Mark your calendars! Business Continuity Awareness Week 2017 is next week, May 15 – 19! You may be thinking, “Wow, that’s coming up fast! I’m not ready, I thought I had more time!” Don’t worry! We’re here to help you with some last minute tips and tricks to pull off an educational, forward thinking Business Continuity Awareness Week!

This year’s theme is Cyber Security

The first thing you should know is this; The Business Continuity Institute (BCI) announced this week’s theme as cyber security. In a nutshell, cyber security is made up of the firewalls, technology, processes, etc. that help to protect your business from viruses, attacks, and other wrongful access. Below are a few examples of what you can do to increase its awareness in your organization.

Put up posters

The BCI has six different posters for download on their website – for free. Download some of these posters, print them, and hang them throughout your office. Each poster touches on a different part of cyber security and what your employees can do to stay secure.

Encourage employees to attend webinars

Research upcoming webinars and encourage employees to sign up for them. You can find webinar information on the BCI’s website as well as the DRJ’s. In addition to your employees, you can sign up too. Continuing your own professional development will help keep you on top of emerging threats and risks, and keep you aware of what is happening in the industry.

Write a blurb for the newsletter

Be sure to let everyone know what Business Continuity Awareness Week is all about. Tell them the theme, and keep people engaged. Remind them to review the current Business Continuity plan and make any updates. You can also use this as an opportunity to remind employees when the next exercise will be, or update them on the results of the last exercise.

Business Continuity Awareness Week is the perfect opportunity to keep your organization up to speed with all of the hard work you are doing. Use the tools already available to you, continue learning, and keep up with your communications. These are just some of the tips that KingsBridge has to keep your planning Simple and Straightforward (K.I.S.S.).

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