Crisis Management

  • 2019 California Wildfires and Business Continuity

    3 Focuses of an Effective Crisis Management Response As massive fires and power outages impacted hundreds of thousands of people throughout California recently, one of Avalution’s clients had to respond as they learned that nearly 50% of…

    Patrick Meidenbauer Patrick Meidenbauer | Nov 13, 2019
  • 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
  • “…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 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
  • 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
  • Multi-Site Disaster Response and Coordination Best Practices

    Most organizations that have experienced a crisis would likely agree that advance planning is critical to enabling an effective response. When a disaster impacts several sites simultaneously, it makes coordination even more chaotic, so the importance of…

    Avalution Team Avalution Team | Feb 12, 2013
  • Crisis Communications: An Organizational Balancing Act

    For an organization experiencing a crisis, the ever-persistent nature of our 24/7 global society means that impacts extend well beyond the location of the crisis. Organizations that successfully manage and respond to disruptive events do so because…

    Michael Bratton, MBCI Michael Bratton, MBCI | Nov 19, 2012