What is HICS and What are HICS Forms?
The Basics of the Hospital Incident Command System (HICS) Framework If your hospital or health system has an initiative to improve the emergency preparedness program, or if you have moved into a new role that has emergency…Avalution Team | Dec 06, 2017
Formalizing an Information Security Program
Formalizing your information security program is a critical step to drive information security capability maturation in any organization. The intent of formalizing a program is to get clear on focus and ensure everyone is on the same…Rob Giffin | Nov 27, 2017
Breaking Down Silos – Evolving an Incident Command System to Include Business Continuity
An Effective Business Continuity Program can Enhance Your Emergency Management Capabilities and Drive Higher Levels of Preparedness Across the Organization Many organizations that we encounter have an obligation to support the community in time of crisis, including…Avalution Team | Sep 12, 2017
Business Continuity Planning: Centralized and Decentralized Approaches
Broadly speaking, there are two approaches to structuring a business continuity program. A centralized structure involves leading and executing the business continuity planning process within a single team and engaging the business as needed. A decentralized structure…Morgan Perry, AMBCI | Aug 28, 2017
Breaking Down Silos – Using Common Criteria to Assess and Prioritize Risks
An isolated approach to business continuity (and risk management in general) is holding many organizations back. Business Continuity is one of many disciplines that helps organizations to become more resilient – that is, to increase an organization’s…Avalution Team | May 09, 2017
Strategy Connected Business Continuity: What is it, and Why is it Important?
Michael Porter once famously said “the essence of strategy is choosing what not to do”. While I am sure that Mr. Porter was not thinking of business continuity when making this statement, it is absolutely applicable to…John Verdi, MBCI | Mar 23, 2017
My Business Continuity Predictions for 2017 and Beyond
With 2017 well underway, I wanted to take the time to reflect on 2016 and also look ahead to predict the way in which our business continuity profession will continue to mature in 2017 and beyond. In…Brian Zawada, FBCI | Jan 16, 2017
Business Continuity: The Importance of Thinking Both Strategically and Tactically
As I reflect on my first year as a business continuity professional, I contemplate what has made me successful to date. In my previous role of being an officer in the U.S. Army, I lived and breathed…Drew Beavers | Nov 18, 2016
Ownership – Where Do Our Responsibilities Begin and End as Business Continuity Professionals?
As published in the Summer 2016 Issue of the Disaster Recovery Journal – Volume 29, Number 3. One of the latest threats to organizations is something termed “ransomware”. Commonly defined as a type of malware that blocks…Brian Zawada, FBCI | Aug 15, 2016
An Introduction to IT Disaster Recovery Planning
Risks to critical business operations due to systems outages have been, and will always be, a concern for most organizations. As a result, IT disaster recovery planning is critical to help reduce the likelihood of a system…Bill DiMartini, MBCI | Jul 26, 2016