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RIVER FLOODING IN SOUTHERN AND CENTRAL U.S.

RIVER FLOODING IN SOUTHERN AND CENTRAL U.S.

A deadly storm system pummeled the southern and central U.S. this weekend leaving many areas flooded. The weather system extended from the Canadian Maritime provinces to Texas, and brought gale force winds and widespread flooding from the northern Midwest through...
4 Risks That Keep Your CIO Up At Night

4 Risks That Keep Your CIO Up At Night

How Compliance Can Help Effective business continuity planning starts with honest assessments of risk areas, plus resolve, resources and funding to address those risks. For the past 10 years, we’ve conducted primary research on business continuity and...
Often-Overlooked Factors In Risk Management

Often-Overlooked Factors In Risk Management

Driving Down Risk, From the Cubicle to the C-Suite Effective employee engagement and reporting is key to accountability and effective risk management. So why are we not paying more attention to how today’s workforce prefers to communicate? We are entering an era...
Extreme Science: The San Andreas Fault

Extreme Science: The San Andreas Fault

There’s a crack in California. It stretches for 800 miles, from the Salton Sea in the south, to Cape Mendocino in the north. It runs through vineyards and subway stations, power lines and water mains. Millions live and work alongside the crack, many passing over...

BT5-03 Editorial

What are the top 3 threats to organizations today? With security concerns surrounding “bring your own device”, the Internet of Things, the increased accessibility of data and the rise in global threats, there is no question that the top threat facing...
Linux the Unhackable? That All Depends …

Linux the Unhackable? That All Depends …

Linux has an enviable reputation as a secure platform for servers. But Linux the Unhackable? Certain myths persist about the inherent resistance of Linux to viruses and the superfluity of firewalls. However, the only basis for truth (and fast fading at that) is...

BT7-03 Editorial

What are the top 3 threats to organizations today? I would say that “ransomware,” “theft of proprietary information” and “disconnects between IT and leadership” are the three biggest threats to organizations. With cybercriminals...
Baron Releases Severe Weather eBook

Baron Releases Severe Weather eBook

Online document details best severe weather procedures HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Baron, the worldwide provider of critical weather intelligence, announces a severe weather eBook, titled “Severe Weather: The 4 extreme threats public safety personnel need to...
Emergency Management Trends in 2018

Emergency Management Trends in 2018

Last year, major investments and advancements were made in communication technologies, both within the mobile space and the Internet of Things (IoT). Additionally, we saw continued advancements in virtual reality and increased video conferencing. Unsurprisingly,...
7 Tips To Evaluate In-House Investigations

7 Tips To Evaluate In-House Investigations

How Effective and Efficient is Your Process? In-house investigation teams are expected to be agile to be able to help organizations in addressing cases that come from whistleblowing channels and sustaining the ethical standards of the organization. By supporting your...
Legal Requirements for Business Continuity

Legal Requirements for Business Continuity

Business continuity is good for your business, but is it also a legal requirement? Laws and regulations differ from one country or one industry to another, although there is a basic expectation that organisations will act responsibly. Data integrity, security and...
The Top 10 Regulatory And Litigation Risks

The Top 10 Regulatory And Litigation Risks

Key Concerns for Private Funds in 2018 With the public equity markets at an all-time high and private equity fundraising setting new records, it might seem counterintuitive to forecast litigation and regulatory risks. The opposite is true. Disputes typically follow...

WS-5 & ST-8 Editorial

What are the top 3 threats to organizations today? Natural disasters, cyber events, and technology failure What areas of BC/DR do you think organizations should be investing in to secure their resiliency for the next 3-5 years? (Where should they put their...

WS-5 & ST-8 Editorial

What are the top 3 threats to organizations today? Natural disasters, cyber events, and technology failure What areas of BC/DR do you think organizations should be investing in to secure their resiliency for the next 3-5 years? (Where should they put their...

GS-2 Editorial

Daniel Graff-Radford What are the top 3 threats to organizations today? The threat landscape is becoming more global. We are seeing a tremendous growth in global messaging instead of local messaging by each local office. In that regard, we see the following: Increase...

GS-2 Editorial

Daniel Graff-Radford What are the top 3 threats to organizations today? The threat landscape is becoming more global. We are seeing a tremendous growth in global messaging instead of local messaging by each local office. In that regard, we see the following: Increase...

BT5-05 Editorial

What are the Top-3 threats to organizations today? Cyber threats Data privacy Lack of willingness to put Governance Risk and compliance Practices into place   What areas of BC/DR do you think organizations should be investing in to secure their resiliency for the...

BT5-05 Editorial

What are the Top-3 threats to organizations today? Cyber threats Data privacy Lack of willingness to put Governance Risk and compliance Practices into place   What areas of BC/DR do you think organizations should be investing in to secure their resiliency for the...

BT1-02 Edtorial

What are the Top-3 threats to organizations today? Not exercising ER/CM/BC/DR plans and teams regularly Information security and cyber protection vulnerabilities and failures Lack of education and preparation for workplace violence   What areas of BC/DR do you...

