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James McAlister FBCI takes the helm at the Business Continuity Institute

James McAlister FBCI takes the helm at the Business Continuity Institute

News   •   Dec 05, 2016 16:26 GMT

At the most recent meeting of the Business Continuity Institute's Board of Directors, James McAlister FBCI formally became the new Chairman of the BCI, taking over from David James-Brown FBCI whose two years in office have come to an end.

​Cyber awareness – technical security is just a part of the plan

​Cyber awareness – technical security is just a part of the plan

Blog posts   •   Dec 01, 2016 16:24 GMT

We have recently seen two significant cyber attacks on big businesses hitting the news, and these are just the ones we know about. The ability for hackers to gain access to systems through technical means is not to be underestimated, and specialists work tirelessly to build and maintain secure systems that are now integral to our business and personal lives.

The maturing world of business continuity

The maturing world of business continuity

Blog posts   •   Nov 30, 2016 16:31 GMT

It’s been two years since winning the BCI Global Newcomer of the Year Award, and just as long since I featured in the Business Continuity Institute’s '20 in their 20s' publication, so I’ve decided to re-read my contribution to see what’s changed.

Tim Janes elected Vice Chair of the Business Continuity Institute

Tim Janes elected Vice Chair of the Business Continuity Institute

News   •   Nov 22, 2016 17:03 GMT

The Business Continuity Institute is delighted to announce that Tim Janes Hon. FBCI will be the new Vice Chair of the Board of Directors at the Institute, as voted for by his fellow members of the Global Membership Council. Tim takes over from James McAlister FBCI who becomes Chair following the end of David James-Brown FBCI’s two years in charge.

Two thirds of organizations aren't prepared to recover from a cyber attack

Two thirds of organizations aren't prepared to recover from a cyber attack

News   •   Nov 21, 2016 16:35 GMT

Two thirds of organizations aren’t prepared to recover from a cyber attack, according to a new study by the Ponemon Institute on behalf of Resilient (an IBM Company), and only a third of organizations feel they have a high level of cyber resilience.

Did you feel that? What a Senior Business Continuity Consultant did during the earthquakes

Did you feel that? What a Senior Business Continuity Consultant did during the earthquakes

Blog posts   •   Nov 21, 2016 09:49 GMT

That unmistakable feeling that the world just got unstable is becoming a way of life in NZ, but you never get used to the nightmare that is an earthquake. It seems almost comical to chuck a Senior Business Continuity Consultant into an earthquake, then be evacuated due to a tsunami risk - exactly what we preach daily!

Political risks are on the rise

Political risks are on the rise

News   •   Nov 18, 2016 16:36 GMT

There has been a dramatic increase in political risk according to a new study carried out by Sword Active Risk, and this has largely been attributed to the outcome of the UK Brexit vote and the US Presidential election.

Getting creative to improve business continuity engagement

Getting creative to improve business continuity engagement

Blog posts   •   Nov 18, 2016 09:11 GMT

Whilst the various elements of the business continuity lifecycle have to be addressed in some form if the resulting capability is going to be worth anything, they don't have to be approached in a way that makes people switch off from the outset.

Developing an effective business continuity awareness programme

Developing an effective business continuity awareness programme

Blog posts   •   Nov 17, 2016 16:44 GMT

If standing up in front of a room full of co-workers and explaining why they should care about business continuity sends you into the 'slough of despair', you’re not alone. However, executed properly, business continuity awareness initiatives can be genuinely helpful opportunities to ensure preparedness at all levels.

Ensuring business continuity is a key part of everyone’s role

Ensuring business continuity is a key part of everyone’s role

Blog posts   •   Nov 17, 2016 11:33 GMT

For business continuity in particular, it can be tough to get traction if the business has experienced calm waters for a while. The problem with that is, it doesn’t necessarily bring a call to action to the forefront of people’s minds and culture can suffer as a result.

Organizations lacking in workplace recovery options

Organizations lacking in workplace recovery options

News   •   Nov 14, 2016 16:35 GMT

A disconnect exists between business continuity professionals and end users when it comes to workplace recovery, according to a report published by the ​Business Continuity Institute and supported by ​Regus Workplace Recovery.

Organizations lacking in workplace recovery options

Organizations lacking in workplace recovery options

Press Releases   •   Nov 14, 2016 00:01 GMT

A disconnect exists between business continuity professionals and end users when it comes to workplace recovery, according to a report published by the ​Business Continuity Institute and supported by ​Regus Workplace Recovery.

ContinuitySA inducted into the BCI Hall of Fame

ContinuitySA inducted into the BCI Hall of Fame

News   •   Nov 11, 2016 15:20 GMT

The Business Continuity Institute is pleased to announce that the latest inductee to the Hall of Fame is ContinuitySA, the winners of three consecutive Business Continuity Provider of the Year Awards at the BCI Africa Awards.

Celebrating the best in business continuity and resilience from across the world

Celebrating the best in business continuity and resilience from across the world

News   •   Nov 10, 2016 16:27 GMT

At a Gala Dinner at the Novotel London West Hotel, the Business Continuity Institute presented its annual Global Awards to recognise the individuals and organizations who have excelled throughout the year.

​Counting the cost of supply chain disruption

​Counting the cost of supply chain disruption

News   •   Nov 08, 2016 17:26 GMT

One in three organizations have experienced cumulative losses of over €1 million during the last year as a result of supply chain disruptions. That is according to the Supply Chain Resilience Report published by the Business Continuity Institute and supported by Zurich Insurance Group.

Daisy launch ‘Continuum’ – rebooting business continuity with ‘always available’ service capability

Daisy launch ‘Continuum’ – rebooting business continuity with ‘always available’ service capability

News   •   Nov 08, 2016 13:32 GMT

​Daisy are Platinum Sponsors of the BCI World Conference where you can visit them on Stand 47 to find out more about ‘Continuum from Daisy’. The ​BCI World Conference and Exhibition takes place on the 8th and 9th November at the Novotel London West Hotel.

​Counting the cost of supply chain disruption

​Counting the cost of supply chain disruption

Press Releases   •   Nov 08, 2016 00:01 GMT

One in three organizations have experienced cumulative losses of over €1 million during the last year as a result of supply chain disruptions. That is according to a report published today by the ​Business Continuity Institute and supported by ​Zurich Insurance Group.

Significant disconnect between C-Suite and disaster recovery professionals

Significant disconnect between C-Suite and disaster recovery professionals

News   •   Nov 04, 2016 15:41 GMT

When it comes to assessing an organization’s ability to recover from a disaster, a significant disconnect exists between C-Suite executives and IT professionals. While nearly 7 in 10 CEOs, CFOs or COOs feel their organization is very prepared to recover from a disaster, according to a study by Evolve IP, less than half of IT pros (44.5%) are as confident.

BSI to sponsor the BCI Gala Dinner

BSI to sponsor the BCI Gala Dinner

News   •   Nov 02, 2016 16:30 GMT

The Business Continuity Institute is delighted that BSI, the business standards company, is to be the main sponsor of the BCI Gala Dinner at the Novotel London West Hotel on the 8th November, an event that will see the presentation of the BCI's Global Awards.

​The necessity of organizational buy-in

​The necessity of organizational buy-in

Blog posts   •   Nov 02, 2016 09:37 GMT

Business continuity professionals may still need to fight for their place in an organization, though I hope that companies who are not fully invested in business continuity programmes are able to see the benefits of those who are leading their industries.