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Unpacking Short Term Insurance for Better Continuity

When last did you sit with your Finance team and look at your short term insurance and consider how implementing a Business Continuity programme in your organization could actually create tangible and intangible cost savings? Do you understand whether your business interruption insurance is really adequate should a crisis occur? What is an indemnity period and does it fit my organizations business model and objectives? Join us in this webinar to answer these and other questions related to the relationship between Business Continuity and Insurance.
Recorded Mar 19 2014 46 mins
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Jaun Harmse (ContinuitySA)
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    It goes without saying that the organizational part of security and BCM is the key for a successful implementation, yet the information system (IS) part needs to also be addressed in an efficient way. Various standards and frameworks exist to help organizations implementing a BCM, but they lack a strong link with the governance, architecture and security of the IS. In this webinar we will introduce very briefly an innovative approach and describe the first steps for the linkage between the two worlds, enabling an efficient implementation of BC based on an architectured and secured IS.
  • CPD – making it up as I went along Sep 21 2016 2:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Patrick Roberts MBCI
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  • Business continuity awareness: Lessons from potty training Sep 20 2016 2:00 pm UTC 60 mins
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  • Integrating the 'pieces' of incident management in your organization Sep 15 2016 10:00 am UTC 60 mins
    Kathleen Lucey FBCI
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  • Exercising your continuity plan Sep 5 2016 2:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Barbro Thöyrä MBCI
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    Join Brian Zawada and 20/20 white paper Author John Jackson for a compelling look at how our roles will change in the years ahead.
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  • Visible return on investment with business continuity management tools Recorded: May 17 2016 37 mins
    Jon Mitchell (ClearView Continuity)
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  • Designing and delivering effective tabletop exercises Recorded: May 17 2016 61 mins
    Kathleen Lucey FBCI (Montague Risk Management) & Rob Burton (PreparedEx)
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  • Business Continuity Management - insourcing versus outsourcing Recorded: May 17 2016 42 mins
    Willem Olivier (ContinuitySA)
    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.
Promoting the art and science of BCM Worldwide
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.

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