Crisis Management

  • 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 Elaine Tomlin, MBCI | Feb 09, 2018
  • CMS Emergency Preparedness Ruling

    Published on September 16, 2016 by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS), the “Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare and Medicaid Participating Providers and Suppliers” Final Rule (81 FR 63860), commonly referred to…

    Bill DiMartini, MBCI Bill DiMartini, MBCI | Oct 12, 2017
  • “…Or High Water”: A Business Continuity Case Study

    The Importance of Business Continuity and Leveraging Resource Loss Based Planning SITUATION On Sunday, January 8, 2017, the temperature in Cleveland, OH dropped significantly, which caused a water pipe to burst in the hallway of our building,…

    Morgan Perry, AMBCI Morgan Perry, AMBCI | Feb 20, 2017
  • Leading Response and Recovery Teams (Part 3)

    This perspective is the third in a three-part series that addresses how to develop the skills necessary for being a successful leader in a crisis, including how a team leader can set the team’s purpose and bring…

    Avalution Team Avalution Team | Dec 10, 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
  • Leading Response and Recovery Teams (Part 1)

    In our experience, one of the most difficult roles to fulfill in any business continuity program is the team leader responsible for a cross-functional response and recovery team (often called a crisis management team, a department business…

    Avalution Team Avalution Team | Aug 04, 2014
  • Business Continuity Plans 101

    In previous articles, Avalution has espoused the value of using a management systems approach to business continuity and articulated the notion that business continuity is more than just a collection of plan documentation. This approach is reflected…

    Michael Bratton, MBCI Michael Bratton, MBCI | Jan 15, 2014
  • Integrating Cyber Security and Business Continuity

    The last several years have continued to see an increase in the sophistication and volume of cyber threats, with a 42% increase in targeted attacks in 2012 (as reported by Symantec, in its 2013 Internet Security Threat…

    Avalution Team Avalution Team | Dec 05, 2013
  • How to Establish an Early Warning System

    Part of Avalution’s Conforming to ISO 22301 Series This perspective is the sixth in a series to discuss key elements of the ISO 22301 business continuity management system, including value-adding elements of the standard or requirements that…

    Brian Zawada, FBCI Brian Zawada, FBCI | Nov 21, 2013