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Business Continuity & BCM Blog

Fighting COVID-19 Misinformation in the Midst of Pandemic

Epidemic or Pandemic? They’re Different and Why It Matters

How Data Privacy Should Fit Into Your Pandemic Plan

So You Don’t Have a Pandemic Plan, Now What?

Remote Working: Decrease Cyber Risk by Practicing Good Cyber Hygiene

Are You Prepared for a Recall?

Part 3: Best Practices to Improve Incident Management Exercises – Conduct & Review

Part 2: Best Practices to Improve Incident Management Exercises – Define & Design

Part 1: Best Practices to Improve Incident Management Exercises – Preparation

More Than Just a Hiccup: Coronavirus and Global Supply Chain Disruptions

Isolated Incidents: Can You Plan For Them and Should You?

Adopt A Risk-Based Approach For Audit Success

Is "Work-From-Home" a Viable Contingency Plan for Disruptions?

Mobile Access to BC Plans: Mobilize Faster, Respond Rapidly, and Coordinate Recovery

Toss the Spreadsheet and Start Building a More Resilient Program with BCM Software

Mitigate Your Risks: Tips for Business Continuity Planning for Natural Disasters

7 Assumptions That Can Derail Your Business Continuity Plans

The Cost of Ransomware and the Helping Hand of Business Continuity

6 Benefits of Working with a Business Continuity Advisor

Formjacking and Island Hopping Increasing Threats for Supply Chains and Operations

5 Ways Your Supply Chain Could Be at Risk for Disruption

The 3 Core Components of a Healthy Business Continuity Program

Updated Version of ISO 22301...What's New?

Is Your Emergency Notification System Crisis-Ready?

Communication is the Key to Effective Incident Management

How to Avoid Accidentally Creating a Real Incident with Your Next BC/DR Exercise

When Surprise Business Continuity Exercises Go Awry: 4 Real-Life Examples

What Features Do Users Want Most in Business Continuity Software?

5 Signs Your Business Continuity Management Software Isn’t Meeting Your Needs

The Future of Emergency Notification is Embedded in Your Business Continuity Tool

Perfect Plans Fail: Why Don’t Companies Routinely BC Test?

Is a Centralized or Decentralized Business Continuity Program Best for Your Organization?

7 Ways to Empower Your Mid-Level Managers to Become BC Champions

Enhancing Organizational Engagement in BC Using a Proven Technique: “Tone From the Middle”

3 Steps for Developing Your Crisis Communication Plan

Don’t Underestimate the Need for Tight Cloud Security

Is Human Resources the Key to Building a Culture of Resilience?

Practice What You Preach: Preparedness in the Home

Tuning Up Your Emergency Management Notification System (EMNS)

Critical, Often-Overlooked Questions to Ask When Evaluating BC Vendors

Hurricane Season: Steps to Prepare Now

How to Ramp Up Vendor Risk Resiliency

3 Tactics for Driving Organizational Engagement in Business Continuity

Why Effective Communication is the Key to Emergency Response

What 7 Questions Should You Ask When Developing Your BCP?

Data Breaches Ranked in Top-Five Global Threats

How to Ensure Supply Chain Resiliency – Here’s Your Checklist

How to Get the Most Out of Your BCP Tabletop Test

Account Takeover (ATO) Fraud

Tornado Season – Is Your Organization Prepared?

8 Ways a BCMP Can (Positively) Impact Cyber Breach Costs

7 Things Not to Do During and After a Cyber Breach

How Can You Use Social Media to Control a Crisis?

How Can You Leverage KPIs to Gain BCMP Executive Buy-In?

Top 10 FEMA Checklists That Add Value to Your BC and Emergency Response Plans

How Can You Protect Your Small Business Against Cyber Crime?

More Than Half of All Cyber Attacks Hit Small Businesses – Why?

14 Business Continuity Metrics You Shouldn’t Do Without

5 Steps Towards Building a Continuity Culture for BCMP Success

Why Do You Need Quality Metrics for Your Business Continuity Program?

The Magnitude of Multi-Factor Authentications

Avoid the 9 Ways a Business Continuity Plan Can Fail

How Safe is Your (Smart) City?

Bring Your Own Device…without Bringing Risk

White Hackers Go Dark to Help Enterprises Fight Cyber Crime

Do You Have All the Ingredients for a Complete Business Continuity Plan?

Who are the Cyber Criminals?

Emergency Communication Software – Answering the Call for Communication Evolution

2018 Cyber Crime: A Warning for 2019

The Hunt for Hackers

Tech and Pharma – Making Beautiful Business Together

2018 Quake: Alaska Does Preparedness Right

Pharma – Bearing the Cross of Business Continuity

Data Integrity – “Keeping It Clean” in Pharma

Pharma’s Crucial Recovery Concerns in the Wake of Disaster

How Your BC/DR Plan Can Sink – and How You Can Stay Afloat

A Remedy for Pharma BCMP Executive Buy-In

Weak Links in a Pharma’s Supply Chain

What’s Your Cyber Crime IQ?

Cryptojacking – What It Is and Why You Need to Know

Pharma Cyber Attacks – Preparing for the Inevitable

GDPR Side Effects on Pharma

Looking at Third-Party Risk, Brought to You by China

Hacking Democracy – Cyber Security and Elections

Cyber Security Challenges Threatening Pharma

Data Visualization – Painting Valuable Pictures for Pharma

A Cyber Security Culture for Better Cyber Protection

Protecting Patient Information in Pharma

Meet Your New Cyber Security Guardian – Your CISO

Blockchain Linking Pharma to Efficiency and Security

Share the Cyber Security Responsibility

Higher Dosage of Pharma M&As Needs BCM Prescription

Cyber Breach Pokes Facebook with Possible GDPR Violation

Review Retaliation Spotlights Reputational Vulnerability

Let’s Get Enterprise-Wide Buy-In

Shoplifting Continues to Stock Huge Threat for Retailers

Extreme Emergency Planning – Paranoid or Prepared?

Preparing the Next Generation of Cyber Defenders

Blockchain’s Benefits and Risks in Retail

Close Those Continuity Gaps

Business Continuity Challenges of the Modern Retailer

Your Business Continuity Cheat Sheet

Retail in the Cloud

Table Top Testing for Success – 10 Tips

What’s Your Business Continuity IQ?

Cyber Crime Stats Display Need for Cyber BCM in Retail

High Merger & Acquisition Activity in Retail Industry

Weathering Disaster with Retail Emergency Planning

Getting Creative with Assurance Connect

Is Your BCM Program Agile Enough?

Women in Business Continuity Management

Year-Round BCM for Seasonal Shopping

Retail Needs Big Data, Big Data Needs BCM

Retail Versus E-Tail Business Continuity Risks

Don’t Devalue Business Continuity for Innovation

Ticketmaster Breach - Lesson in Third-Party Vetting

Balancing Customer Data Protection and Convenience

Don’t Be a Sitting Duck! Avoid Complacency in BCM

UK CO2 Shortage Sends Hiccups Throughout Supply Chains

What Does the GDPR Have in Store for Retailers?

Why Emergency Notifications Alone Aren’t Enough

10 Characteristics To Look For In A BCM Solution

The Insurance Industry – From Uninteresting to Innovative

Europe’s GDPR Nudging Insurance Industry

BCM, Insurance and Risk Management Defined: What’s the Difference?

What a Successful BC Program Looks Like

Don’t Underestimate the Power of a  Power Outage

Behind the Scenes of a Connect Data Integration

BCM Can Help Insurers Withstand Interest Rate Changes

BCM Efforts Should Practice What Companies Preach

Assurance Software and OnSolve: Partners Committed to Customer Resiliency

What Should a Future-Proofing Framework Look Like?

It’s Full Steam Ahead for Assurance Software as a Standalone Company

Propelling Ahead of Tech Competitors with BCM

Customer Research – How Assurance Achieves Great User Experience

Regulating Executive Buy-In for Cybersecurity in New York State

Resurgens Technology Purchases Assurance Software

Is Your Organization a Target for a Cyber Attack?

School District Gets Lesson in Cyber Crime Preparedness

April’s Cyber Crime & News Recap

What Insurers Need to Know About Cyber Threats

Approval is Just the Beginning of Business Continuity

Printers – A Business Continuity Risk?

5 Reasons You Need Data Integration Software for Your BCM

To BCP or Not to BCP?

Future-Proofing Makes Business Continuity Sense

Trending Technology and Your BC Plan

Another Puerto Rico Power Outage, Another Lesson in BCM

Learn How to Conduct a Surprise DR Exercise

Facebook Hearings Show The Need For Connected BCM

“InsurTech” Making Insurers Rethink Organizational Resilience

The Technology Sector's Greatest Threat Is Behind Its Own Door

YouTube Active Shooter Reinforces Need for Preparedness Practices

The BC Plan DIY Dilemma

‘Security Pledge’ for Tech Giants Shows Need for BCM Protection

Lord & Taylor’s Easter Surprise: A Cyber Attack Example of Data Breach Preparedness

Don’t Be Fooled: Run a Surprise DR Test

No Time to Focus on Data Management? Get Connect(ed)

The Secret to Solving the Top Financial Services Industry Challenges

Your Guide To Security Through Business Continuity Management

Survival Tips for a Business Continuity Plan Through a Merger

How to Build a Healthcare BC Plan From the Ground Up

Get Leadership Involved in Your BCDR Program

The Good, the Bad, and the Risky – Blockchain in the Finance Industry

Business Continuity Management – Healthcare’s Antidote

New York City Measles Case: Rethink Emergency Notification

Defending Your Organization in the Digital Age

Increased Patient Demands – Why and How They Affect BCM

Why Financial Service Providers Need to Compare BC Plans

Why Knowing Ransomware is Critical for BCM

Using the Olympic Spirit to Inspire Your Business Continuity Planning

You’ve Planned for an Incident – Now What?

Hints for Healthcare Business Continuity Audit Success

Does a BC/DR Program Need Executive Buy-In?

Security Myths Endangering Your Organizational Resiliency

Why the Financial Services Needs More Than Cyber Risk Compliance

Tech Risks and Responsibilities for Healthcare BCM

Using BCM to Surveille for Security Threats

Going Beyond Healthcare BCM Compliance

Business Continuity’s Defense of Organizational Security

Should You Partner or Protect Your Business from These FinTech Trends

5 Signs You Should Invest in Emergency Notification Software

How Business Continuity Got the Eagles to the Super Bowl

Why the Pharma Industry Needed BCM to Mitigate Hurricane Maria’s Damages

Help Your Financial Organization Thrive (Not Just Survive) in 2018

Going Beyond IT in Business Continuity

Hawaii’s False Missile Alert is a Lesson in EME Notification Management

4 Reasons Why Business Continuity Compliance Isn’t Enough

New Tax Law: What It Means for Healthcare’s Business Continuity Planning

On Defense: 4 Security Sneak Attacks to Tackle in 2018

January Crisis Are Lessons for Business Continuity Criticality

5 Reasons Cyber Hackers are Targeting Healthcare Providers

BCM: What’s Client Loyalty Got to Do with It?

Welcome Melissa: Your New Customer Community Manager

4 (Not So Surprising) Reasons Why Security Breaches Happen

Your Recipe for Successful Incident Management

Top 5 Assurance Software Business Continuity Blogs of 2017

Making the Case for Business Continuity Management

Business Continuity Management (BCM) Defined

Lessons from the Worst Incidents of 2017

Predicted BCM Outcomes of the 2017 Wildfire Season

Practice Makes Perfect: Testing Your Business Continuity Plans

Your Secret Weapon for Beating Business Continuity Data Challenges

To Pay or Not to Pay? Lessons from the Uber Cyber Attack

Are You Making the Most of Your Emergency Notification System?

Going Beyond DIY with BCM

Act Now: Act with Assurance Mobile App is Now Available

Behind the Scenes: Creating Our New Incident Management Mobile App

Black Friday: Cyber Hacks, Vandalism Attacks and Theft Acts

From Theory to Practice: BCM For Government Entities

Social Media + Business Continuity Management: A Cautionary Tale

How "Home Alone" Illustrates Good and Bad Incident Management

How Dell Boomi Helps Us Streamline Your Business Continuity Data

The Disconnected Dilemma: Breaking Down Effective Incident Management

The 7 Best Halloween Costumes for Business Continuity Managers

5 Signs It’s Time for a Notification Management Health Check

California County’s Emergency Notification Management is Under Fire

Is There a Better Way to Test and Manage Incidents?

Who’s Responsible for Workplace Cyber Security? (Hint: You’re Not Exempt)

What’s Required of The New Generation of Business Continuity?

Business Continuity’s Role in an Active Shooter Incident

What’s Missing in Entertainment? Business Continuity Management

Staying Prepared Beyond National Preparedness Month

Equifax Hack Calls Businesses to Act

3 Analogies for Explaining Business Continuity Management

New AssuranceNM Features Allow for Ongoing Communication During Emergency Response

What We Can Learn from Disasters Like Hurricane Harvey and Irma

Why Every BC Program Needs an Executive Sponsor

Adapting Business Continuity to New Business Practices

BC Planning in the Aftermath of Hurricane Harvey

Break Out of the Vegas Mindset for Business Continuity Planning

2017 Storm Predictions: Which Assets Will Take the Biggest Hit

5 Reasons Why your Business Continuity Implementation Will Fail

Wimbledon’s Business Continuity Planning Aces Cyber Hackers

Are You Ready? NY’s Cyber Security Regulatory Requirements

3 Scenarios When a BCM Plan Will Enhance Your Incident Management

New Reporting Feature: Customized BCM Insights in 1 Minute

Don't Let Business Continuity Efforts Go Dark this Summer

BCM Can Keep your Supply Chain from Breaking

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

E-Commerce Demands Require New BCM Solutions

Tips to Manage your Emergency Notification Plan During Vacation Season

Merck Initiates Business Continuity Plan after Petya Ransomware Attack

In Retail, Business Continuity Must Work with Supply Chain Management

Be a Business Continuity Hero

Three Tips for Keeping your BIA Current

Infographic: Make Sure Your Healthcare Data is More than Secure

Infographic: How to Improve Your Financial Institution's Organizational Resilience

Business Continuity Testing is Not Perfect...and That is Okay

Implementing a Business Continuity Strategy Puts You Ahead of the Cyber Security Curve

Act Like a Stanley Cup Champion to Build a Winning BCM Program!

Understanding Cyber Threats Improves Organizational Resilience

New Assurance Connect Functionality Makes BCM More Valuable

Improve Incident Management Response Times

Make Time for Some BCM Spring Cleaning

Cloud Integration Automation Save BCMs Time and Improves Organizational Resilience

AssuranceNM Unveils New Advanced Emergency Notifications

Assurance Helps Wellness Provider Meet Regulatory Demands and Customer Needs

What Can the Public Sector Teach You About Incident Management?

Bridging IT and Business is the Future of Organizational Resilience

Don't be a Business Continuity 'Player-Manager'

Keeping Plans Practical Increases Organizational Resilience

CARTOON: Squirrel! Preventing Distractions during Disaster Recovery

Built-in Reporting is a Must for Your BC/DR Solution

Can a Blizzard Bust Shape Organizational Resilience Efforts?

3 Steps to Help Business Continuity in Inclement Weather Situations

DRII Product/Service Provider of the Year Win Means Continued BCM Program Innovation

Engaging Your Team Will Ease BC Plan Frustrations

Assurance Software Wins DRII Product/Service Provider of the Year!

Why Aren’t You Getting the Help You Need with Your BCM Program?

Is “Cybercrime as a Service” the New Norm of Organized Crime?

Building Business Continuity Bridges

Four Considerations for Building a Business Continuity Plan

Can Pokemon Go Teach Us about Mapping Business Continuity Data?

Cyber Attacks Can Cost You Your Reputation, and Billions

Organizational Resilience–It’s Larger than BCM or DR

The Gift of the Flu, and How Emergency Notifications Can Help

In the News: Using Mobile Emergency Notification Systems to Save Lives

Keeping Your Executive “In the Know” About Cyber Security

Data Hoarders Beware: How to Increase the Effectiveness of Your Business Continuity Program

4 Tips You Need to Know About Cyber Security

What the Netherlands Can Teach Us About Incident Management Solutions

Improve Incident Management Response Times

4 Barriers to Effective Incident Management

Manufacturing the Business Continuity Fastball

What is the Importance of Business Continuity Education?

The Growing Need for Zero Downtime in Business Continuity Software

Organizational Resilience: Is Preparing for a Hurricane an Option or Obligation?

3 Tips for More Effective Business Continuity Software Evaluations

3 Questions To Ask Your Business Continuity Provider To Mitigate Risk

Establish Business Continuity Plans (That Come to Life)

5 Ways To Ensure Your Business Continuity Software Meets Your Needs

3 Reasons Your Business Continuity Plan Needs To Be Mobile

3 Reasons to Re-evaluate Your Business Disaster Recovery Planning 

It’s Time to Face the Music, Business Continuity Is Changing