9 Tips for Business Continuity Management Success
Business Continuity Management (BCM) is vital in preparing and protecting business operations from disruptions caused by threats stemming from cyber-attack and natural disasters, as well as resource unavailability such as building loss, technology loss, staff absenteeism, and…Elaine Tomlin, MBCI | Feb 09, 2018
More Than Just Recovery Time Objectives
Using the Business Impact Analysis to Understand Relationships Between Resources and the Business BACKGROUND The business impact analysis (BIA) establishes the foundation of an organization’s business continuity program by establishing business continuity requirements. As a result, a…Avalution Team | May 26, 2016
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 | Jul 20, 2015
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 | Apr 27, 2015
Risky Business (Part 1): Managing Third-Party and Supplier Risk
Business continuity planning is inherently cross-functional with a necessity to address risks to an organization’s product and service offerings, as well as the resources necessary to meet obligations. As organizations increasingly rely on a global network of…Avalution Team | Sep 25, 2014
Bridging the Business Continuity and IT Disaster Recovery Gap
Increasing Coordination Between the Business and IT in Preparedness Activities One of the most common questions we receive at Avalution is, “How can my organization increase coordination between different groups performing preparedness activities, specifically ‘the business’ and…Avalution Team | Mar 28, 2013
Don’t Reinvent – Be Successful by Leveraging “Non-Business Continuity” Tools and Methodologies
A critical and foundational element of business continuity planning is a clear understanding of the business environment, together with the critical products and services and processes that contribute to the creation of business value. To recover successfully,…Avalution Team | Sep 18, 2012
Connecting with Management and Staying Relevant
NOTE: The content of this perspective was initially presented September 13, 2011 at DRJ Fall World in a presentation titled, “Connecting with Management and Staying Relevant.” During the presentation, attendees were asked to complete a Self-Assessment Survey…Brian Zawada, FBCI | Sep 21, 2011
Business Continuity Scoping: Why Products and Services?
A Business Continuity Scoping Approach That Contributes to Better Management Engagement and Prioritization of Risk Management Efforts One of the most common questions business continuity professionals ask is how to keep management involved in the ongoing preparedness…Avalution Team | Aug 09, 2011
Is a Questionnaire-Based Approach to the Business Impact Analysis the Best Approach?
We often receive requests for proposals (RFPs) to perform a business impact analysis (BIA) – some dictating the preferred approach, some leaving it open. A recent RFP requested a consultant-executed BIA (and did not dictate the desired…Brian Zawada, FBCI | Jun 08, 2011