Plan Activation

Plan activation – during this coronavirus pandemic, the majority of companies will be referring to either their business continuity plan or pandemic plan. The question I am discussing today is,

Coronavirus

COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered coronavirus. As of 12 March 2020, there are 125,865 confirmed cases of COVID-19 globally, with a death-rate of 3.5%.

The Cloud

With new technological changes, most IT departments are migrating their applications and servers to the Cloud. What is the added value and role of Business Continuity in a Disaster Recovery

Tabletop Exercise

Should an organization hold a tabletop exercise if they don’t have a business continuity plan organized? If the management team are really excited about holding an exercise, and that’s where

Sky City

The large fire at the Sky City International Convention Center provided an interesting business continuity case study. The roof caught fire during construction and the billowing smoke meant many nearby

BCM Implementation

BCM Implementation – what pushed your organization into creating a business continuity management program? In my experience, the biggest factor was an audit which identified the lack of a cohesive

WhatsApp

WhatsApp – why should you use a Crisis Communications Tool, instead of social media? Martin Petts from F24 has developed the Top 11 reasons why you should be using a

Test

In Business Continuity, what is the difference between a scenario and a test? A scenario is something that has happened to disrupt your business. A test is a way of

Risk Mitigation

How is risk mitigation incorporated into a Business Continuity Plan? In ISO 22301 there is a protection and mitigation section where three points are made: Reduce the likelihood shorten the

Business Continuity Institute

I have received a lot of questions lately about certification through the Business Continuity Institute: What study material did I use for the Certificate of the Business Continuity Institute (CBCI)

Security and Business Continuity

What is the relationship between Security and Business Continuity? Security are focused on incident prevention and incident management. Business Continuity follows security, to get the business back up and running

Legislation

How does legislation influence what kind of companies have Business Continuity Plans? It could be any company, but it really depends on the requirements of: Clients Management Stakeholders Feedback from

Local Emergency Planning Committee

How can having a local emergency planning committee improve resilience in rural communities? Communication, establish relationships and maintain contact details Supply chain, speed up the delivery of aid through a

Remote Work

With the rise in remote work capability it is easy to be constantly connected. I was recently on a family holiday in Vanuatu, where I did a bit of “remote

Data Center

Does an application have to meet its established recovery time objective when returning to the primary data center? One opinion is the application should have to meet its Recovery Time

Cloud Computing

In the age of cloud computing, what changes are occurring in Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Management practices? It is important to ensure the availability of information by: Choosing a