Follow The Business Continuity Institute

Tags

business continuity 215 bci 53 business continuity institute 37 conference 33 BCI World 32 exercise 26 business continuity planning 26 business continuity awareness week 23 bcaw2015 22 BCAW2016 22 return on investment 19 BCAW2017 13 resilience 11 risk 11 supply chain 10 social media 8 bcaw 2013 8 cyber security 8 Brexit 7 research 6 Middle East 5 flooding 5 risk management 5 organizational resilience 5 education month 4 cyber attack 4 ISO22301 4 flashblog 4 cpd 4 Horizon Scan 4 ransomware 4 20 in their 20s 4 awareness 3 bci awards 3 bcm 3 continuing professional development 3 crisis management 3 politics 3 executive forum 3 good practice guidelines 3 counting the cost 3 disaster recovery 3 BIA 3 horizon scanning 3 plan b consulting 3 bcaw 2014 3 bcaw 3 inspiring the future 2 workshop 2 20/20 2 adverse weather 2 Business Impact Analysis 2 colleges 2 information security 2 emergency communications 2 bs 65000 2 black swans 2 careers 2 Clearview Continuity 2 exercising 2 IBM 2 the bc eye 2 cyber threat 2 practice 2 scotland 2 virus 2 business continuity plan 2 industrial action 2 referendum 2 reputation 2 terrorism 2 testing 2 independence 2 black swan 2 bcp 2 future 2 twitter 2 Everbridge 2 insurance 2 schools 2 critical infrastructure 2 dbci 2 houses of parliament 1 mobile technology 1 heatwave 1 ebola 1 business resilience forum 1 lessons 1 united kingdom 1 cmi 1 regulation 1 PwC 1 Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center 1 India 1 recovery time objective 1 cyber resilience 1 telecom disruption 1 game show 1 BSI 1 it risk 1 recovery 1 bcm software 1 tube strike 1 2013 threats 1 facilities 1 bcm world conference 1 commonwealth games 1 iso 27001 1 cybr attack 1 british standards institute 1 imt 1 response 1 certification 1 thought leadership 1 plan 1 information technology 1 cyber attacks 1 7/7 1 curtin & co 1 bcm world conference and exhibition 2013 1 internship 1 49ers 1 superbowl 1 industral dispute 1 zika 1 acronyms 1 staff 1 organisational resilience 1 nfl 1 pandemic 1 earthquake 1 cyber securuity 1 small business 1 postal strike 1 ravens 1 student 1 EU referendum 1 world cup 1 c-suite 1 Yahoo! 1 philippines 1 strikes 1 cmt 1 Databarracks 1 business continuity programme 1 insider threat 1 debate 1 picture 1 communications 1 crises control 1 volunteer 1 thought leadership in business continuity 1 paddington bear 1 imagery 1 business resilience 1 rto 1 veritas 1 General Election 1 fire 1 cyber 1 phoenix 1 national sickie day 1 new year resolutions 1 Sungard 1 manufacturing 1 standards 1 ibm resiliency services 1 sony 1 #BCAW2016 1 Northern Ireland 1 mentoring 1 policy and programme management 1 glasgow 2014 1 planning 1 design and implementation 1 notification 1 award ceremonies 1 threat analysis 1 disease 1 test 1 peru 1 business continuity management 1 incident management 1 outsourcing 1 human resources 1 iso27001 1 RBCA 1 risk assessments 1 crisis response 1 20/20 vision 1 bcm lifecycle 1 compliance 1 Sungard AS 1 mca 1 iso 22301 1 futurology 1 professional 1 incident response 1 continuity2 1 blogging 1 Greece 1 scenario 1 psychology 1 c-suite toolkit 1 disaster 1 data breach 1 maths 1 non profit 1 awards ceremony 1 it risk management 1 fotune 1 damage management 1 collaboration 1 disruption 1 crisis guardian 1 outbreak 1 continuous professional development 1 Pinsent Masons 1 risk managment 1 Turkey 1 Donald Trump 1 embedding bc 1 qualifications 1 Bucks New University 1 passwords 1 reputational risk 1 coventry university 1 cloud 1 training. 1 information 1 smartphone 1 rpo 1 c-suite engagement 1 cyber crime 1 severe weather 1 public sector 1 blue swan 1 sustainability 1 steelhenge 1 learning from experience 1 global awards 2012 1 retail 1 audit 1 it disruption 1 power failure 1 bc strategy 1 crisis communications 1 SME 1 continuity shop 1 service failure 1 hp 1 milton keynes 1 Pinsent-Masons 1 mkbrf 1 security 1 typhoon haiyan 1 cybercrime 1 New Zealand 1 mobile working 1 mtpd 1 Show all tags
Controlling the Irish border after Brexit

