Communicating When Disaster Strikes – Tips for Preparedness

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One of the first things people do when disaster strikes is start communicating. Someone calls 911. Emergency response groups learn and relay important facts about the incident. And people speculate about what happened, why it happened, and what will happen now. As a business, it is vital to be ready to respond when disasters occur. […]

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Credit Union and the NCUA – Be prepared for ALL threats?

Is your Credit Union Ready?

Credit Union and NCUA – The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) requires that all federal credit unions have a business continuity plan.  No matter how big or small a credit union you are, make sure you are aware of the regulations used by the NCUA for audits.  The NCUA uses key elements from the FFIEC IT […]

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No Building, No People, No Systems, No Suppliers

No Building, No People, No Systems, No Suppliers

We get asked a lot of questions about how any one company can possibly plan for all of the different incidents they could experience.  It’s a good question.  There are many variations of complexity to incidents that can make the task of planning for them all feel overwhelming.  Fires start small, and can grow and […]

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New Year’s Resolutions

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We are just a few days away from 2017, wondering what it will bring.  Everyone is deciding what their New Year’s resolutions will be.  What will you do differently in your personal life?  And what changes are you going to make in your business and professional life?  This is the perfect time to reflect on what went well for your […]

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The 5 Phases of Business Continuity Planning – Part 2

5 Phases of Business Continuity Planning

In our last post we began to talk about the 5 phases of Business Continuity planning, with a focus on the Prevention and Mitigation phases.  To summarize, Prevention is when you take steps to lessen the chance of an incident from happening.  On the other hand, Mitigation is about lessening the impact when an incident happens.   For […]

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The 5 Phases of Business Continuity Planning – Part 1

phases of business continuity planning

The Business Continuity planning process can be overwhelming, especially if you’re looking at it for the first time.  There are subtle differences in terminology, lots of acronyms, and a number of different moving parts that can be difficult to keep track of.  In order to make the process easier to manage, the industry has broken it […]

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The Essentials in Business Continuity Program Management

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Not long ago I was asked the question, “So we have this Business Continuity Plan.  All of the steps are documented, the contact information is confirmed, and the supporting documentation is up to date.  Now what?”  A great question!  And one that requires a little bit of explanation. The Business Continuity Plan (BCP) is simply that; […]

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