Recent Articles

June 25, 2015 11:17 am
Joe Shust, Editor
Difficult to prepare for and impossible to stop, floods are among the most dangerous disasters that business continuity professionals can face.  A bad flood can shut a business down for days and keep employees out of the office for much, much longer.  Here are the five worst floods of 2015 so far.
June 23, 2015 11:53 am
Joe Shust, Editor
The New York Metro Chapter of the Association of Contingency Planners discussed tabletop exercises and lessons learned after a test at Rabobank on Thursday, June 18.  Joe Woulfe, Vice President of Business Continuity Management for Rabobank, and Richard Cooper, Founder and CEO of Arbor Continuity, presented on an exercise they ran with the Netherlands-based bank.  They discussed the scenario the presented as well as their findings.
June 16, 2015 11:25 am
Joe Shust, Editor
Recent disasters, like the earthquakes in Nepal and floods in Texas and Oklahoma, have once again put the focus on businesses staying operational during and recovering from drastic events.  Preparing for these events can be crucial, as disasters can cost businesses financially as well as other ways.  Some businesses never recover from large storms or natural disasters.
June 9, 2015 11:30 am
John Linstrom, Community Engagement Manager, AtHoc, Inc.
John Linstrom, Community Engagement Manager, AtHoc, Inc., discusses the importance of effective disaster planning and how it can prevent damage and loss of life.  He talks about some of the best practices for planning, including communication and executive support.
June 2, 2015 11:50 am
Joe Shust, Editor
Social media has changed, and is continuing to change, the way organizations and individuals understand, respond to and recover from disasters.  Now more than ever, the world can see the impact of events like the Texas floods as the happen through the eyes of those most affected by them.
May 28, 2015 11:33 am
Joe Shust, Editor
A New Jersey man died Monday from Lassa Fever, a rare infectious disease that originates in West Africa, after returning from Liberia.  According to the Centers for Disease Control, the disease is endemic to West Africa and is named after the town in Nigeria where it was first discovered in 1969.  While the disease is uncommon in the United States, that is not the case in West Africa.
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.
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