Regulatory Compliance

  • Are You Ready for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)?

    As we move closer to the enforceable compliance date of May 25, 2018 for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), many organizations are asking themselves if they are on track to meet the regulation requirements. Many organizations…

    Avalution Team Avalution Team | Jan 30, 2018
  • General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

    General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the most comprehensive personal data privacy regulation ever issued, and its implementation deadline in May 2018 is approaching quickly. With the potential fines accompanying noncompliance, GDPR has shifted the business world’s…

    Rob Giffin Rob Giffin | Nov 02, 2017
  • GRC for Business Continuity Professionals

    Many business continuity professionals have expressed concern and uncertainty regarding the future of business continuity and how it will ‘fit’ with newer concepts like GRC (Governance, Risk and Compliance) and ERM (Enterprise Risk Management). In truth, these…

    Rob Giffin Rob Giffin | Sep 16, 2011
  • An Update on TC 223 and ISO 22301

    Online Exclusive – as published on  | Updated June 2012 [EDITOR’S NOTE – Brian Zawada is a member of the US Technical Advisory Group to ISO Technical Committee 223. Zawada participated in the 2011 and 2012 meetings as a…

    Brian Zawada, FBCI Brian Zawada, FBCI | Aug 11, 2011
  • Data Breaches On Deck for Federal Oversight (Again)

    In December 2009, my perspective titled “Data Breaches: A Sidewalk Sale of Consumer and Personal Information” detailed the financial, reputational and regulatory implications surrounding a data breach occurrence. Since then, little has changed (other than the fact…

    Avalution Team Avalution Team | Jun 27, 2011
  • Plan Do Check Act (PDCA) – How it Applies To Business Continuity

    The business continuity industry has heard a lot about Plan, Do, Check Act (PDCA) recently. Nearly every emerging standard is following this approach, from BS 25999 and NFPA 1600 (2010 edition) to the new American business continuity…

    Avalution Team Avalution Team | Jun 30, 2010
  • UPDATED: What Is A Management System?

    Content updated in September 2012 |  Originally published in January 2009 First introduced to business continuity practitioners in British Standard (BS) 25999 as a Business Continuity Management System (BCMS), the management systems concept continues to gain traction in…

    Brian Zawada, FBCI Brian Zawada, FBCI | Jan 28, 2009
  • 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
  • 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
  • Introducing BS25999

    Driven by recent industry demands for a common, generally accepted framework, British Standard 25999 originated as an attempt to provide an industry-wide process that was consistent in regards to business continuity analysis and response techniques.   The…

    Avalution Team Avalution Team | Sep 07, 2007