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 – 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


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


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

Relocation Site

Relocation sites – what are the different options available? This was a question that came up recently during a presentation I was giving. There are a lot of different options,

Risk Management

Risk Management – when preparing a Business Continuity Plan, should you focus on the Risks and Threats to your business, and how they impact your critical processes or… identify the

Business Continuity Employees

Business Continuity Employees How many dedicated Business Continuity employees should an organization have? The closest measure I could find was Kelly McKinney’s “All Disasters are Local Index” from his book Moment