Business Continuity Today

Business Continuity Today

BCT is a podcast that focuses on keeping your business up and running when disaster strikes. After a disaster 1 of 4 businesses will never open their doors again. We are going to talk about how to make sure your doors stay open after a disaster strikes.

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August 9, 2022 11 min
Alyssa’s law requires all public and charter schools to implement an advanced panic alarm system to allow law enforcement to react immediately in the event of a critical emergency. These solutions make it possible for officers to get to the scene quickly, take down the perpetrator, and minimize the number of lives lost.

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When you think of Complex Problems, sometimes trying the simple solution works. However, sometimes simple is not the right answer. Let's see how we can balance the complex solution with the quick fix (that never works).

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Most Organizations are looking to build an enduring entity. Leveraging aspects of business continuity and business resilience principles enables organizations to mitigate risks more effectively and allow continuous operations. The goal of improving an organization's ability to respond to disruptions and strengthening its long-term resilience is the first step in becoming antifragile.

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Tabletop exercises are a tool that you need to add to your organization. It is not critical to have the "right" scenario. It could be anything that could harm your organization's reputation and its ability to function, from a natural disaster or accident to human-caused crises such as a security breach, terror attack, or internally perpetrated wrongdoing. The tabletop exercise is the most efficient way to test and impro...
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Whether it's the threat of a flood, storm, earthquake, pandemic, or human-caused hazard, building the resilience of your business to disasters is becoming just as important as managing your reputation or testing your products before launching them.

Strong economic, financial, legal, reputational, and regulatory reasons exist.

Let's explore why businesses need to reduce their exposure to disasters seriously.

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July 5, 2022 38 sec
Todd will return next week with this episode of Business Continuity Today.

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June 28, 2022 11 min
Complexity bias is a logical fallacy that leads us to give undue credence to complex concepts.

Faced with two competing ideas, we are likely to choose the most complex one. As a result, when we need to solve a problem, we may ignore simple solutions — thinking “that will never work” — and instead favor complex ones.

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Active shooting scenarios focus on the police response, and the larger emergency management role during these complex incidents is often overlooked. However, they are multi-week, multi-jurisdictional incidents requiring command & control, interoperable communications, and a host of other services.

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June 14, 2022 12 min
Acts of Violence can take many forms, and it takes a tremendous toll on everyone involved. Results of an act of violence are increased absenteeism and turnover, high-stress levels, decreased productivity, increased Workers' Compensation claims, damaged morale, costs involved with post-incident counseling, and much more. We have talked about prevention. Now, let’s discuss leading during the recovery.

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June 7, 2022 10 min
For protection during a disaster, an effective localization and positioning system is a vital disaster. With the use of mobile devices, locating individuals during a disaster is becoming easy with Cell/RIF/Bluetooth. The mobile device-enabled Augmented Reality(AR) in conjunction with the Internet of Things(IoT) is changing the face of disaster management. AR and IoT technologies are active topics in emergency and disaster response...
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As organizations look at ways to address the most significant challenges, from natural disasters to sustainability, they need to invest in the IoT solutions embedded with advanced analytics to better prepare for and react to these incidents.

With connected sensors and long-range, low-power IoT technology leveraging artificial intelligence, organizations can harness real-time data and advanced analytics to deliver meaningful results.

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The new internet may soon be coming to a home near you in the form of Mesh Networking. So what is Mesh Networking and how does it differ from traditional networks…and how will it change disaster communications?

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The news of two active shooter events one in Buffalo NY and the other at a church in Laguna Woods CA, and mass notification communications mistake by a major city in SoCal are driving the conversation in emergency management. Do you have a plan on how to communicate with your team, your clients, and stakeholders? Now is the time to take a look at your plan, test it and revise it if you need to. Join BCT as we explore these events a...
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May 10, 2022 11 min
What do you do after your emergency procedures and evacuation plans are complete? It is time to exercise them. Your team must know what to do in an emergency at work and home. And How you are going to communicate with them. A vital part of this training is a fire drill, which puts the emergency procedures into practice to see if they work. If they don’t work, and there is a fire, it can have devastating consequences. Fire drills ar...
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May 3, 2022 10 min
The Southwest has moved from fire season to a 365-day threat of wildland fires. Why do you need a plan? Roughly 60,000 wildfires burn 8 million acres in the U.S. each year, according to the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC). Wildland fires are more destructive and deadly than ever. Although we see fires in the west the most, every state has a wildland fire threat. Is your organization ready?

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A NASCAR PIT CREW COMES TO MIND when I think of a high-performing team. Each team member has a critical role to play, and they are specialized, hyper-focuses, and ready to achieve outstanding results under pressure. How can you achieve the outcomes your team can give you? Quality performance management empowers collaborative workspaces and develops result-orientated teams.

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When we think of Business Continuity Planning, we ought to have a plan for a power outage; however, have you ever thought about a power shortage? As we see, the price of fuel impacts the supply chain. Can the drought in the American Southwest impact the electrical grid? Join Todd as he looks at how hydroelectrical generation stations have some concerns.

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April 12, 2022 11 min
Regardless of industry, the planning/decision-making function should have one goal: to reduce the latency between analysis, decision, and direction change. Organizations must look at their data holistically and have a culture that allows them to communicate any new inputs across the organization to make that turn instantly. In today's uncertain world, the supply chain can change at a moment's notice. It is the most agile co...
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We are witnessing the war in Ukraine and the humanitarian crisis that it has brought. In addition, the conflict is hurting the economy; oil prices have gone up, food prices worldwide are on the rise, and the President of the United States told the nation to prepare for food shortages. We see the eroding of the value of incomes while disrupting trade and supply chains. Here are the 3 key takeaways:

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The war in Europe has organizations discussing cybersecurity in the C-Suite and boardrooms worldwide. Today we need to approach cybersecurity as part of the system. Cybersecurity is an intrinsic risk management essential that must be built into the core of every employee, product, and service. Companies need to implant cybersecurity by design and as a default into their DNA.

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