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 560 editions and now publish on Wednesday twice a month. For more than 16 years we have worked to bring our industry together.

Archive by Year

2019

Vol. 584 – PSPS: The Latest Threat To Business Continuity

December 4, 2019

For businesses operating in California, PG&E’s massive power outages should be a wakeup call. Disruptions due to wildfires, earthquakes, and floods are de rigueur in the Golden State. But the PSPS adds a disturbing new wrinkle to the disaster preparedness worksheet. Alex Woodie explains this important consideration for BC plans.

Vol. 583 – What is the Relationship between Facilities Management and Business Continuity?

November 20, 2019

A lack of investment in facilities management can cause serious business continuity issues. Laura Toplis shows how although there is a segregation of duties, most problems require a holistic management process – facilities management and business continuity teams need to work together to ensure resilience.

Vol. 582 – Satellite Communications Networks – Critical for Disaster Preparation

November 6, 2019

Planning how to deploy provisions following disasters saves lives, and equally important is planning how to maintain and restore communications. While all communications networks are vulnerable to the greatest disasters, satellite communications networks are particularly robust and resilient. David Meltzer writes.

Vol. 581 – CIOs Want to Know – When Are We Done with IT Disaster Recovery?

October 16, 2019

“How much is good enough?” CIOs, and the boards of directors they report to, want to know when they can stop spending money to fix the gap between their customers’ expectations for recoverability and their ability to reasonably demonstrate they can recover. Damian Walch explains.

Vol. 580 – “How Will They Recover from This?” – When Resilience Means Survival

October 2, 2019

In light of the devastation left by Dorian, author Lyndon Bird offers some valuable insight on how to prepare for disasters. Testing is of utmost importance, as is spreading the risk, if there is strong centralization.

Vol. 579 – Prove Your Program’s Value: Create a Compelling Security Metrics Report

September 18, 2019

Metrics reports should educate readers, tell them something they need to know, inform them of something that will have an impact on their lives (business or otherwise). And don’t feel tied to traditional methods of reports, says this week’s author, Rachelle Loyear.

Vol. 578 – Power – Without It, Forget Resilience

September 4, 2019

On August 9 th 2019, the UK was badly affected by an unprecedented power failure. Lyndon Bird details eight immediate impacts. The incident demonstrates the fragility of the UKs critical national infrastructure to unexpected events.

Vol. 577 – Satellites: The Tech We Should All Be Using

August 21, 2019

Satellites are usually left out of disaster preparedness plans. Many people may not know where to begin. The best place to start is with a service evaluation. Today’s systems can be mobile, transportable or fixed – making them a versatile tool for various disaster situations. Peter Zawistowski writes.

Vol. 576 – How to Respond to Workplace Violence

August 7, 2019

Evidence shows that the way in which a major change or incident is handled is often more important than the incident itself. Boards cannot afford to be complacent. Most research tends to focus on the impact of digital disruption, but organizations need to consider the wider economical, environmental and societal risks and opportunities as part of a long-term adaptive strategy. Sarah Armstrong-Smith explains.

Vol. 575 – How to Contain the Chaos and Empower Your Employees During a Crisis

July 17, 2019

When dealing with a crisis, a leader’s role is largely to guide others through it. Good leaders understand that everyone responds to crises differently and know they must be prepared for the myriad of ways people may react to them. Bob VandePol shows us how in this insightful article.

Vol. 574 – Designing an Exercise to Prepare for a Cyber Attack

July 3, 2019

These are an expensive risk on so many levels. Companies spend millions to prevent them but no one talks about how to deal with their impact. Do you want to get your executives ready for such a cyber attack? Then you need to do a cyber exercise. Regina Phelps, one of the eGUIDE’s most popular authors, writes the valuable paper.

Vol. 573 – Challenges Facing Emergency Managers Today

June 19, 2019

In 2005, Jane Bullock and George Haddow co-authored an article on some specific “critical obstacles” facing emergency managers. 14 years later, they take a second look to see if any have been eliminated and examine what new challenges emergency managers may be facing.