Current Events

  • Can The Right Software Get Me BS 25999 Certified?

    With the growing popularity of BS 25999, many business continuity professionals are wondering how their planning software will support a certification effort.  This is a reasonable question, because many organizations have developed their programs using the default…

    Avalution Team Avalution Team | Jan 19, 2009
  • How Enterprise Risk Management Can Improve Your Credit Rating

    Recently, Standard & Poor’s announced that they will begin to evaluate Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) processes with non-financial companies in the third quarter of 2008.  S&P also indicated that it will begin to consider ERM program maturity…

    Avalution Team Avalution Team | Oct 20, 2008
  • Update on Title IX – Feedback Requested

    Avalution Consulting co-sponsored the seventh plenary session of ANSI’s Homeland Security Standards Panel (HSSP) held on October 2nd.  The seven-hour meeting offered attendees a number of valuable insights into how the public and private sectors would engage…

    Brian Zawada, FBCI Brian Zawada, FBCI | Oct 06, 2008
  • Considering Certification?

    Avalution continues to help a variety of organizations prepare for BS 25999 certification.  Having successfully helped an organization achieve certification, as well as working with our clients during pre-assessments, our team is starting to see broad trends,…

  • Business Continuity Myths & Facts

    As we talk to our clients, prospective clients and others involved in the business continuity industry some consistent themes, questions, misconceptions and general commentary have emerged.  In order to encourage discussion and continual improvement in the Business…

    Avalution Team Avalution Team | Jul 07, 2008
  • Finding the Right Fit – Comparing NFPA 1600 to BS 25999

    As a standard first released by the National Fire Protection Association in 1995, NFPA 1600 should be familiar to many business continuity planners.  Though NFPA 1600 was initially focused on disaster response, it was modified in 2000 to…

    Avalution Team Avalution Team | Jun 23, 2008
  • Pandemic Webinar Q&A

    Avalution Consulting co-owners Brian Zawada and Robert Giffin recently presented a webinar, sponsored by Continuity Insights, titled “Practical Pandemic Planning For Businesses”.

    Avalution Team Avalution Team | Oct 30, 2007
  • Influencing Cause AND Effect

    I was recently involved in a conversation with a group of business executives that embarked on a process to develop a business continuity program.  During the initial business continuity steering committee, one executive added some thoughts regarding…