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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May 17, 2022 11 min
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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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:

1) Support needed for refugees
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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.

Join Todd De Voe and Brian Barnier as they explore how to ...
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March 22, 2022 12 min
The event of a cyberattack is now increasingly likely in today's environment. However, business operations matter more than data. Your organization needs to place your stakeholders first. Your customers rely on your company to deliver the services and products. Cyberattacks not only implicate customer data but, more importantly, disrupt service delivery. What is your plan to keep operations going even when the internet is down?...
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Russia's assault on Ukraine has left Multinational Companies scrambling to ensure the safety of their workers while girding for disruption stemming from Western sanctions.

Companies are now closing and limiting business in Russia, The Longshoremen are refusing to unload ships carrying Russian goods, and companies with facilities in Ukraine have suspended operations.

Even for companies not operating in the region, Russia's agg...
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Understanding and assessing geopolitical risk is more critical today than ever before. It is close to impossible to remove a company out of the global economy and supply chain today. Issues in one part of the world will have an impact on every sector of business. The crisis-management teams have moved from “nice to have” to “need to have.”

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March 1, 2022 11 min
The Wall Street Journal has reported that America's Power Grid is increasingly Unreliable. The rising rate of power outages, the strain on the system, and the closing of power plants across the US are just some of the symptoms. Is Your organization ready?

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Business continuity is a company’s ability to ensure operations and core business functions are maintained, or not severely impacted, during or after a disaster.
Here are important differences in business continuity vs. disaster recovery, and those in leadership or emergency preparedness roles can benefit from understanding the core distinctions.

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We have learned a few lessons over the past two years as we have changed the way we do business. Remote Incident Management is now normal. The tools and ease of use have made the transition from a large in-person Emergency Operations Center, to a smaller, and more diversification in your assets and locations. Using tools such as Titan HST, to help coordinate teams, communicate, this unexpected and unplanned transition has created a...
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When you start your business continuity program for your organization the key elements to a successful outcome are, assessing your risks, mitigating them, and planning for the recovery. Join Todd as he discusses how to put these elements into your planning process.
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An Incident can happen anytime, the nature of emergencies is not limited to normal business hours. A well-planned incident management program allows an organization to minimize the impact of any business disruption that impacts your organization negatively. However, your team needs to be able to access the plan and the process from any location that they are at, and they need to have a great communication infrastructure in place.
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I was having a conversation with my friend, yes the same friend that I talk about all the time. He asked me what is Business Continuity to me? To him, Business Continuity is a large SWOT Analysis and he is not that far off. So together we will break down what Business Continuity is to the basics, how it not only impacts organizations on the big events and how do you use the concepts of Business Continuity on a daily basis.

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We have witnessed epic snowstorms, fatal heat dome, horrific flooding, apocalyptic fires, and a December tornado storm that impacted 6 states. is it clear Climate change is here, now, today, and is making our jobs harder and more important than ever. The biggest challenge of learning to live in a new climate is that there’s so much uncertainty about what’s going to happen, to whom, and when. Climate change is causing economic disru...
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Organizational culture is the collective result of how people think and behave, the shared values, and reactions to internal and external stimuli. An organization's culture and its corresponding set of guiding principles (core values) will determine its resilience during a crisis.
Leaders and managers must lean on the organization's values to drive performance, especially during challenging times. An organization's value...
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It has been said that doing fire drills and other disaster exercises is a time suck, that they interrupt important work and productivity. Time and time again, this has been proven to be wrong. The drills save lives. We can point to Active Shooter drills that saved students a few weeks ago. The example on 9/11, how thousands of lives were saved by Rick Rescorla, who did not take no for an answer. And just this week, a story of a man...
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