COVID-19 and your response

COVID-19

You can’t get very far these days without hearing about how the COVID-19 virus or ‘coronavirus’ is having devastating impacts in some countries and causing significant supply-chain issues in others. Many people are now scrambling, looking for a specific pandemic plan that they can put in place should COVID-19 impact their company.  Most do not realize […]

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Are your vendors prepared?

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A solid business continuity plan is a great start to help you recover in the face of a major incident.  But have you considered what happens when there are “No 3rd Party Vendors”?  It’s time to check that they have plans in place. Why audit your vendors? A key piece of every business continuity plan […]

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The 5 Phases of Business Continuity Planning – Part 1

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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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Emergency Response, Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity: Putting Incidents in Context

Putting Incidents in Context

You’ve likely heard the terms before and may have a vague idea of their definition, but how do emergency response, disaster recovery and business continuity really work together during an incident? This blog post will walk you through these phases. Putting Incident in Context You are sitting in your office building and the fire alarm […]

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3 Ways Your BCP Can Help You with Non-Emergency Operations

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NOTE:  This is a re-post of an older post, but the message holds true and ’tis the holiday season! Demonstrating return on investment is one of the main barriers to launching a new Business Continuity Plan (BCP) project. Many organizations have difficulty justifying the expense of building a BCP and funding it’s maintenance over time. […]

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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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BCP Headaches you can Avoid by using SHIELD: Part 3

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Solve BCP Headaches Welcome to the third and final installment of our series on how SHIELD can solve BCP headaches.  Last week we talked about how SHIELD helps the newcomer to business continuity get started on the plan development process.  This week we’re going to look at what challenges that come up after you finally […]

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