The Business Continuity Institute (BCI) was established in 1994 to enable individual members to obtain guidance and support from fellow business continuity practitioners. The BCI currently has over 7,000 members in more than 100 countries.
Gaining Efficiency and Saving Costs through ICT ContinuityJaun Harmse (ContinuitySA)Is your organisation over or under spending on ICT Service Continuity (traditionally IT disaster recovery) solutions? Does your IT function know what the actual business requirements for recovery are? The implementation of an ICT Service Continuity Management framework within the organisation can help you understand the business requirements for recovery better, and in turn ensure that your ICT Service Continuity strategy is tailored made to your organisation’s needs. Join us for this webinar to gain insights into the ISO27031 standard for ICT Service Continuity Management, how it aligns with BCM standards and good practice guidelines, and how your organisation can benefit financially from good corporate governance for a traditionally technical discipline.Read more >
The powerful tropical cyclone Sandy, the largest Atlantic hurricane on record, ravaged segments of the Caribbean, the mid-Atlantic and northeastern United States, and eastern Canada during the period of October 22-31, 2012. Although much advance notice were given and extensive meteorological modeling and analysis were conducted by subject matter experts worldwide, direct and indirect effect of Sandy surprised us in many unique and unexpected ways. This presentation is intended to share key observations from Sandy from the perspective of preparedness planning community, point out the ways in which Sandy surprised us, and discuss whether traditional preparedness planning tools, techniques, and methods are sufficient to plan for and deal with such surprises.
The BCI and its partners have been conducting research into supply chain resilience for more than four years. This presentation will consider the leading causes of disruption, their financial cost, the trend for disruption, the impact of disruption along with some examples, and steps that companies can take to build resilience in the supply chain.
The freedom of mobile technologies has changed the way people work. But the reality of the evolving workplace is that employees are more dispersed than ever. Employees today rely on mobile devices for business communication. In this webinar we'll discuss why a mobile strategy needs to be included in business continuity planning, crisis management and incident management. We'll cover best practices for critical communications in the enterprise and the benefits of accessing and initiating plans from mobile devices.
Exercising and testing is a key part of the business continuity management lifecycle. A well-planned, well-run scenario-based exercise can help us to validate assumptions, identify gaps in our plans, exercise key players and develop our business continuity capability. In this webinar Andy Osborne, who has prepared and facilitated dozens of scenario-based exercises for his clients, shares his experience and provides some practical hints and tips for making your scenario-based exercises successful.
Overwhelmed by the muddle of conflicting technology terms, jargon, buzzwords and misinformation. CIOs and IT Managers are finding it increasingly difficult to objectively compare the different ICT Protection and Recovery Methods available to them and pick an approach that both matches their existing requirement and empowers their long term strategy. In this webinar we clarify the difference between High Availability, Replication, Backup and Archiving and give a recommended approach to entrench resilience into your ICT systems and your business.
More than 10,000 banking organisations, securities institutions and corporate customers in 212 countries trust SWIFT (Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication) every day to exchange millions of standardized financial messages. Commensurate with its role in the global financial system, SWIFT has implemented a resilience that addresses the expectations of its customers. Involving customer community in disaster recovery exercise is essential to demonstrate that business continuity and recovery plans from all the parties are working effectively. With this webinar, we want to share our experience in preparing and running such exercises.
The presentation looks at the challenges and trends that companies and IBM have seen in recent years in relation to Information security. The material looks at what the industry saw in 2012 and what companies need to consider in 2013.
Brendan Byrne is the IBM Security Services Consulting and Systems Integration Leader for the UK and Ireland.
Brendan has been an information security professional for more than 18 years. He started working for MasterCard in Belgium, specialising in the security of payment systems and cryptography. He was headhunted into IBM in 2001 to address a security beach for a large financial sector client redesigning their payment system infrastructure.
He has worked in all sectors of industry and at times balances multiple roles trouble shooting client issues cross sector. He has spent the past 3 years focusing mainly on government and public sector clients.
It also introduces the concept of secure by design and the fact that Security is a business enabler and the tangible benefits of investment in information security are becoming clearer for organisations.
Like many people, I wear glasses to improve my vision. It helps me avoid furniture and doors in the house and other cars when I drive.
When our risk vision is defective we often do little about it, too often we cry "Black Swan" - nobody could have seen that coming! There are risks we can see, and some we could see if we only looked, or had better vision.
This webinar will explore three techniques/exercises that you can use to improve and sharpen your "risk vision".
Ken has 30+ years experience as a manager and leader in public and private sector organisations. He has led internal Risk, DR and BCM teams, recovery operations following a major incident and is professionally qualified as MBCI, and a Certified Organisational Resilience Professional by ICOR.
Ken also has an MBA and has held Executive roles as a CIO and CTO.
This experience as both practitioner and Executive provides unique insights into BCM and ways to improve your practice for greater relevance to management.
Recent papers published in DRJ (Fall 2012) and BC & Resilience Journal (Q3 2012) - both address different aspects of Executive expectation and engagement.
Contingency planning is practised everyday but is it the right approach for the risks you see and the ones you can't? Are Business Continuity experts involved? Drawing on case studies and a new paper, this webinar will discuss how contingency planning fits within the broader 3Cs of Business Continuity and help provide a robust 'risk response' to both white swans and the black ones.