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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.

New Executive Director at the Business Continuity Institute

New Executive Director at the Business Continuity Institute

News   •   Aug 12, 2016 14:56 BST

The Business Continuity Institute is delighted to welcome David Thorp as its new Executive Director, taking over from Lorraine Darke who steps down at the end of the year in order to enjoy an early retirement after 12 years at the BCI.

The BCI guide to… exercising your business continuity plan

The BCI guide to… exercising your business continuity plan

News   •   Mar 18, 2015 10:49 GMT

​We all know that we need to exercise our business continuity plans, it’s the only way to find out whether they will work. Of course that’s with the exception of a live incident, but during a disaster is really not a good time to find out your plan doesn’t work. But what type of exercise should you run, how often should you run them, how to you plan them and how do you assess them?

BCI to sponsor World Conference on Disaster Management

BCI to sponsor World Conference on Disaster Management

News   •   Feb 16, 2015 17:01 GMT

​The ​Business Continuity Institute is pleased to announce that it will be the Platinum Sponsor of the ​World Conference on Disaster Management in Toronto, Canada in June 2015. In addition to being conference sponsor, the BCI will also be co-hosting a pre-conference anniversary party where conference delegates can network in a relaxed and informal environment.

The Business Continuity Institute Middle East Conference 2015

The Business Continuity Institute Middle East Conference 2015

News   •   Nov 24, 2014 11:23 GMT

Following its success in 2014, the Business Continuity Institute will again be hosting the BCI Middle East Conference in 2015, this time in Doha, Qatar on the 11th and 12th May. Over the two days, the conference will focus on the latest thinking and best practice in continuity and resilience.

Business Continuity Institute named Training Resource of the Year (Business Continuity) at ACQ Global Awards

Business Continuity Institute named Training Resource of the Year (Business Continuity) at ACQ Global Awards

News   •   Nov 18, 2014 10:13 GMT

Following on from its success at the Business Excellence Awards, the Business Continuity Institute has now been named Training Resource of the Year (Business Continuity) at the prestigious ACQ Global Awards.

Business Continuity Institute Awards recognise the best and brightest in the industry

Business Continuity Institute Awards recognise the best and brightest in the industry

News   •   Nov 06, 2014 07:55 GMT

At a Gala Dinner at the Science Museum in London on the 5th November, the Business Continuity Institute (BCI) hosted their Global Awards ceremony, an event to recognise the outstanding contribution of business continuity professionals and organisations from across the world.

Business Continuity Institute Australasian Awards 2014

Business Continuity Institute Australasian Awards 2014

News   •   Oct 17, 2014 16:28 BST

The 2014 BCI Australasian Awards took place on Friday 17th October at a Gala Event in Melbourne. The BCI Australasian Awards are held each year to recognise the outstanding contribution of business continuity professionals and organizations living in or operating in Australia, New Guinea, New Zealand, New Caledonia, Lombok, Sulawesi Eastward, Borneo and Bali.

The Business Continuity Institute welcomes its first AFBCI

The Business Continuity Institute welcomes its first AFBCI

News   •   Aug 15, 2014 13:46 BST

The Business Continuity Institute is pleased to welcome its first Associate Fellow (AFBCI) since the new grade was created. Having completed a rigorous assessment process, Johannes Muellenberg now has the honour of being able to call himself an AFBCI and gain extra recognition through the use of those letters after his name.

Disruptive cyber attacks a growing concern for UK organizations

Disruptive cyber attacks a growing concern for UK organizations

News   •   Jul 02, 2014 15:54 BST

Read, watch or listen to any news source these days and it won’t be long before you come across a story about another organization that has suffered the consequences of a cyber attack. Technology to prevent such attacks are becoming more and more sophisticated, but so are the attackers.

