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5 Reasons Why Your Business Continuity Implementation Will Fail

Posted by Meghan Richter on Aug 17, 2017 11:25:00 AM

So, you’ve tackled one of the biggest challenges organizations face when it comes to business continuity planning: gaining initial executive buy-in.  You’ve done the hard work of identifying potential threats, making the case for organizational resiliency and finding resources and budget dollars.

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Topics: business continuity management, business continuity planning

Wimbledon’s Business Continuity Planning Aces Cyber Hackers

Posted by Meghan Richter on Aug 15, 2017 10:01:00 AM

The business continuity industry has quickly learned that cyber attacks and data breaches are not just threats to traditional business in the finance, retail and pharmaceutical industries. Any business that shifted to a digital model which leverages technology, can be impacted. Sporting events are a prime target as they generate significant revenue and pull mass amounts of consumer attention.

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Topics: Cyber Attacks, Business continuity, Business continuity software

Are You Ready? NY’s Cyber Security Regulatory Requirements

Posted by Meghan Richter on Aug 10, 2017 10:23:00 AM

It’s no surprise that when it comes to business continuity planning, cyber security is the number one concern for organizations and businesses who deal with sensitive customer data, as they are most likely to be the target of an attack. New York is one of the many states that has been on the forefront of providing guidance and regulation for this type of incident management. 

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Topics: Cyber Attacks, Business continuity software, regulation

3 Scenarios When a BCM Plan Will Enhance Your Incident Management

Posted by Meghan Richter on Aug 8, 2017 2:26:47 PM

You may have your business operations set, but no matter your environment or experience, you can take your organization’s strategies for potential incidents to the next level by implementing a business continuity plan. But how much of can a comprehensive business continuity plan impact your incident management? Let’s take a look at three scenarios:

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Topics: Incident Management, Business continuity software, business continuity program

Why Effective Communication is the Key to Emergency Response

Posted by Meghan Richter on Aug 1, 2017 3:58:55 PM

When it comes to incident response, proactive communication is often considered an afterthought. Do you know how you’re going to send emergency notifications to your employees or vendors during inclement weather situations? How will you get the word out if your systems and networks are down? How can you keep your emergency response planning and execution secure?

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Topics: Business Disaster Recovery Planning, Emergency Notification

Don't Let Business Continuity Efforts Go Dark this Summer

Posted by Jacqui Miller on Jul 27, 2017 10:39:00 AM

With temperatures rising, Public Utilities get overloaded. Sometimes there is an unexpected power outage, but you may also find yourself dealing with rolling blackouts and other issues cas power companies try to relieve stress on overloaded systems. 

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Topics: Business continuity

BCM Can Keep your Supply Chain from Breaking

Posted by Brandon Kane on Jul 25, 2017 9:33:00 AM

An incident can occur for many reasons, such as delivery disruptions, IT outages / cyber-attacks or product recalls, but all too often manufacturers, distributors and retailers learn after the fact that the inability to offer products  has caused significant financial and image repercussions.

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Topics: Business continuity

CARTOON: Sunny skies, with a 50 percent chance of malware

Posted by Brandon Kane on Jul 20, 2017 10:57:26 AM

No one ever knows if/what outages will occur during an incident, and yet they happen all the time. They’re about as predictable as the weather, and there are no patterns or seasons for server crashes and data breaches. When they strike can be just as surprising as how they strike.

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Topics: Disaster recovery planning

BIAs Matter When you “Simply” Measure what Matters to You

Posted by Ted Marquardt on Jul 18, 2017 1:51:33 PM

There’s been a lot of discussions in the BCMP professional community as to whether performing BIAs at your business are a necessary practice anymore.  I have been following blogs and attending presentations where BIA is being depicted as just a “checkbox” for being compliant, which belies direct conversations I've had with customers who say that a BIA provides genuine, demonstrable results that identify business functions and applications that are critical to the enterprise.

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Topics: Business continuity

E-Commerce Demands Require New BCM Solutions

Posted by Brandon Kane on Jul 13, 2017 10:58:13 AM

The shopping experience has undergone a seismic shift in recent years, with e-commerce dominating sales and customer interactions with a company. More and more people are going online to make purchases, so what happens if an incident does not allow them to have a quality visit – or a visit at all?

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Topics: Business continuity