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[24 Aug 2012 | Comments Off | 1,836 views]
A Note On Business Continuity Management & IT Service Continuity

By: Anthony Woods, Continuity Test Manager, Cap Gemini Australia
August 24, 2012
 
Impact of an IT Service Disruption
During an IT service disruption, one in which the continuity plans are activated, unless regularly reviewed and tested, it is likely that the plans will not be current or contain a sufficient quantity of gaps in processes and procedures to inhibit their usefulness when implemented.
It is for this reason that the Business Continuity Plan, the Business Process Continuity Plans, the IT Service Continuity (Disaster Recovery) Plans and the Recovery Validation Procedures need to be clearly …

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[12 Apr 2012 | Comments Off | 1,853 views]
Awareness: The First Line of Defense

By: John Glenn, MBCI
April 12, 2012
 
Too many practitioners overlook an organization’s most critical risks. We worry about a variety of risks and ways to avoid or mediate them, often at great cost to the organizations.
We promote responder training. Hopefully we also promote both in-place sheltering and evacuation exercises, not forgetting that some folks are less mobile than others.
What we rarely seem to do, however, is train the folks on the ground to be First Alerters.
We need to apply the admonishments we hear at the airports and other transportation hubs to the organization’s …

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[11 Apr 2012 | Comments Off | 1,950 views]
ISO 22301 International Business Continuity Management Standard Gains Final Approval

Article by Continuity Central
Published April 4, 2012
Source: www.continuitycentral.com

TC223, the ISO Technical Committee that has been developing the ISO 22301 international business continuity management standard, has voted to approve the FDIS (Final Draft International Standard). This means that the standard can now be published. It is currently expected that it will be available by the end of the second quarter of 2012. Its official title will be ‘ISO 22301 Societal security — Business continuity management systems.’
ISO 22313, the guidance document that will support ISO 22301, is currently at DIS (Draft International …

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[6 Apr 2012 | Comments Off | 1,414 views]
Missouri Announces Additional Funding for Disaster Recovery Jobs Program

Article by Homeland Security Newswire
http://www.homelandsecuritynewswire.com
Published April 6, 2012
Missouri governor announces an investment of $16.5 million in federal National Emergency Grant (NEG) funding to create temporary jobs for workers in twenty-nine Missouri counties affected by tornadoes, floods, and severe storms last year

Governor Jay Nixon of Missouri the other day announced an investment of $16.5 million in federal National Emergency Grant (NEG) funding to create temporary jobs for workers in twenty-nine Missouri counties affected by tornadoes, floods, and severe storms last year. Using these funds, the Missouri Disaster Recovery Jobs Program will create 1,347 …

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[3 Apr 2012 | Comments Off | 1,361 views]
Haiti implements national plan for disaster risk reduction

Article by Homeland Security Newswire
http://www.homelandsecuritynewswire.com
Published March 28, 2012
 
The government of Haiti and the UN Development Program launch Haiti’s National System for Disaster Risk Reduction program; the UN says this is one of the first times that a developing country has taken advance measures to reduce the vulnerability of its people and economy to future earthquakes
Haiti’s minister of the interior, Thierry Mayard-Paul and UN Development Program (UNDP) administrator, Helen Clark, the other day hosted a ceremony in Cap-Haitien, putting into action a Seismic Risk Reduction Plan for Northern Haiti.
The Ministry of the Interior of Haiti …