Category: Tools, Templates, Software

“Maintaining & Auditing Business Continuity Programs- A Plan for a Municipality”

” Maintaining and Auditing a Business Continuity Program- A Plan for a Municipality“ February 12, 2011 by Andrew M. Amalfitano CONTENTS I.  Introduction.. 3 II. Plan.. 4 Key Plan Steps: 4 1. On-going. 4 2. Awareness and Launch.. 4 3. Implement. 5 4. Considerations. 5 III. Audit. 5 Standards. 6 Audit Elements. 8 Process. 8 […]

Sunday February 13th, 2011 in Business Continuity Management, Continuity of Operations Plan - COOP, Tools, Templates, Software, Training and Exercises | Comments Off on “Maintaining & Auditing Business Continuity Programs- A Plan for a Municipality”

Avoid Editorial Opinion in Your AAR

When an After Action Report is developed it should be based on facts observed and discovered during the exercise. Sometimes, editorials and opinions make their way into the feedback and documented findings that are used to create the AAR. These reports should never be altered and should be retained as originally submitted. However, not every […]

Saturday January 29th, 2011 in Business Continuity Management, Tools, Templates, Software, Training and Exercises | Comments Off on Avoid Editorial Opinion in Your AAR

Giving the Exercise Plan Out Too Soon

In general, it is not a good idea to give out the disaster exercise plan to the participants in advance of the event. I can think of one situation when it would be OK to do so: If the narrative is of a broad regional basis and the exercise clock is several days into it, […]

Tuesday January 11th, 2011 in Business Continuity Management, Tools, Templates, Software, Training and Exercises | Comments Off on Giving the Exercise Plan Out Too Soon

Annualized Loss Expectancy – Does it Work?

IT risk assessment (analysis) is a vital step in protecting an organization’s information infrastructure. It is defined by NIST in their risk management guide as “the process of identifying the risks to system security and determining probability of occurrence, the resulting impact, and additional safeguards that would mitigate the impact”. Essentially, risk assessment finds out […]

Monday October 4th, 2010 in Risk Management, Tools, Templates, Software | Comments Off on Annualized Loss Expectancy – Does it Work?

Use of Social Media During an Emergency

I think there is a good place for the use of social media in emergencies, however, we should acknowledge that there will be a large number of people who simply won’t be able to get the message due to obstacles. Some of the obstacles include, as Ms Wagner says blocking or inaccessibility in the work […]

Tuesday August 24th, 2010 in Emergency Management, Tools, Templates, Software | Comments Off on Use of Social Media During an Emergency

Social Media for Business Continuity

I believe today’s social media is only the beginning of more intricate and unimaginable methods of communicating. For now, as many point out, there is a generational disconnect between those who use it and like and those who don’t. The question may also go beyond that point. I’m not familiar with many Business Continuity managers […]

Monday July 5th, 2010 in Business Continuity Management, Tools, Templates, Software | Comments Off on Social Media for Business Continuity

How Useful is SWOT Analysis?

SWOT Analysis is an analytical tool/methodology used to evaluate an organization’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats within their internal and external environment and is often the foundation of a company strategic plan.[1] [2] Over the years, the SWOT method has been attributed to many different origins and authors, however, I could not find any absolute […]

Tuesday June 22nd, 2010 in Risk Management, Tools, Templates, Software | Comments Off on How Useful is SWOT Analysis?

The Merits of Using Software Tools for Business Continuity Planning

There are a number of business continuity-BC planning tools available to planners. Some are automated software created and sold by vendors. Others are for free. There is available a whole collection of downloadable online forms and templates, toolkits, and the like. Some are  even authorized and used by FEMA [1] and government agencies. Many companies […]

Monday October 19th, 2009 in Tools, Templates, Software | Comments Off on The Merits of Using Software Tools for Business Continuity Planning
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