April 18, 2014

Cyber Risk Management App Offers Help in Keeping Ahead of the Curve in a Rapidly Changing Cyber Threat Landscape

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As one of the risk management options mentioned in an earlier cyber insurance related posting on this website, our staff would like to recommend the CyberEdge Mobile App for the iPad to cyber security risk management team members where you work. AIG “Cyber Risk Report 2013 This CyberEdge Mobile App was developed by the American International Group, Inc. (AIG) in response to a recent AIG survey and report, where it was found that 80% of executives and brokers find it very difficult – if not sometimes nearly impossible – to keep pace with defending against and mitigating risk related to cyber … [Read more...]

American Red Cross Mobile App Preparedness Tips

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by: Ben J. Carnevale, Contributing Writer For those readers who reside in the path of Hurricane Sandy over the next few days, our staff offers a reminder of the many disaster preparedness mobile apps available from the American Red Cross. The American Red Cross has worked hard in transforming itself for the future – and just a small part of that great effort includes this series of disaster related mobile device applications available to everyone. Please check out the following disaster preparedness and disaster recovery mobile device applications: Hurricane App – this application … [Read more...]

Business Continuity Plan Table Top Exercises

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In response to a request by readers asking for access to examples of table top exercises testing business continuity plans, our staff recommends the following: A recent article written by David Geer offers three (3) table top scenarios  addressing; "Chemical Explosion", "Primary Supplier Cannot Deliver"  and  "Angry IT Guy" An older article written by Sarah D. Scalet offers three (3) table top scenarios addressing: "Disgruntled Employee Starts a Data Center Fire", "An Explosion Releases Deadly Toxins" and " Pandemic Flu Hits" The American Bar Association (ABA) Committee on Disaster … [Read more...]

Supply Chain Management: New Report Offers Research Proven Ways to Identify Key Suppliers

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A high level of supply chain risk management is often required to support an organization’s resiliency goals and objectives.  And, a large part of every supply chain’s own resiliency capabilities and performance is based on the key suppliers within that supply chain. The Business Continuity Institute is often referenced by our staff because of some of the great reports they produce in the disciplines of business continuity planning, supply chain management and disaster preparedness. Recently a new research report has been published by the Business Continuity Institute’s Partnership … [Read more...]

Business Continuity Plan Organizational Readiness Measurement Offering

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Comments and questions regarding measurement of progress made in the business continuity planning process still come to the attention of our staff, and, a recent article written by Lee Glendon, CBCI may offer at least a positive step forward in trying to achieve that measurement process. We believe the point made by Glendon is that while many aspects of dealing with the human side of major disruption are already covered in an organization through health and safety and crisis management (BCMS) procedures ---however, the link between successfully dealing with these issues and still achieving … [Read more...]

General Business Continuity Standard Terms Puzzle

You are free to use this puzzle as a learning tool to help business continuity planners and PS-Prep compliance team members become more familiar with the general terms used in most business continuity related standards or business continuity managment system (BCMS) frameworks. Click here to view the puzzle.   … [Read more...]

Business Continuity Plan Template – A Vital Tool In Business Continuity Planning

What is a Business Continuity Plan Template? Every business, big or small have or should have a business continuity plan in place. This is something that no business should miss because without it, the company is risking the survival of the whole business in the event of a disaster. The inability to keep the computers running because of natural disasters like earthquakes or typhoon is not a good excuse, especially if a client is paying you a lot of money to maintain their servers and database and if you are an Internet services company that require a 24/7 visibility. But for some newly … [Read more...]

Career Options and the PS-Prep Program

An educational free Webinar to introduce potential audit candidates to employment opportunities in the Private Sector Preparedness Program. Non-profit organizations Association of Contingency Planners and Continuity Compliance are sponsors. … [Read more...]

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q. What is the idea behind the Continuity Compliance website? A. Continuity Compliance is an expert or “authority” site dedicated to the areas of Security, Regulatory Compliance, and Business Continuity. Various professionals periodically contribute new material not found elsewhere, to the site. The ambition of the site is to be the first place you go when you have a question about a variety of security, compliance or business continuity topics.  As a community-driven website, the people behind Continuity Compliance are very interested in hearing from you on ways it could be … [Read more...]

Community Toolbox

One of the objectives of this website is to provide its readers with tools, resources, and information regarding business continuity and contingency planning for organizations ranging in size from the enterprise level to the small business category, but, also to include even the micro businesses and/or single proprietor owned home-based businesses. This area of our website has been labeled the “Community Sandbox” to illustrate the intent of using an area to allow input from our readers to view a proposed project tool or resource, test that tool or resource in real time, and then be part of … [Read more...]