Active Shooter

Active Shooter Following the horrific Active Shooter attack in Christchurch, New Zealand (my home-town) last week. I have been gathering resources and advice regarding the best course of action to

Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Plan

Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Plan Do Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Plans naturally fit together? Where does Business Continuity sit in your organization? There are many different options and

Cyber Security

Cyber Security This is a hot topic at the moment and can feel very confusing and overwhelming. I have identified the main things any business can do to increase their

Crisis Communication

Crisis Communication What is the most common problem during a crisis, or simulation exercise? Crisis Communication Internal Communication A crisis is a particularly stressful time and a lot of decisions

Civil Emergency Message

What is a Civil Emergency Message? A Civil Emergency Message is a warning issued through the Emergency Alert System (EAS) in the United States to warn the public of a significant in-progress

Business Continuity Plan Example

Business Continuity Plan Example The below blog, written for Lee and Lea Publishing covers the key elements of preparing a Business Continuity Plan for a small or medium business. Topics covered

Emergency Notification System

How would you contact your staff in a crisis? If you knew there was a problem with your office – meaning staff should not come in – would you know

Tsunami Warning

Nature’s Tsunami Warning An Earthquake is Nature’s Tsunami Warning so if you are near the coast and experience a long and strong earthquake, you should evacuate to high ground. Early

Organizational Resiliency

Key elements of Organizational Resiliency In this video Aaron Gracey of Squared Apples discusses Staff, Culture and Capability and their relationship to Organizational Resiliency. Organizational Resilience is a people-centric activity. It

Resilience Benefit

In the below video, Aaron Gracey of Squared Apples explains how the knowledge and experience gained through the creation and implementation of a Business Continuity Plan can result in “Resilience Benefit”.

Recovery Time Objective

How do you calculate the Recovery Time Objective and the Maximum Tolerable Period of Disruption? The Recovery Time Objective and Maximum Tolerable Period of Disruption are units of measure which

Community Collaboration

Community Collaboration This article discusses Community Resilience, the importance of pooling existing resources and community collaboration, including stories from: The Christchurch Earthquakes Following the devastating earthquakes in Christchurch, New Zealand

What is a Business Continuity Plan?

What is a Business Continuity Plan? A set of processes and procedures (your go-to document) that will give you a good chance of remaining in business when something happens which

Disaster Recovery

Disaster Recovery The below video is a discussion on Disaster Recovery, Data back-ups and the importance of hiring a professional to help you with this work rather than taking a

Business Recovery Plan

Business Recovery Plan I recently attended a breakfast meeting on the relationship between Insurance and Business Continuity. Having the appropriate Insurance in place needs to be a key element of your

Organizational Resilience Model

Organizational Resilience Model Aaron Gracey of Squared Apples has developed this Organizational Resilience Model, which is based on research into how the UK military developed and maintained its resilience. The tool