Supply chain only as strong as its weakest link

Supply chain only as strong as its weakest link

News   •   Jul 01, 2014 14:30 BST

As supply chains become increasingly more complex, the likelihood of disruption also increases. In recognition of this, the Business Continuity Institute has launched its annual Supply Chain Resilience Survey to find out what the issues are that business continuity professionals face when it comes to supply chain management.

The Business Continuity Institute becomes part of a global resilience network

The Business Continuity Institute becomes part of a global resilience network

News   •   Jun 30, 2014 14:04 BST

The Business Continuity Institute has recently signed up to become a part of the Future Cities and Community Resilience Network, an interdisciplinary collaboration of like minded academics and professionals that provides a forum for the advancement of knowledge in the core areas of future city resilience, urban supply chain management, smart city technologies and community engagement.

Breach on the beach: the danger of taking your smartphone on holiday

Breach on the beach: the danger of taking your smartphone on holiday

News   •   Jun 27, 2014 10:47 BST

It's not uncommon for people to take their smartphone, tablet computer or even their laptop with them whenever they go on holiday, but are they putting their organizations at greater risk of a cyber attack by using unsecured wi-fi networks to check their emails or do other work? That is the conclusion according to new research carried out on behalf of Sourcefire.

New partnership between the Business Continuity Institute and the Association of Contingency Planners

New partnership between the Business Continuity Institute and the Association of Contingency Planners

News   •   Jun 26, 2014 09:30 BST

The Business Continuity Institute (BCI) and the Association of Contingency Planners (ACP) are proud to announce a new strategic partnership that will further enhance the networking opportunities offered to business continuity professionals across North and Central America.

Lack of business continuity to cover unexpected staff departures

Lack of business continuity to cover unexpected staff departures

News   •   Jun 25, 2014 15:07 BST

It is often said that the most important asset an organization can have is its staff, so it would seem logical for an organization to have a plan in place for when staff move on taking their skills and knowledge with them. According to a white paper by SEI and FP Transitions, less than half (45%) of advisors polled have a continuity plan in place in the event of an unexpected departure.

Business Continuity Institute to form strategic partnership with FORTUNE magazine

Business Continuity Institute to form strategic partnership with FORTUNE magazine

News   •   Jun 25, 2014 09:20 BST

FORTUNE CM&S and the BCI have announced the establishment of a formal, strategic partnership. The goal of this new collaborative partnership is to dramatically increase the level of awareness among FORTUNE’s North American business readers of the critical importance of business continuity management and to help raise the levels of resilience within their own corporations worldwide.

Education, education, education!

Education, education, education!

News   •   Jun 23, 2014 16:19 BST

"Education, education, education!" has been the rallying cry for many politicians over the years and there is no doubting the importance education has in preparing people for their life ahead. For this reason, the BCI is hosting its first ever Education Month, in September, with the aim of raising awareness of the learning and development opportunities available to those in the industry.

Managing information while balancing security and value

Managing information while balancing security and value

News   •   Jun 12, 2014 12:05 BST

When it comes to deciding how best to manage information, organizations on both sides of the Atlantic seem more comfortable following conventional risk-avoidance strategies than translating that information into insight and competitive advantage. That’s one of the key findings of the 2014 Information Maturity Risk Index.

Tracking your supply chain - the riskiest countries for business

Tracking your supply chain - the riskiest countries for business

News   •   Jun 11, 2014 16:58 BST

The 2014 FM Global Resilience Index places Norway, Switzerland, Canada and Australia at the top of the list of nations most resilient to supply chain disruption, a major cause of business volatility as highlighted in the recent BCI Horizon Scan Report which revealed that 42% of respondents to the survey expressed concern or extreme concern about the possibility of this threat materialising.

Promoting security and risk management

Promoting security and risk management

News   •   Jun 09, 2014 12:18 BST

The Business Continuity Institute has formed a new partnership with Gartner, the world’s leading information technology research and advisory company, that will see both organizations working together to promote the field of security and risk management while encouraging networking and learning opportunities among those working in the industry.