Recent Articles

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
April 22, 2015 8:30 pm
Joe Shust, Editor
Dr. Robert Chandler, Director of the Nicholson School of Communications at the University of Central Florida, discussed the impact of ethical disasters and the role of upper management in preventing them at the 2015 Continuity Insights Management Conference on Tuesday, April 21.
April 21, 2015 1:15 pm
Joe Shust, Editor
The 2015 Continuity Insights Management Conference got underway Monday, April 20 with as Pete O’Dell, founder of Swan Island Networks and author of Cyber 24-7: Risks, Leadership and Sharing, spoke to a capacity crowd about the risks and impacts of cyber attacks.
April 21, 2015 12:33 pm
Joe Shust, Editor
Before the 2015 Continuity Insights Management Conference officially got underway, attendees had the opportunity to give back to the local community through the annual Continuity Cares event. This year, attendees participated in The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community’s 2015 Earth Day Celebration,  which included wetlands planting and cleanup as well as other service activities.  
April 16, 2015 12:07 pm
CI Staff
The 2015 Continuity Insights Management Conference will kick off Monday, April 20, at Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale, Ariz.  The event will feature presentations by business continuity and resilience professionals from a wide range of industries.  
April 16, 2015 11:54 am
Joe Shust, Editor
As organizations gather more data and turn to cloud-based solutions to store it, disaster recovery has become an even bigger focus.  Some companies have turned to disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) solutions in an effort to find a balance between cost efficiency and security.
April 14, 2015 11:37 am
Joe Shust, Editor
Serious, targeted cyber attacks are a relatively new threat that have become more and more dangerous as organizations rely more on technology to store their data and operate their business on a day-to-day basis. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Framework contains a set of guidelines and best practices to help prevent and defend against cyber attacks.
April 14, 2015 11:30 am
Joe Shust, Editor
As metrics continue to gain popularity amongst business continuity professionals, individual practitioners are beginning to develop their own methods for measuring program effectiveness, recovery and resilience.  David Lindstedt, Director of Program Management at the Ohio State University, said he thinks the industry should move its focus away from counting the amount of programs and towards predicting recoverability.
April 9, 2015 11:53 am
Joe Shust, Editor
While it has not been universally adopted quite yet, ISO 22301 continues to pique the interest of resilience and business continuity professionals.  Many have begun implementing the new standard and aligning the goals of their programs with it.  Lynnda Nelson of the International Consortium for Organizational Resilience (The ICOR) thinks ISO 22301 can help BC pros communicate better and provide a sense of uniformity.
April 9, 2015 11:47 am
Joe Shust, Editor
Business continuity professionals face a host of unique problems every day.  Those who have extensive experience in resilience know that no two situations are the same and preparing for future events can be extremely difficult.  Dick Donovan of M&T Bank said his organization has turned to creative problem solving (CPS) as a way to boost their resilience and get more people involved in the business continuity program.
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