This presentation will explore the key team players, internal and possibly external, that support the successful delivery of a business continuity management programme – you are not alone!Read more >
Are you ready for what's ahead? Resilience in action requires constant evolution; scanning the horizon for lessons learned to enhance your existing approach to business resilience. How do you take your program to the next level and implement a more business centric approach to mitigate business continuity risk? Join us as we identify key areas for increased business continuity focus based on IBM's own experiences building and deploying their program worldwide. What risk strategies do you need to improve? Do you have new types of risks resulting from strategic initiatives? Are you moving into new markets? Globalising? Consolidating operations? Changing workforce demographics? How do you drive C-suite engagement? This webinar will provide insights and share specific examples of actions we all can take to evolve our business continuity programs to the next level.Read more >
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.Read more >
Continuity planning is simply the good business practice of ensuring the execution of essential functions through all circumstances, and it is a fundamental responsibility of public institutions and private entities responsible to their stakeholders. Continuity planning should not be a separate and compartmentalized function performed by independent cells of a few planners in each organization. Organizations must fully integrate continuity into all aspects of an organization’s daily operations, thus creating a “culture of continuity.”
The COOP presentation will:
1. Provide an understanding of Continuity Planning and Risk Management,
2. Explain the importance of a viable Continuity capability,
3. Emphasize the need for a viable Continuity capability in all organizations that enable organizations to continue their essential functions across a broad spectrum of emergencies.
In addition to providing an overview of Continuity of Operations, the COOP presentation will also:
Educate Federal, State, territorial, tribal, local government jurisdictions, private sector organizations, and emergency management practitioners on the importance of integrating Continuity into daily operations, functions, plans, and mission areas.
Emphasize the Federal Government’s Policy requiring Federal agencies to be prepared for unpredictable threats such as earthquakes, accidents, sabotage, and terrorism.
Discuss the importance for State, territorial, tribal, local government jurisdictions, private sector organizations to be prepared for unpredictable disruption of business operations.
Provide States, territories, tribes, local government jurisdictions, private sector organizations, and businesses with assistance, guidance, knowledge, networking, resources, and tools needed to succeed.
Business Continuity and its technical component IT Disaster Recovery is often seen as the preserve of large regulated corporates. This presentation argues that this is no longer the case; all organizations need to understand their risks, take appropriate measures to mitigate them and demonstrate that these measures will work. Business Continuity has moved well beyond basic recovery of technology and facilities and is now focused on protection of reputation and business value whenever an organization is threatened by unexpected events.Read more >
A demonstrable ability to survive and recover from major disruptive events has become one of the most important success aspect of any business continuity management programme. Measuring the organisation's BCM maturity is essential as the results are highly useful, both as a measure for BCM capability, and as a decision-making facilitator regarding areas in need of greater attention in order to improve BCM maturity. It is therefore a model which addresses the need by management to assess the effectiveness of their programmes, as well as optimise their BCM spend.Read more >
Risk and business continuity management are often regarded as 'grudge' compliance purchases or appointments – there are many truths in this negative feeling and perception for a lot of organisations. This presentation will look at how we should approach risk and business continuity management to ensure it adds to the overall business resilience of our organisations and will unpack the value of resiliency.Read more >
Business Continuity Management insourcing does seem to many organisations as more advantageous and many do believe insourcing will also provide them with a cost saving. There are, however, some significant pitfalls as well as many unquantified costs over the long term. This webinar will cover the pitfalls that many organisations do not take into consideration when insourcing BCM.Read more >
So you have been requested to take on business continuity planning for your organization, but what does that really entail? This webinar has been compiled to give you an overview of what encompasses a business continuity programme, the foundation you should establish before you begin and some of the challenges you may face. The webinar can assist you:
- in deciding whether you wish to take on the role of business continuity manager,
- in preparing for your interview for the role; and
- in helping you to create your first 6-month action plan.
This webinar can also be shared with your Business Continuity Sponsor to help them to appreciate the scope of work involved in a business continuity programme and some of the essentials that need to be established before initiating any business continuity activities.
Robert Clark MBCI will use case studies from his new book “Validating Your Business Continuity Plan” to consider the arguments for and against running unannounced live exercises. The studies will be based upon his own first-hand experience along with that of business continuity colleagues that he has worked with over the years. The live unannounced test scenarios will include:
- Testing for a 9/11 type scenario 16 years before the event
- Evacuating staff from their normal place of work, closing the building down for three days
- ICT Disaster Recoveries with a 30 minutes’ notice
- How a Christmas four day cruise sank a live test before it had even started