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 | 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 | 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 | Sep 16, 2011
An Update on TC 223 and ISO 22301
Online Exclusive – as published on drj.com | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | Oct 30, 2007
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 | Sep 07, 2007