. I have done this several years in a row â and really have a great time doing it â so, naturally, I volunteered again. You should think about doing the same.… Continue reading Giving Back
Disaster Recovery Journal took over the Hilton San Diego Bayfront this year for Fall World 2013, Sept. 22-25. âWe are very excited to move into a new hotel this year,â said DRJ president Bob Arnold. âWe heard nothing but positive comments about the Hilton Bayfront. Itâs a great facility.â More than 900 practitioners joined hundreds… Continue reading Fall World 2013 Takes Over Hilton San Diego Bayfront