Controlling the Irish border after Brexit

Blog posts   •   Aug 16, 2017 15:25 BST

When the United Kingdom exits the European Union, the four freedoms that currently exist will be no more. The free movement of goods, services, capital and people will probably be gone, and more restrictions will be placed on their movements across borders. The free movement of people is the primary reason that many people voted to leave the European Union in the first place.

Preparing for a storm

Preparing for a storm

Blog posts   •   Jul 25, 2017 12:48 BST

In 2014, the UK experienced what was described as extensive flooding, and while the BCI’s Central Office wasn’t directly impacted, or at least water didn’t access the building, it did prove to be disruptive in terms of staff getting to work. Several employees were forced to work from home for a few days as the roads they would normally have taken to get to work were under water.

Nature's power makes clear the need for business continuity

Nature's power makes clear the need for business continuity

Blog posts   •   Jul 19, 2017 16:53 BST

There’s no point in saying “it will never happen to me” as disruptions are always just around the corner, regardless of what sector or location you are in. This reality was brought home to us overnight as thunderstorms with strong winds and heavy rain swept across the south of England.

Business continuity – a manufacturing perspective

Business continuity – a manufacturing perspective

Blog posts   •   Jul 18, 2017 12:10 BST

Like all businesses, manufacturers need to identify their critical value adding business activities and processes, focus on keeping them operational or getting them back to full operational capacity in a set time frame, regardless of the issues. This will then maintain the product delivery to the end consumers.

All in good time

All in good time

Blog posts   •   Jul 17, 2017 09:26 BST

Organizations with a mature crisis/incident management exercising programme should give serious consideration to carrying out the occasional out of hours exercise. This may be a little unpopular at first, until participants get the point, so rather than going the whole hog and starting your next exercise at 2am on a Sunday, perhaps a 7pm start on a weekday would be slightly more palatable.

Protecting your reputation

Protecting your reputation

Blog posts   •   Jul 12, 2017 16:49 BST

“Trust takes years to build, seconds to break, and forever to repair,” or so the quote says. While there may be a degree of flexibility with those timings, the principle that it takes much longer to build a reputation than to break it is absolute. Reputation means a lot to organizations and constitutes a significant proportion of its value.

It always pays to plan ahead

It always pays to plan ahead

Blog posts   •   Jul 05, 2017 16:14 BST

It does make you wonder about the lack of forethought that some people have. Clearly safety has to be paramount, and if it's not safe for the concert to go ahead then it has to be cancelled. But should this not be considered in advance? Should the concert organizers not have thought that it might rain on the west coast of Scotland, so put plans in place to remedy any impact of this?

Recent attacks are broadening UK insurers' views of commercial risks from terrorism

Recent attacks are broadening UK insurers' views of commercial risks from terrorism

Blog posts   •   Jun 30, 2017 08:30 BST

​The nature and effects of the recent terrorist attacks in London and Manchester are broadening the industry's understanding of terrorism insurance, and could result in a permanent shift away from policies based on damage to property.

Collaboration in the resilience community

Collaboration in the resilience community

Blog posts   •   Jun 28, 2017 17:17 BST

​We have just published the latest version of our Cyber Resilience Report and one of the conclusions of the report was that business continuity professionals need to collaborate more with their cyber/information security colleagues. The report noted that if expertise and resources are pooled then resilience can be built in a much more coordinated way. That seems eminently sensible.

