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I was initially taken aback upon reviewing the results of a recent career survey conducted by a disaster recovery certification organization about “the changing role of the resilience professional.” According to the white paper, supply chain management came in last, behind information technology, information security, compliance, facilities management, physical security, audit, and legal. The question asked was about how integrated core business continuity was with other functions within their organizations? Perhaps my initial surprise is I unconditionally believe a company’s supply chain is its lifeblood. Supply chain continuity is a necessary component for any organization seeking to develop greater resilience and…


Betty A. Kildow

Betty A. Kildow, FBCI, CBCP, a business continuity management consultant for more than 20 years, has worked with a wide range of diverse organizations, partnering with them to develop and maintain their continuity capability. She is a Fellow of the Business Continuity Institute (FBCI), a Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP), an ISO 22301 Master, and ISO 28000 lead implementer and lead auditor.

Why Print and Mail Must be Part of Your BC/DR Plan
In May, NOAA released its predictions for the 2019 hurricane season. Central Pacific storms were predicted to be above normal activity, while Atlantic storms were predicted to be near normal. Of course, the definition of normal does not suggest anyone should rest easy. In fact, the NOAA prediction for the central Pacific area said this: “There is a 70 percent chance of above-normal tropical cyclone activity during the central Pacific hurricane season this year. The 2019 outlook also indicates a 20 percent chance of a near-normal season and only a 10 percent chance of a below-normal season.” Even for those who don’t have to worry about hurricanes, the season still brings tornadoes, wildfires, flooding, and other natural disasters.

Rules and Regulations: The Rule of Law
President John Adams once said, “We are a nation of laws, not of men.” While the statement is foundational to the fourth amendment, which prohibits unreasonable search and seizure, it is broader in interpretation and is not unique to American history. The “rule of law” dates back to ancient Grece, the idea that government is best administered with legislated laws rather than by rule through divine appointment. This concept is international and applies to free, civilized societies.

The Evolution of Vendor Management
Thirty years ago, as a new business continuity coordinator, I discovered that preventing bad things from happening was not always...
It’s a Wrap! How to Ensure Media Production Continuity, Even in the Face of Disaster
With the rise of digitization, the media and entertainment (M&E) industry is managing enormous amounts and types of data that...