We launched the weekly Continuity eGUIDE in 2003 with a vision to consolidate and communicate resources for the disciplines of BC, DR, and EM. Since then we have published over 640 editions and now publish on Wednesday twice a month. For more than 19 years we have worked to bring our industry together. It is our passion!

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2022

Vol. 641 – Square Pegs Don’t Fit in Round Holes – ERM and Company Misalignment

May 20, 2022

When organizations embark on the Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) journey, one of the first (…and biggest) mistakes they make is to simply cut and paste one of the common risk management standards or frameworks and think it will meet their needs. It’s understandable – after all, there’s a strong temptation to get ERM up and running as a quickly as possible for a variety of reasons. Carol Williams explains that an ERM framework is not one-size-fits-all.

Vol. 640 – The Great Resignation Risk

May 6, 2022

While many are focused on issues like cyber, saying it is perhaps the greatest source of risk to an organization today, globally recognized risk management thought leader, Norman Marks, believes there are greater sources of concern. One of these has been in the news over the last months, called the Great Resignation. He discusses the role that risk and audit practitioners can play, helping management navigate the challenge. What do you think?

Vol. 639 – Preparing Your Network for Workplace Hybridity

April 21, 2022

As more companies move to a work environment that encompasses traditional office space and remote workers, it’s essential to understand the impact on your network. Your network is expected to deliver strong performance and high availability within budget constraints and business priorities. Tommy Rainey tells us more.

Vol. 638 – Ukraine: Urgent lessons for all nations

April 7, 2022

We are being barraged by stories from the tragedy unfolding in Ukraine, and all of us are asking difficult questions about what can or should be done!

This week, Peter Power offers this opinion piece from the perspective of a Business Continuity professional based in the UK. We have known Peter and his valuable insights for more than two decades. We hope you will review his ideas, and let us know where you agree, or disagree!

Vol. 637 – Special Report – Humanitarian Disaster in Ukraine

March 18, 2022

It is difficult to do “business as usual” during this time when 24/7 we see people suffering greatly and a major humanitarian disaster is unfolding in Ukraine. This edition of the Continuity eGUIDE will spotlight stories that tell us more about impacts to people. We will not address political or military concerns; rather we will share perspectives, needs and provisions happening on the ground. The lead story will document how one family reached Warsaw after traveling from Ukraine’s capital. They were among the lucky ones.

Vol. 636 – Preemptive Protection Measures for Safety-Critical Infrastructure

March 3, 2022

With so much of modern life dependent on systems that rely on software and computers, hackers can cause – and have caused – major problems by infiltrating those systems and disrupting how they operate.

The imperative is clear: Organizations that manage safety-critical infrastructure require a fundamentally new approach to cybersecurity.

Joseph Chukwube writes our Meet the Experts column this week.

Vol. 635 – How to Shape a Workplace Culture that Prioritizes Resilience

February 17, 2022

Workplace culture is difficult to change. It’s not like changing the color of your company logo or even deciding on the direction your organization should take in the next year. It’s a multi-faceted, multi-year process that requires care and precision. Publisher Kathy Rainey shares insights and research in four key areas. Engaged leaders need to — inspire their teams, invest in employee growth, analyze hierarchies and facilitate transparent communication.

Vol. 634 – Solving the 3 Major Enterprise Security Challenges in 2022

February 3, 2022

Cybercriminals are advancing. Organizations need to advance their strategies and approaches as well. It is safer to assume you will suffer a data breach and then proceed to build strong defenses, than wait until a data breach occurs. The immense shift to digital and cloud-based technologies in 2021 due to the COVID pandemic put pressure on businesses to meet increased security demands. Joseph Chukwube explains.

Vol. 633 – Resiliency Starts at Home

January 20, 2022

I have a long-standing New Year’s resolution but am not always successful in keeping it! Does this sound familiar? As disasters seem to increase around the world and in the US year after year, we face the ever-present threat of a catastrophe occurring close to home as well, and so we acknowledge that keeping the family’s emergency go-bags current is important but takes time. Read some great insights from our Expert this week, Fiona Raymond-Cox, on how to be prepared for the unexpected.

2021

Vol. 630 – Leadership Learnings from the COVID-19 Pandemic (so far!)

December 2, 2021

What have we learned about crisis leadership during this global health emergency? Two things have really stood out. First, it highlighted the need for information – situational awareness – as perhaps never before. Second, it shined a light on a constellation of skills under the broad umbrella of what we now call “Vitamin C.” Ever insightful and highly sought after expert, Regina Phelps unpacks what we have learned so far.

Vol. 629 – Principles of Good Business Communications in Crisis

November 17, 2021

The Resilient Journey podcast wraps up their series on Crisis Communications with Dianne Chase, who founded Chase Media after an award-winning career in broadcast journalism as a news director, anchor and reporter. In this episode Dianne explains how to position your organization as the vindicator during a crisis and reminds us that communication done well is based on principles that don’t change. Quotable: “Nothing good ever came from poor communications.”

Vol. 628 – Risk Management at Eight Knots: Situational Awareness

November 3, 2021

Skippering a sailboat involves lots of inputs – weather, seas, crew, passengers, etc. and requires keeping a constant eye on all of them. “Situational Awareness” has business applications as well. Howard Mannella, an authority on risk, resiliency and continuity for over four decades, has launched a podcast series in which these important concepts for the business world are compared to skippering 45 foot sailboats in the Puget Sound. Join the adventure series and explore situational awareness, command and control, contingency planning, communications and more!