As a new year approaches, take some time to be sure that your communication and disaster response plan is up to date and ready for 2019. Put your agency in the best possible position to ensure continuity and appropriate response. Let’s take a look at what you might expect in 2019, sharing some crisis communication… Continue reading Crisis Management in 2019: What to Expect and How to Prepare
Navigating Privacy and Compliance As the recent data breach by Facebook has made clear, meeting strict GDPR guidelines is difficult. Cory Cowgill, CTO at Fusion Risk Management, discusses GDPR requirements and their impact on data retention and security. If you are part of nearly any enterprise organization, then May 25, 2018 is likely burned into… Continue reading Risky Business In A GDPR World
(TNS) – It’s uncertain whether a Department of Veterans Affairs stockpile of drugs and medical supplies — intended to be used in a crisis — is equipped to handle future terrorist attacks or biological or natural disasters, according to a report released Wednesday by the VA Office of Inspector General. After the 9/11 terrorist attacks,… Continue reading Readiness of VA Emergency Stockpile of Drugs, Medical Supplies Called into Question
Unitil turns to Sungard AS for BC plans This time of year, the trees of New England put on a spectacular color show as the cooler fall weather brings the annual turning of the leaves. Tourists affectionately known as “leaf peepers” come from around the country to view the stunning red, orange and gold… Continue reading Twisters and ice storms and flash floods, oh my!
Bringing in a business continuity (BC) consultant can make your life easier, but it’s not necessarily easy to find one that is right for your organization—or to know when and how to make the best use of their expertise. In today’s post, we’ll discuss situations when you might find it especially helpful to bring in… Continue reading Clientâs Guide to Hiring a BC Consultant
Earlier this year, space scientists discovered that the universe is expanding faster than they originally thought based on findings from the Hubble Space Telescope. This special telescope measures the distance to other galaxies by evaluating a type of star that dims and brightens in a foreseeable pattern. It’s important to know that galaxies are moving… Continue reading The big bang theory hits home: Bring on cloud archiving
Maturing Risk Management in Light of COSO Updates Recent updates to the COSO framework serve to clarify the significance of the connection between risk, strategy and performance. Protiviti’s Jim DeLoach discusses how organizations can get the most out of their ERM programs and three keys to advancing ERM. In 2017, the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations… Continue reading Does ERM Really Matter In Your Organization?
The benefits of a strong company culture are well known – engagement, productivity and loyalty, to name a few. But, how can you ensure emotional investment from employees who aren’t in the office? The biggest and most powerful global companies are often the ones with the clearest sense of “company culture,” according to American performance… Continue reading Great bosses do this for their remote employees
(TNS) — Muscatine County residents currently living in floodplain areas or near one should contact Planning and Zoning to see if required flood insurance is in their future, according to Administrator Eric Furnas. “It’s best for the homeowners, if they’re concerned, to look it up and find out,” Furnas said. New floodplain maps were generated… Continue reading Rising River, Extra Expenses: New FEMA Maps Draw Flood Insurance Areas in Muscatine County, Iowa
Forget boasting about sleepless nights and round-the-clock schedules – the secret to meaningful, productive and creative work is a good night’s sleep, says Matt Burgess At the top of the business world, it’s fashionable not to sleep, and to boast about having worked more than 100 hours per week. Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk… Continue reading How well did your employees sleep last night?