Is Your CEO Willing to Take That Risk? Critical Questions to Ask and Answer

A First Step Toward Awareness and Preparedness: Ask The Critical Questions The good news is that not all business continuity planning requires significant capital investment. At the heart of being prepared is being aware and having processes in place that can both minimize the likelihood and mitigate the effects of a serious business interruption. The… Continue reading Is Your CEO Willing to Take That Risk? Critical Questions to Ask and Answer

Is Your CEO Willing to Take That Risk? Critical Questions to Ask and Answer

A First Step Toward Awareness and Preparedness: Ask The Critical Questions The good news is that not all business continuity planning requires significant capital investment. At the heart of being prepared is being aware and having processes in place that can both minimize the likelihood and mitigate the effects of a serious business interruption. The… Continue reading Is Your CEO Willing to Take That Risk? Critical Questions to Ask and Answer

Securing The Plan

Does a business continuity planner need a security clearance? Ninety-nine percent of the time, the answer is a strong, “No.” That doesn’t mean some organizations don’t insist on a clearance – usually top secret or higher. Like a master’s degree, anything less than top secret is hardly worth considering. However, even a top secret clearance… Continue reading Securing The Plan

Reconsidering the BC Professional’s Boundaries

Business continuity professionals are often charged with preparing organizations for natural disasters, man-made events and technology failure (commonly known as availability-related risks). As a result, executive managers task the members of our profession with making workplaces, people, technology and equipment/supplies available following disruptive events. Some business continuity professionals tackle issues described as “operational risks”, such… Continue reading Reconsidering the BC Professional’s Boundaries

Reconsidering the BC Professional’s Boundaries

Business continuity professionals are often charged with preparing organizations for natural disasters, man-made events and technology failure (commonly known as availability-related risks). As a result, executive managers task the members of our profession with making workplaces, people, technology and equipment/supplies available following disruptive events. Some business continuity professionals tackle issues described as “operational risks”, such… Continue reading Reconsidering the BC Professional’s Boundaries

Reconsidering the BC Professional’s Boundaries

Business continuity professionals are often charged with preparing organizations for natural disasters, man-made events and technology failure (commonly known as availability-related risks). As a result, executive managers task the members of our profession with making workplaces, people, technology and equipment/supplies available following disruptive events. Some business continuity professionals tackle issues described as “operational risks”, such… Continue reading Reconsidering the BC Professional’s Boundaries

Heroic Tale of ‘The Angel of Boland Hall’

In a few short months, on Jan. 19, 2010, the terrible fire at Seton Hall University will be a 10-year-old statistic. This dormitory fire killed three students and injured more than 50 other students. While business continuity professionals are tempted to talk about the negatives associated with a fire – the cause, the damage, the… Continue reading Heroic Tale of ‘The Angel of Boland Hall’

Heroic Tale of ‘The Angel of Boland Hall’

In a few short months, on Jan. 19, 2010, the terrible fire at Seton Hall University will be a 10-year-old statistic. This dormitory fire killed three students and injured more than 50 other students. While business continuity professionals are tempted to talk about the negatives associated with a fire – the cause, the damage, the… Continue reading Heroic Tale of ‘The Angel of Boland Hall’