7 Easy Steps to Weather any DR Storm

Your company’s risk landscape is constantly changing. There’s a wide scope of factors to take into account, from weather-induced regional risks to the potential chaos provoked by cybersecurity breaches. Two vendor surveys recently found that 54 percent of organizations lack the intelligence they need to protect against sophisticated cyberattacks, and companies continue to overlook threats… Continue reading 7 Easy Steps to Weather any DR Storm

Analyzing RTO for Outsourced Capabilities

When organizations decide to outsource a critical service, business continuity (BC) leaders must increase vigilance over third-party contractual obligations related to recovery. Recovery time objective (RTO), one of the most commonly-used terms in our profession, can take on dramatically different shades of meaning, depending on the broader context in which it is established. In fact… Continue reading Analyzing RTO for Outsourced Capabilities

Communicating During a Disaster

It is hard to pick up a paper or listen to the news without being reminded of the ever-increasing amount of natural and manmade disasters occurring in today’s world. Currently, there are reports of tornadoes and flooding in the Midwest; at the end of summer, we’ll see the focus on hurricanes; and spattered throughout the… Continue reading Communicating During a Disaster

Compliance a Problem, But Still Mandatory

With several standards being developed and some areas overlapping, compliance requires significant effort and is mandatory. If compliance is costly, then we need to think of the cost of non-compliance, which is more costly. This article focuses on business continuity compliance but can be applied equally to other areas as well, and is being produced… Continue reading Compliance a Problem, But Still Mandatory

Continuity Plans Can You Actually Use Them?

At this time of year, many of us are scrambling to get plans exercised to meet a calendar year commitment or deadline, so I’d like to explore the issue of continuity plans and how “actionable” they really are. This actually applies to all types of continuity plans – whether they are business continuity plans, IT… Continue reading Continuity Plans Can You Actually Use Them?

Let’s Get Real About Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery

The resounding success of more than a hundred BCP/DR drills that I have done with my clients actually worries me! In delivering business continuity (BC) and disaster recovery (DR) services over the years, I have closely worked with clients in making every single exercise a success. Those are our moments of glory, the BC/DR managers… Continue reading Let’s Get Real About Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery