Recent Articles

May 21, 2015 10:39 am
Joe Shust, Editor
Continuity of supply has become an increasingly important factor for resilience professionals as more organizations are beginning to rely on complex, global supply chains to deliver their products.  Supply chain disruptions can be extremely damaging to a business, especially one that relies on a large network of suppliers to create their products.
May 21, 2015 9:54 am
Joe Shust, Editor
The New York City Chapter of the Contingency Planning Exchange (CPE) hosted its third second annual full-day conference, which featured presentations about relevant and emerging business continuity issues. The organization aims to help business continuity professionals continue to educate themselves while also getting the opportunity to network with others in the  the field.
May 14, 2015 11:31 am
Joe Shust, Editor
Details are still being revealed after an Amtrak train derailed near Philadelphia Tuesday night, leaving seven dead and more than 200 injured.  For business continuity professionals, train derailments present a unique set of problems, particularly when they involve passenger trains.  One incident can result in a host of different potential disruptions.
May 12, 2015 12:06 pm
Joe Shust, Editor
After more than 4,700 deaths, the Ebola outbreak has come to an end in Liberia.  According to reports, there have been no cases of the virus that has ravaged West Africa since last year for 42 days, twice the incubation period for the disease.  The World Health Organization (WHO) reported that the last confirmed case in Liberia was buried on March 28.  This means the outbreak is over in one of the nations hardest hit by it.
May 7, 2015 11:35 am
Joe Shust, Editor
The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is claiming responsibility for an attack in Garland, Texas in which two gunmen opened fire on an event where attendees were asked to draw the prophet Muhammad.  Attacks like this should be a point of focus for business continuity professionals.
May 5, 2015 11:33 am
Joe Shust, Editor
On Friday, May 1, members of the Association of Contingency Planners’ Garden State Chapter were given an opportunity to tour MetLife Stadium, home of both the New York Giants and New York Jets, and learn about the ins and outs of how its security team manages the daunting task of keeping tens of thousands safe.
April 30, 2015 12:18 pm
Joe Shust, Editor
Baltimore saw another night of relative calm on Wednesday, with peaceful protesters demonstrating before dispersing during the imposed 10 p.m. curfew.  However, protests took place in other cities across the country.  The protests revolve around the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray, who died in police custody.
April 28, 2015 11:44 am
Joe Shust, Editor
According to the Mayor's Office of Economic and Neighborhood Development in Baltimore, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has requested support from the National Guard, who have been deployed to the city to assist police.  A 24-hour emergency operations center has been established to assist in coordinating a response.
April 28, 2015 11:30 am
Joe Shust, Editor
The 2015 Continuity Insights Management Conference featured sessions by business continuity professionals from every area of the industry, from emergency management to IT/disaster recovery. Here are the top five quotes from our three plenary speakers.
April 23, 2015 1:38 am
Joe Shust, Editor
The 2015 Continuity Insights closed on Wednesday, April 22 with Nathaniel Forbes of Forbes Calamity Prevention discussing the impact of water scarcity and thirst.  Forbes discussed potential consequences of water scarcity, including terrorism, supply chain disruption and competitive advantage
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