Another step closer to Brexit

Another step closer to Brexit

Blog posts   •   Jun 21, 2017 16:13 BST

​Almost a year to the day since the referendum took place that will ultimately lead to the United Kingdom exiting the European Union, the negotiations have finally begun on how this divorce will take place and what future relationship will exist between the two.

​Preparing for Brexit with ISO 22316

​Preparing for Brexit with ISO 22316

Blog posts   •   Jun 20, 2017 11:14 BST

As the UK prepares to exit the European Union, John Robinson considers whether the organisational resilience Standard can help companies manage the potential fall-out.

Self, self, self...

Self, self, self...

Blog posts   •   Jun 15, 2017 17:21 BST

Most people have lives, and responsibilities, outside of work. But it's much easier to simply ignore this important fact when creating our business continuity plans, than to worry too much about it. So that's precisely what many planners do. The trouble with this approach, however, is that whilst our plans might look okay on paper, they could well be doomed to failure from the outset.

Ensuring the safety of our staff

Ensuring the safety of our staff

Blog posts   •   Jun 14, 2017 10:30 BST

Overnight a fire raged through a 24-storey tower block in West London, completely destroying it, and claiming several lives. While this may have been a residential building, the speed with which the fire took hold is a clear warning that organizations must have plans to place to ensure the safety of their staff, as well as other stakeholders, should such an incident occur at work.

Recent terrorist attacks – practice makes perfect

Recent terrorist attacks – practice makes perfect

Blog posts   •   Jun 09, 2017 15:22 BST

Like the terrorist attack in Manchester, the response by individuals to the London Bridge attack last Saturday made me proud to be British. The off-duty policeman rugby tackling one of the terrorists or the British Transport Police officer armed with just a baton fighting one of the knifemen

The changing landscape of global politics

The changing landscape of global politics

Blog posts   •   Jun 07, 2017 16:22 BST

It is election day in the UK tomorrow, and a chance to vote for who we want to represent us in Parliament, and ultimately who we want to lead our country into the future. A month ago we could probably have said with some degree certainty who the winner would be and by how much, but now that certainty is gone.

​How to survive a ransomware attack

​How to survive a ransomware attack

Blog posts   •   Jun 06, 2017 09:10 BST

Recently, the National Crime Agency (NCA) and National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) launched its first joint report into ‘​The cyber threat to UK businesses’. Outlined are the key trends that are expected to be seen across the cyber security industry over the coming months. Ransomware was recognised as an escalating threat to UK businesses.

Let’s shape tomorrow’s resilience practice in India today

Let’s shape tomorrow’s resilience practice in India today

Blog posts   •   Jun 05, 2017 12:35 BST

The development of technology is transforming every sphere of our lives. Societies, government and organizations are seeing change at a velocity which has not been witnessed in the history of mankind. The rules of every industry are being rewritten while geopolitics, regulations and globalization are making the world an increasingly complex place to survive and succeed.

​Volunteers helping to drive the Institute forward

​Volunteers helping to drive the Institute forward

Blog posts   •   Jun 01, 2017 12:49 BST

It’s true to say that without the many volunteers who give their time to the BCI globally we would not be where we are now; it is the efforts of volunteers that have fuelled the engine of our growth since our formation over twenty years ago.

Cyber security in the WannaCry age

Cyber security in the WannaCry age

Blog posts   •   May 19, 2017 15:48 BST

One way to effectively build and maintain organizational resilience on an enterprise level is creating a cyber security program that repels and recovers from cyber attacks, following the Four Rs of Resilience: Robustness, Redundancy, Resourcefulness, and Rapidity. For our purposes with regards to WannaCry, let’s focus on just two factors: Robustness and Redundancy.

Cyber resilience is critical in the digital age

Cyber resilience is critical in the digital age

Blog posts   •   May 17, 2017 11:22 BST

As business enters the digital age, cyber resilience must become a regular agenda item for boards and excos. Nobody can identify and prepare for all the risks that threaten ICT systems, so it is essential that security and risk mitigation measures are part of a wider programme to ensure that the organisation can detect a cyber attack, respond appropriately and recover operational functionality.