BT1-02 Edtorial

What are the Top-3 threats to organizations today? Not exercising ER/CM/BC/DR plans and teams regularly Information security and cyber protection vulnerabilities and failures Lack of education and preparation for workplace violence   What areas of BC/DR do you...

BT4-04 Editorial

What are the top 3 threats to organizations today? Cyber breaches resulting in the loss of data, intellectual property, and/or actual monetary loss Significant loss of facilities due to regional natural disasters (hurricanes, wildfires, flooding, tornados,...

BT4-04 Editorial

What are the top 3 threats to organizations today? Cyber breaches resulting in the loss of data, intellectual property, and/or actual monetary loss Significant loss of facilities due to regional natural disasters (hurricanes, wildfires, flooding, tornados,...

BT7-02 Editorial

What are the top 3 threats to organizations today? Lack of integration between BC/DR and CSIRT Lack of BC Oversight & SLT Governance Workplace shift to Millennials   What areas of BC/DR do you think organizations should be investing in to secure their...

BT7-02 Editorial

What are the top 3 threats to organizations today? Lack of integration between BC/DR and CSIRT Lack of BC Oversight & SLT Governance Workplace shift to Millennials   What areas of BC/DR do you think organizations should be investing in to secure their...

ST-1 Editorial

What are the top 3 threats to organizations today? Cyber Crime Speed of change. Both in the technology itself and the demand for rapid release of system enhancements to meet changing business requirements Weather instability. There is no doubt storms are getting...
How to Prepare Your Community for a Disaster

How to Prepare Your Community for a Disaster

Hurricanes, wildfires, earthquakes and floods strike communities every year, injuring and displacing thousands. A plan and an emergency kit are important, but they only go so far. Ideally, your whole community should be ready, and if you don’t think it is,...
Hurricane Evacuation

Hurricane Evacuation

Factors People Consider When Deciding if Evacuation is Necessary   There are many types of natural disasters, frequently wreaking havoc and leaving devastation in their wake. One such natural disaster – hurricanes – was the focus of this field study....
Kerzner’s Time Machine

Kerzner’s Time Machine

Evolving Business Continiuty 10 years in 10 months   I. Dr. Kerzner and the Struggles of Project Management There are a great many parallels between the history and challenges of project management (PM) and those of business continuity (BC). For years, PM...
What? Can You Repeat That?

What? Can You Repeat That?

In your years as a recovery planner, have you ever taken a phone call where you found yourself saying to the caller, “What? Can you repeat that?” They spoke so fast that you weren’t sure you heard them right. But after they took a deep breath and...
Putting Leadership Into Action

Putting Leadership Into Action

Leadership matters. Regardless of our experience, age, industry, or profession – we need good leadership. The right leadership has the capability to lead, transform, and inspire each of us onto greater things. I want to personally thank you for being part of the...
Cyber Security and Pointers from Criminology

Cyber Security and Pointers from Criminology

While cyber security may have you thinking in zeros and ones, and wondering which next generation firewall you should buy next, the human element is alive and well in cyber crime. Indeed, it can be argued that cyber crime only exists because human beings are motivated...
Countdown To The GDPR

Countdown To The GDPR

What Compliance Should Be Doing Now CCI has covered the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) extensively, and by now most readers may know that the deadline for GDPR compliance is barreling toward us. Kevin Gibson walks us through what businesses must do to...
How to Weight Your BIA Impact Categories

How to Weight Your BIA Impact Categories

In last week’s blog, we talked about the importance of identifying the right BIA impact categories for your business impact analysis. As a reminder, these are the six categories appropriate to your industry and organization that your management chooses...
ITSM and Statement of Work

ITSM and Statement of Work

With the aim of IT service management being to serve the business or the organisation funding the IT, it’s crucial that business requirements drive ITSM projects and procurement. The tool used for this is often the Statement of Work (SOW), which lays out what is...
Software Defined Storage: Pros and Cons

Software Defined Storage: Pros and Cons

There are, to be sure, both pros and cons to software defined storage. Among the benefits of SDS, it can bring flexibility, openness, and also lower costs. However, software defined storage’s distributed nature can be challenging for new operators and...
What is Software Defined Storage?

What is Software Defined Storage?

The concept of “software defined storage” (SDS) seems to be everywhere, if you read about the data storage industry or explore storage products.  However, the software defined storage definition remains a little vague – or perhaps more than a...
Beginner’s Guide to Recovery Exercises

Beginner’s Guide to Recovery Exercises

What business continuity or disaster recovery exercises have your performed? Do you know the difference and have distinct goals for them? Do you even do exercises? We receive many questions on this topic, to the point where we thought it might be helpful to devote...
Recalling the Storm That Rocked New England

Recalling the Storm That Rocked New England

(TNS) – It was supposed to be just another nor’easter, a little storm by New England standards, 10-12 inches at best, but what started on Monday, Feb. 6, 1978 turned in the stuff that legends are made of and it remains, 40 years later, the storm that all...
IFRS 16: five things you need to know now

IFRS 16: five things you need to know now

When IFRS 16 comes into effect in January 2019, it will transform the relationship between businesses and their leases, including those for office spaces and other real estate. Here, award-winning financial journalist Melanie Wright explains what the changes mean and...