Business Continuity

  • Introducing ISO 22317 – The Business Impact Analysis Standard

    WHAT IS ISO 22317? The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Technical Committee (TC) 292, the committee responsible for writing security, resilience, and business continuity standards, has released its latest document: ISO 22317 – Societal Security – Business Continuity Management…

    Avalution Team Avalution Team | Jul 20, 2015
  • The Importance of Embedding Business Continuity: An Overview of BCI Professional Practice 2

    This article reviews GPG Professional Practice 2 (PP2): Embedding Business Continuity and explains why embedding business continuity into your organization is important for driving success, describes best practices for embedding business continuity into day-to-day activities, and provides…

    Avalution Team Avalution Team | Jun 15, 2015
  • Leading Response and Recovery Teams (Part 2)

    Team leaders play a critical role in improving business continuity for their organizations but seldom receive the appropriate training to help them understand the differences between day-to-day leadership and crisis leadership following the onset of a disruptive…

    Avalution Team Avalution Team | Jun 01, 2015
  • Chaos in Cleveland?

    SETTING THE STAGE This morning was a non-eventful morning.  I was sitting in my office, sipping on my coffee, and working on my monthly reports. Then, the manager of our office building entered our lobby. The Michael…

    Courtney Bowers Courtney Bowers | May 13, 2015
  • The Need to Establish Business Continuity Governance: An Overview of BCI Professional Practice 1

    This article provides an overview of GPG Professional Practice 1 (PP1) – Policy and Program Management, the first of the six professional practices, and discusses the importance and recommendations in establishing the foundation for a repeatable and…

    Emily Vizcaino, MBCI, MBCP Emily Vizcaino, MBCI, MBCP | May 11, 2015
  • Introduction: BCI Good Practice Guidelines Series

    BACKGROUND The Business Continuity Institute (BCI) publishes the Good Practice Guidelines (GPGs), which is a compilation of six professional practices that provide guidance to business continuity practitioners on implementing and maintaining a business continuity program. While the…

    Courtney Bowers Courtney Bowers |
  • We Just Did a BIA and Gap Analysis… Now What?

    How to Perform an Effective Business Continuity Strategy Identification and Selection Effort Reader Note: This article is a continuation from Avalution’s November 2014 article titled: We just did a BIA and Risk Assessment … Now What? How to…

    Avalution Team Avalution Team | Apr 27, 2015
  • Treating the Causes of Bad Business Continuity Training Programs

    Faults & Fixes: Bad Training As business continuity professionals, we tend to gravitate to the activities where we think we can deliver the most value. This often takes the form of the business impact analysis, helping management…

    Michael Bratton, MBCI Michael Bratton, MBCI | Apr 13, 2015
  • FFIEC Updates Business Continuity Planning Booklet with Appendix J

    Appendix J: Strengthening the Resilience of Outsourced Technology Services The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) recently released an updated a version of its Business Continuity Booklet, which is one in the series of booklets that comprise…

    Courtney Bowers Courtney Bowers | Apr 06, 2015
  • How-To: Effectively Scope Your Business Continuity Program

    Early on in the development of a business continuity program, careful, pragmatic scoping can be the difference between quick and appropriate wins and a never-ending planning effort with little capability.  Organizations typically build programs due to customer…

    Dustin Mackie MBCI, CISSP Dustin Mackie MBCI, CISSP | Mar 30, 2015