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From COVID-19 to civil unrest and beyond, 2020 events have led to cascading impacts for many organizations. In turn, however, these same events have pushed business continuity to the forefront, with more executive and key stakeholder engagement than ever. As we look to the next few months, recent events may be compounded by hurricane season, fire season, and possible continuation or reoccurrence of the COVID-19 pandemic. So, what does that mean for business continuity during the next 12-18 months? What should you plan for when it comes to people, technology, facilities, and suppliers? The good news is there are strategies…


Ashley Helmick

Ashley Helmick, MBCI, is an associate managing consultant with Avalution Consulting. While at Avalution, Helmick has worked with a wide range of organizations to implement and evolve business continuity and IT disaster recovery programs. She recently worked hand-in-hand with several organizations throughout the COVID-19 response and recovery. Prior to joining Avalution, Helmick worked for a large utility company, analyzing enterprise-wide risks and supporting SOX, and compliance testing. She can be reached at [email protected]

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.

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