Preparing for Weapons of Mass Destruction

Subscribe to the Business Resilience DECODED podcast – from DRJ and Asfalis Advisors – on your favorite podcast app. New episodes every Thursday. Episode 106: Preparing for Weapons of Mass Destruction Terrorism, bombings, nuclear weapons, biological threats – these are just a few of the serious disasters encompassed under “weapons of mass destruction.” While the… Continue reading Preparing for Weapons of Mass Destruction

The Intersection of Operational Resilience, ESG, and Climate Risk

Last year in the U.S. we faced 20 separate billion-dollar weather and climate-related disasters (NCEI), an ongoing pandemic, social unrest, and an evolving transition into a greener economy. Strengthening Operational Resilience Given these significant challenges, we need to look at environmental, social, and governance (ESG) and climate risk issues holistically to develop the robust risk… Continue reading The Intersection of Operational Resilience, ESG, and Climate Risk

‘The Cloud’ is Just Someone Else’s Data Center

As many organizations are accelerating their path to the cloud, in discussions with other industries’ professionals, many leaders now think they are protected from downtimes because they are in the cloud. As continuity professionals, this statement causes heartburn for many of us because the cloud is just someone else’s data center. However, the foundation of… Continue reading ‘The Cloud’ is Just Someone Else’s Data Center

How Employees Can Boost Organizational Safety and Resilience

When it comes to emergency preparedness, for leaders, so much can feel outside of an organization’s control. Weather can change in an instant, critical systems can fail when they’re needed the most, and complications that could never have been predicted may slow down recovery. That said, employees’ readiness for situations that can impact their safety… Continue reading How Employees Can Boost Organizational Safety and Resilience

Disk Backup Targets Get Modern Makeover

Every organization uses disk as a backup target. That is a given in organizations of all sizes. However, using a “dumb” or “slow” disk array as a backup target no longer aligns well with current organizational requirements. Ransomware places new demands on disk backup targets for analytics, instant recoveries, and data immutability. In response, current… Continue reading Disk Backup Targets Get Modern Makeover

Risk Represents a Range of Possible Outcomes for Business Continuity and Disaster Response

Business continuity and emergency response managers know that recovering from a crisis requires proactive planning – regardless of whether you can see trouble approaching. Lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic have taught us to expect the unexpected. So called “black swan” events, dubbed such because they are supposed to be rare, are not as unusual as… Continue reading Risk Represents a Range of Possible Outcomes for Business Continuity and Disaster Response

5 Common Hurricane Response Plan Problems and How to Fix Them

Recent hurricane seasons have been some of the most active on record, with 21 named storms and seven hurricanes in 2021, and 30 named storms and 14 hurricanes in 2020. Looking ahead to the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season, observed and forecasted conditions, including the low probability of an El Niño, above-normal ocean heat content, and… Continue reading 5 Common Hurricane Response Plan Problems and How to Fix Them

Overcoming Challenges with REITs and Tenants

Few industries have been hit with as many difficult new challenges over the past year and a half as the real estate investment trust (REIT) sector. Amid continuing uncertainty in the office and retail real estate markets, REITs have had to grapple with challenges arising from the COVID-19 pandemic and a fast-changing regulatory landscape regarding… Continue reading Overcoming Challenges with REITs and Tenants