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Chaos Engineering and Business Continuity

Chaos Engineering and Business Continuity

The fascinating new discipline known as Chaos Engineering (CE) has the potential to bring big changes to business continuity. A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a post called, What Is Chaos Engineering and Why Should I Care? where I gave a brief introduction to...
CREATING A DUTY OF CARE POLICY

CREATING A DUTY OF CARE POLICY

Every organization has some level of responsibility for their employees’ wellbeing when they’re on the job. However, it’s not enough to just hope that your employees are safe. You must think about what actions your organization can take to ensure...
eBIA – The eBRP Way

eBIA – The eBRP Way

Definition: A Business Impact Analysis (BIA) is the cornerstone of creating a BCM program. Basically, a BIA helps prioritize restoration efforts in the initial response activities following an operational disruption. A secondary objective of a BIA is...
8 Realities In Managing Cyber Risk

8 Realities In Managing Cyber Risk

Thoughts on Increasing Cyber Resiliency   Companies’ adoption of new technologies is outpacing their ability to protect against evolving cybersecurity threats. It used to be said that it’s not a question of IF an organization will be breached, but...
Breaking the Millennial Stereotype

Breaking the Millennial Stereotype

When you open a fresh Google browser, and type in the word “millennial,” you get prepopulated results such as, millennials are lazy, entitled, killing industries, and my personal favorite, the absolute worst. As a millennial and soon-to-graduate college...
Demystifying Regulatory Compliance With MDM

Demystifying Regulatory Compliance With MDM

Using Master Data Management as Part of a Robust Compliance Program Martin Samuel Nielsen discusses how leveraging master data management as part of your compliance arsenal will allow you to understand, manage and control information about your customers, products and...
HOW TO CONDUCT A FIRE DRILL AT WORK

HOW TO CONDUCT A FIRE DRILL AT WORK

No one expects to have a fire or other disaster at work, but they happen every day in office buildings across the country. We like to think of our workplaces as predictable outposts full of copiers, Keurig machines, and maybe a few too many meetings. But the truth is...
Airline Outage? Pick up a Pencil

Airline Outage? Pick up a Pencil

Airline outages are all too common – we’ve documented the many issues major U.S. airlines have faced on this timeline. When IT fails and airline workers can’t check in passengers or issue tickets, out come the pencils, pens and paper. …...
One Size Fits All

One Size Fits All

Over the course of an implementation, it’s inevitable that almost every customer asks us, “What’s the best way to do this?”  We always have an answer, but the real answer is highly dependent on your organization and its unique context as...
DUTY OF CARE AT WORK

DUTY OF CARE AT WORK

Duty of care—you might have heard the phrase tossed around by companies touting their dedication to their employees. You might just associate it with liability lawsuits and big payouts. But what exactly is it? According to Collins Dictionary, duty of care is...
Cryptomining Malware On The Rise

Cryptomining Malware On The Rise

How to Prevent the Risk of Crypto-Jacking New cryptomining malware uses an NSA-exploit to spread to Windows machines while disabling security software and opening the door to future attacks on infected computers. Now is the time for enterprise IT to fortify their...
Slavery in the supply chain

Slavery in the supply chain

The threat of slavery or unethical behaviour in a firm’s supply chain is not receiving the attention it should, particularly by those who work in crisis management. Firms are judged by the company they keep, and if they employ or work with partners who are...
Tornado Rips through Webster, Mass.

Tornado Rips through Webster, Mass.

(TNS) – A tornado packing 110 mph winds hit Webster with “no warning at all,” tearing up Main Street, cutting off power and displacing 25 — with one driver injured by flying debris.It swept into town as a line of powerful storms rolled through...
Data Here, Data There, Data Everywhere

Data Here, Data There, Data Everywhere

The Need for a Chief Privacy Officer Nearly every day we hear about another data breach at a major corporation, making the case for a chief privacy officer (CPO) more compelling now than ever. Adams and Reese attorney Roy Hadley discusses the various reasons...
Stand Up for Your Program

Stand Up for Your Program

No one can be an effective leader unless he or she believes in the mission of his or her organization and has faith that it is making a valuable contribution. The best leaders go even farther: they are effective advocates for their teams—to themselves, their...
The Power of Networking

The Power of Networking

After 18 years in the business continuity and disaster recovery profession, I have learned some valuable lessons in the power of networking. I admit that when I started my professional career, it was difficult for me to walk up to a person I had never met and...
Corporate Doublespeak

Corporate Doublespeak

A Bribe is a Bribe Why do organizations use sanitized language rather than more direct verbiage? A new generation of business leaders and employees is beginning to question the need for corporate speak. Michael Volkov discusses the need for a new approach. Language...
ENABLING AGILE DATA SCIENCE

ENABLING AGILE DATA SCIENCE

If your organization has a heavy focus on analytics as part of the digital wave affecting oil and gas companies today, you’re very likely to start hearing the Agile Scrum framework seeping its way into conversations; however, not every team can or...