We launched the weekly Continuity eGUIDE in 2003 with a vision to consolidate and communicate resources for the disciplines of BC, DR, and EM. Since then we have published over 640 editions and now publish on Wednesday twice a month. For more than 19 years we have worked to bring our industry together. It is our passion!
Vol. 561 – Year in RiskDecember 5, 2018
Natural disasters, cyberattacks, corporate malfeasance and political and economic uncertainty have made headlines! The experts at Risk & Insurance Management Society offer a succinct review of 33 notable risk events of 2018. The list reminds us where we have been and provides insight into the challenges and opportunities we could face in future years.
Vol. 560 – 4 Steps to Build a Successful BC ProgramNovember 21, 2018
Industry veteran, Kathleen Lucey, urges business continuity managers to take time now to reflect on the past and look ahead to the New Year with resolutions to harness your people and build repeatable processes.
Vol. 559 – The Value of InsuranceNovember 7, 2018
Sean Kevelighan, CEO of the Insurance Information Institute, shares the pivotal role that insurance plays in people’s lives and communities. He describes the deeper values of insurance, including how insurance improves safety, builds resilience, and promotes innovation.
Vol. 558 – Emergency Planning for People with Access and Functional NeedsOctober 17, 2018
In his FEMA PrepTalk, Vance Taylor shares the personal story of a shelter that failed to take into account the needs of people with access and functional needs. Taylor explains how to integrate these concerns in each phase of planning for communication, sheltering, evacuation, and medical needs.
Vol. 557 – Bowtie Method Enables Operational Approach to Risk ManagementOctober 3, 2018
Many companies treat risk management and business continuity as different entities under the same workflows, and that is a mistake. To be optimally effective, the two must be combined and aligned. Industry veteran, Robert Sibik, shares a viewpoint that is useful in the business realm, particularly when it comes to protecting a business from risk.
Vol. 556 – Women in Business Continuity Management: Ask BetsySeptember 19, 2018
DRII’s Women in Business Continuity Management will focus on education and safety. Join the discussion on Nov. 8 at 2:00 p.m. ET with Betsy Sayers, MBCP, ITIL, ICS – IT/DR. With more than 25 years of industry experience, Betsy will share her views on the best tools to communicate clearly — and with objectivity –while maintaining a style that honors who you are and what you believe.
Vol. 555 – Protecting Children in DisastersSeptember 5, 2018
Meet experts from SAVE THE CHILDREN — Sarah Thompson and Cameron Lewis in IAEM’s learning webinar on Thursday, September 13 at 1 PM EDT. The 2017 disaster season was catastrophic, and the greatest impact was on our most vulnerable population – children. There are innovative ways to address the current gaps in child protection. Come and learn best practices.
Vol. 554 – Safety is PersonalAugust 22, 2018
Kristina Anderson translates her experience into a focus on the importance of threat assessments in schools to identify and mitigate potential threats. It’s important to improve physical safety, but it’s just as important to encourage people to monitor their environment and to build a supportive culture.
Vol. 553 – Rethinking School SafetyAugust 8, 2018
Michele Gay’s PrepTalk, “Rethinking School Safety” relays her personal experience as the parent of a child killed in the Sandy Hook tragedy in 2012. She highlights some of the solutions that students and staff needed during the crisis at Sandy Hook, and presents Safe and Sound Schools’ Framework for Comprehensive School Safety Planning.
Vol. 552 – Youth: The Key to Building a Culture of PreparednessJuly 25, 2018
Sarah Thompson highlights how children are great mobilizers, actors, and connectors within their communities for building a culture of preparedness. Thompson uses her experience and sociological data to show how emergency managers can use the natural curiosity of children to build preparedness in their communities.
Vol. 551 – Cloud (In)Security: Managing and Protecting Data in the Cloud EraJuly 11, 2018
Watch the free webcast by our favorite IT guru – Jon Toigo. This training workshop explores data privacy and security best practices, the rationale and the business case for technologies and techniques available to planners, and a unified strategy for data protection. Receive a CISS certificate from the DMI.
Vol. 550 – Land Use Planning for Community ResilienceJune 20, 2018
Dr. Philip Berke explains how effective land use planning strengthens community resilience. Preventative land use policies have high benefit-cost ratios and yet are often the least used to reduce vulnerability and promote mitigation. He is co-author of “Natural Hazard Mitigation: Recasting Disaster Policy and Planning.”