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Testing & Exercising Your Business Continuity Plan
July 12, 2017 - We think everyone is aware by now that a written plan is nothing more than that... words on paper. Until you test/exercise it, it will be nothing more. Maybe some of your assumptions are wrong or maybe employees don't really understand what they need to do. Key people could be out of town when you need them; who picks up the slack? Only exercising the plan will show you what works and what doesn't so you can do something to improve it. This issue could help.
June 28, 2017 - How do you handle risk in your organization? Do you do an assessment before you write or review your plan? After your plan? Are you a risk avoider? Take a look at this issue for some info about risk and how to handle it.
Safety and Security in Workplace Emergencies
June 21, 2017 - Everything you read focuses on a couple of things about workplace emergencies: be aware and be prepared. Communication is important, as are drills, training and the development of emergency procedures. This issue covers all these things and more and provide food for thought about the status of your emergency preparedness.
Meeting & Event Planning
June 14, 2017 - When the going gets tough... meeting and event planners step up! It's what you do, right? We know that there's no such thing as a perfect meeting and event, so it's always good to refresh what you know and increase your arsenal to handle problems and disruptions. Try these articles for some additional perspectives.
June 7, 2017 - Identity theft now costs businesses billions of dollars each year, and it's on the rise. No business seems to be immune, from sole practitioners to large corporations. In this issue we look at exactly what identity theft is and what you can do to prevent it. Check out these articles for some of the steps you can take to avoid becoming a victim.
National Safety Month
May 31, 2017 - June is National Safety Month and a good time to think about safety in your workplace. This issue covers workplace injuries, active shooter preparations, fire, medical and other emergencies. If you haven't visited the topic of workplace safety in a while, June is a good time to do so, and these articles can help.
Mass Communication Systems
May 24, 2017 - Ever since the shootings at Virginia Tech, mass communication systems have been evolving into tools that can help save lives and businesses. What is your method of communicating to your employees about a disaster or disruption? If you don’t have some kind of system, you should take a look at these articles that discuss these systems and how to choose them.
Hurricanes, Tornadoes and Other Severe Weather
May 17, 2017 - Even though it seems that hurricane season 2016 just ended, 2017's season started in the eastern Pacific a couple of days ago and the central Pacific and Atlantic seasons will begin June 1. While predictions indicate a less active hurricane season, we need to remember that only one storm can wipe out a business or a community. How are your preparations coming? These articles may help you solidify your plans.
Legal and Ethical Issues and Business Continuity
May 10, 2017 - You are no doubt familiar with many of the numerous laws and regulations for business continuity and disaster recovery planning. All of them, in some way, impact your BC and DR planning and may also result in liability to a company not in compliance. In addition, now we need to consider ethical conduct and integrity planning to avoid additional liability. These artcles may be able to guide you through some of the legal and ethical dangers.
Business Continuity Awareness Week 2017: Cyber Resilience
May 3, 2017 - This year Business Continuity Awareness Week occurs between March 15 and 19, and the theme is cyber resilience. The BCI's Cyber Resilience Report revealed that two-thirds of organizations had experienced at least one cyber security incident during the previous year, and 15% had experienced at least ten. So this week we'll focus on cyber resilience so you can think what you will do to raise awareness of business continuity and the importance of cyber resilience? (Item #6 has a link to download posters to display throughout your workplace.)
Testing and Training
April 26, 2017 - How often do you exercise your business continuity plan? Have you ever done so? Most experts recommend testing and exercising (if you read Item #5 you'll see what the difference is) at least once per year for the entire plan. If you're not doing that, here's a question for you: What will you do if any part of the plan doesn't work as conceived? Will your people have the ability and confidence to go with the flow and work their way past the broken parts? The only way to know is to try out the plan and see what happens. You'll find help in this issue.
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