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  • National Preparedness Month 2015

    September marks the beginning of National Preparedness Month (NPM) sponsored by FEMA’s Ready Campaign. The 2015 theme is: “Don’t Wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today.” The goal of National Preparedness Month is to encourage individuals, businesses,…

    Courtney Bowers Courtney Bowers | Aug 17, 2015
  • 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
  • Why Testing and Exercising is Essential for an Effective Business Continuity Program

    This post is part of the Business Continuity Awareness Week (BCAW) 2015 flashblog. To learn more about The BCI and BCAW 2015, visit the website or follow the discussion on Twitter via #BCAW2015 and #TestingTimes. Exercising. Whether you’re…

    Courtney Bowers Courtney Bowers | Mar 17, 2015
  • Ebola – What Business Continuity Professionals Need to Know

    You’ve all seen the news – the sometimes (perhaps often) inaccurate and exaggerated presentation of ‘facts’ and race for ratings has started. We’re by no means downplaying the seriousness of the situation – Ebola is extremely serious…

    Brian Zawada, FBCI Brian Zawada, FBCI | Oct 20, 2014
  • 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 Avalution Team | Sep 25, 2014
  • Why Documentation Is So Much More Than Just Documents

    Part of Avalution’s Conforming to ISO 22301 Series This perspective takes a look at ISO 22301’s requirement for documentation, which includes documented processes and procedures, as well as evidence of business continuity planning execution.  The content found…

    Avalution Team Avalution Team | Jul 10, 2013
  • Implementing ISO 22301: The Business Continuity Management System Standard

    Today we announced the release of a new white paper, Implementing ISO 22301: The Business Continuity Management System Standard, co-authored by Brian Zawada, Avalution’s Director of Consulting and the Chairman and Head of U.S. Delegation to ISO…

    Courtney Bowers Courtney Bowers | Feb 26, 2013
  • Planning for Every Scenario is “for the Birds”

    Why “Chicken Little” and “Black Swan” Planning is NOT the Way to Respond to Recent Catastrophic Events It seems that every week, there’s a story in the news about a catastrophic disaster happening somewhere in the world. …

    Avalution Team Avalution Team | Oct 02, 2012
  • Turning Standards into Features

    As Published in the January/February 2011 Issue of Continuity Insights Magazine A few weeks ago, I walked into my favorite electronics store with the objective of finding a new television. I had a general idea of what…

    Brian Zawada, FBCI Brian Zawada, FBCI | Jan 31, 2011
  • H1N1 Virus May Be Transmittable For Longer Than Originally Thought

    As scientists learn more about the H1N1 virus, guidance regarding the most appropriate preventative measures changes. The current CDC stance on when it is appropriate for ill employees to return to work after diagnosed or probable infection…

    Avalution Team Avalution Team | Sep 24, 2009