Registration Open for Continuity Insights New York 2015


Registration is open for the 2015 Continuity Insights New York Conference.

 

The event will be held Oct. 20-21 at the Windham New Yorker Hotel in New York City.  Registration is $645 for the full show or $395 for a one day pass.

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This year’s conference features keynote sessions by Bill Raisch, Director of the Global Risk Network & International Center for Enterprise Preparedness (InterCEP) New York University, who will present “Radical Resilience: A Game-Changing Opportunity” and Dr. Nader Mehravari of Carnegie Mellon University, who will present “Information Resilience: The Business Imperative in Today’s High Risk Information Economy.”

The conference will also feature sessions covering case studies, cyber security, the internet of everything, metrics, maturity models and a host of other relevant business continuity topics.   Those who attend the show can earn up to six continuing education points.

For more information about the conference, visit www.cieast.com.  To register, click here.

View the 2015 Continuity Insights New York session lineup! Learn the importance of performance metrics, how to effectively communicate business continuity to senior management, 10 lessons in crisis management workshop and more. Click here to view the full agenda.

Continuity Insights New York 2015

 

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Why You Need to Add Third Parties Into Your Business Resiliency Equation


It’s a daily occurrence now; storms that lead to major flooding, terrorism, outbreaks of infectious diseases, cyber hacks, and even political turmoil. With such events occurring with increased frequency perhaps it’s time to reevaluate your business resiliency posture.

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Your “Body of Knowledge” for Business Continuity – Textbook by Industry Leader Andrew Hiles


Business Continuity Management: Global Best Practices, 4th Edition, by Andrew Hiles

The Closest You Can Get to a “Body of Knowledge” for Business Continuity – by an Acclaimed Founder of the Profession

“Andrew Hiles was the main driver in the formation of The Business Continuity Institute and his teachings have provided great leadership to our profession. If you only read one Business Continuity book this year, make sure this is it.” – Lyndon Bird, FBCI, Technical Director, The Business Continuity Institute (BCI)

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Planning For A Successful Data Center Move


If you’re relocating your office space, moving can be tricky business. Beyond the basics, you probably have valuable equipment, stacks of supplies and even digital assets to protect, like customer data and billing records.

If you’ve got an internal data center going with you, then you’ve exponentially increased the complexity of your move.

But even if your office is staying in one place, a time may come when you need to move your infrastructure from one data center to another, or even from your office space to a third-party location.

This is no small feat and requires careful and strategic planning coupled with expert execution to ensure the integrity of both your equipment and the invaluable data housed there.

They say an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure – and that’s multiplied a hundredfold when it comes to data center moves, so plan accordingly, choose the right partner and protect your business. Risk can’t be removed entirely, but with the right plan you’ll dramatically reduce risk, avoid negative consequences and be able to cope with any challenges that do arise.

See Planning For A Successful Data Center Move, by Vicki Patten. See also Data Center Moves.

Risky Rhetoric: When Personal Opinions Damage Corporate Brands


With easy access to social media, employees are increasingly thrusting companies into the spotlight and inviting public scrutiny by airing their personal opinions. But it is not only on social media that companies are running into trouble.

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The cost and consequence of a product recall


The number of food recalls and their costs to business are rising according to a new publication by Swiss Re which highlighted that since 2002, the annual number of recalls in the US has almost doubled. Food contamination costs US health authorities US$ 15.6 billion per year (nearly nine million Americans became sick from contaminated food in 2013 alone) and half of all food recalls cost the affected companies more than US$ 10 million.

 

Food manufacturers operate in a vast, globalised supply chain, making risk management for food recalls more difficult, yet one mislabelled product or contaminated ingredient can cause sickness, death, multi-million dollar losses and massive reputational damage for the affected companies. Swiss Re’s Food Safety in a Globalised World examines how the increasing number food recalls is impacting consumers, public health services, governments and companies globally.The cost and consequence of a product recall

Product quality incidents or product safety incidents may not have been identified as a major threat to organizations according to the Business Continuity Institute’s latest Horizon Scan Report, but they do still raise some concerns among business continuity professionals. 26% of respondents to a survey expressed either concern or extreme concern about the prospect of a product quality incident that would disrupt the organization and 19% expressed the same level of concern over a product safety incident.

The latest Supply Chain Resilience Report produced by the BCI revealed that 40% of respondents to a survey claimed their supply chain had been impacted upon by a product quality incident during the previous twelve months. Many of these did suggest that the impact was low, but there was still an impact that can be disruptive.

In a more globalised economy, ensuring the highest level of food safety is becoming an ever greater challenge for firms,” says Jayne Plunkett, Head of Casualty Reinsurance at Swiss Re. “Today ingredients and technologies are sourced worldwide. This leads to greater complexity for food manufacturers and consumer and regulatory demands on companies are continually increasing.

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Is it time to rethink business continuity?


Increasing complexity means that business continuity professionals need to rethink some of the paradigms of the practice, says Geary Sikich.

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BCI World Conference and Exhibition, London, November 10-11, 2015


The BCI World Conference and Exhibition will be held at the Hilton London Metropole on the 10th-11th November, 2015.

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What Kind of Crisis Leader Will YOU Be When Your Reputation is at Stake?


What Kind of Crisis Leader Will You Be When Your Reputation is at Stake?

A crisis strikes out of the blue, at the time and place least expected. In a word, you’re blindsided. According to Bruce T. Blythe, managing a crisis is an ultimate test of leadership, requiring leaders who inspire loyalty and trust as they rise to the occasion to meet the needs of people. In his new expanded edition of Blindsided: A Manager’s Guide to Crisis Leadership, Blythe shows you what it takes to be an effective and humane strategic crisis leader, a “crisis whisperer.”

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Download the DRJ Fall World 2015 Agenda


DRJ is proud to announce that the agenda for our 53rd conference is now available We’re very excited to share with you the details on the speakers, sessions, workshops, industry experts and break-out tracks available to you at DRJ Fall World 2015.
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Write for the Premier Publisher of Business Resilience, Crisis Management, and Risk Analysis Content


Ready to share your knowledge and expertise in book format, both digital and print?

Partner with us. For three decades we’ve published and participated in expanding the fields of Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery, and Crisis, Risk, and Emergency Management into accepted, global business disciplines.

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