Tag Archive: business continuity management

Who has access to your systems?

Do you change system passwords when an IT person leaves? If not, why not? An article in today’s Register highlights the need to have a Leavers’ policy within all organisations and for that policy to be enforced. The article relates a recent court case where an ex-employee logged into his previous employer’s computer network and…

Does your Business Continuity Plan have one of these?

A Risk Matrix should form the core of your Business Continuity Plan The image above shows an extract from Suffolk County Council’s Community Risk Register (CRR) in the form of a matrix. (Click to see a larger version)  It shows the probability and impact of a number of potential events that might create an adverse…

Case Study – why business continuity is more than disaster recovery

This study illustrates why business continuity is more than just disaster recovery. Although business continuity developed from the IT focused world of disaster recovery, it covers a much wider scope. An over concentration on IT can be short sighted, as this case study illustrates. The subject The subject of the study is a medium sized…

Why do people risk their business survival?

Survival of your business should be of paramount importance, so why do so few invest in Business Continuity? Humans are inherent risk takers. They are also optimists on the whole. It’s therefore not surprising that business owners fail to take planning for Business Continuity seriously. I was listening to The Today programme on BBC Radio…

Tip – Have your “Grab Bag” ready

Incidents and disasters are unexpected – by definition. You aren’t going to get any warning of the need to execute your emergency response and incident management plans and you won’t have time to gather together the things you need to be able to execute the plans. Therefore, it is important that you have prepared for…

Stay calm under pressure

I love the smell of lycopodium in the morning It’s probably not the case anymore, but as I understand it, Lycopodium was used as a fingerprint revealer by the Police. I mention this because I woke up this morning to find that my car had been broken into whilst parked in Manchester and it was…

Don’t lose your treasured memories

Care for your business data as if it were your treasured family memories Loss of your business information could be as painful as losing all those digital photos and videos you have of your children and family. Make sure they are safely backed up or archived. Do you take as much care over the protection…

What do the World Cup and the Olympics have in common?

There’s an interesting article over on Continuity Central about the Business Continuity lessons that were learned from holding the FIFA World Cup in South Africa. I think the same lessons serve as a timely warning for any business in the South East of England. Possibly farther afield in fact, as events are being held in…

5 simple business continuity measures

Hot off the press is a new White Paper containing 5 simple measures that will improve the resilience of your business. Most businesses have come across the term Business Continuity Planning or Business Continuity Management. Unfortunately, whilst many have taken steps to follow the principles of Business Continuity Planning, many have not. Some businesses do…

What is Business Continuity Management?

This is the first of a series of articles that provide an overview of the concepts behind Business Continuity Management. Future articles will cover aspects such as difference between Business Continuity Management and Disaster Recovery. So, what is Business Continuity Management? Put simply, Business Continuity Management is the process by which organisations: identity those parts…

Tag Archive: business continuity management

Who has access to your systems?

Do you change system passwords when an IT person leaves? If not, why not? An article in today’s Register highlights the need to have a Leavers’ policy within all organisations and for that policy to be enforced. The article relates a recent court case where an ex-employee logged into his previous employer’s computer network and…

Does your Business Continuity Plan have one of these?

A Risk Matrix should form the core of your Business Continuity Plan The image above shows an extract from Suffolk County Council’s Community Risk Register (CRR) in the form of a matrix. (Click to see a larger version)  It shows the probability and impact of a number of potential events that might create an adverse…

Case Study – why business continuity is more than disaster recovery

This study illustrates why business continuity is more than just disaster recovery. Although business continuity developed from the IT focused world of disaster recovery, it covers a much wider scope. An over concentration on IT can be short sighted, as this case study illustrates. The subject The subject of the study is a medium sized…

Why do people risk their business survival?

Survival of your business should be of paramount importance, so why do so few invest in Business Continuity? Humans are inherent risk takers. They are also optimists on the whole. It’s therefore not surprising that business owners fail to take planning for Business Continuity seriously. I was listening to The Today programme on BBC Radio…

Tip – Have your “Grab Bag” ready

Incidents and disasters are unexpected – by definition. You aren’t going to get any warning of the need to execute your emergency response and incident management plans and you won’t have time to gather together the things you need to be able to execute the plans. Therefore, it is important that you have prepared for…

Stay calm under pressure

I love the smell of lycopodium in the morning It’s probably not the case anymore, but as I understand it, Lycopodium was used as a fingerprint revealer by the Police. I mention this because I woke up this morning to find that my car had been broken into whilst parked in Manchester and it was…

Don’t lose your treasured memories

Care for your business data as if it were your treasured family memories Loss of your business information could be as painful as losing all those digital photos and videos you have of your children and family. Make sure they are safely backed up or archived. Do you take as much care over the protection…

What do the World Cup and the Olympics have in common?

There’s an interesting article over on Continuity Central about the Business Continuity lessons that were learned from holding the FIFA World Cup in South Africa. I think the same lessons serve as a timely warning for any business in the South East of England. Possibly farther afield in fact, as events are being held in…

5 simple business continuity measures

Hot off the press is a new White Paper containing 5 simple measures that will improve the resilience of your business. Most businesses have come across the term Business Continuity Planning or Business Continuity Management. Unfortunately, whilst many have taken steps to follow the principles of Business Continuity Planning, many have not. Some businesses do…

What is Business Continuity Management?

This is the first of a series of articles that provide an overview of the concepts behind Business Continuity Management. Future articles will cover aspects such as difference between Business Continuity Management and Disaster Recovery. So, what is Business Continuity Management? Put simply, Business Continuity Management is the process by which organisations: identity those parts…

Tag Archive: business continuity management

Who has access to your systems?

Do you change system passwords when an IT person leaves? If not, why not? An article in today’s Register highlights the need to have a Leavers’ policy within all organisations and for that policy to be enforced. The article relates a recent court case where an ex-employee logged into his previous employer’s computer network and…

Does your Business Continuity Plan have one of these?

A Risk Matrix should form the core of your Business Continuity Plan The image above shows an extract from Suffolk County Council’s Community Risk Register (CRR) in the form of a matrix. (Click to see a larger version)  It shows the probability and impact of a number of potential events that might create an adverse…

Case Study – why business continuity is more than disaster recovery

This study illustrates why business continuity is more than just disaster recovery. Although business continuity developed from the IT focused world of disaster recovery, it covers a much wider scope. An over concentration on IT can be short sighted, as this case study illustrates. The subject The subject of the study is a medium sized…

Why do people risk their business survival?

Survival of your business should be of paramount importance, so why do so few invest in Business Continuity? Humans are inherent risk takers. They are also optimists on the whole. It’s therefore not surprising that business owners fail to take planning for Business Continuity seriously. I was listening to The Today programme on BBC Radio…

Tip – Have your “Grab Bag” ready

Incidents and disasters are unexpected – by definition. You aren’t going to get any warning of the need to execute your emergency response and incident management plans and you won’t have time to gather together the things you need to be able to execute the plans. Therefore, it is important that you have prepared for…

Stay calm under pressure

I love the smell of lycopodium in the morning It’s probably not the case anymore, but as I understand it, Lycopodium was used as a fingerprint revealer by the Police. I mention this because I woke up this morning to find that my car had been broken into whilst parked in Manchester and it was…

Don’t lose your treasured memories

Care for your business data as if it were your treasured family memories Loss of your business information could be as painful as losing all those digital photos and videos you have of your children and family. Make sure they are safely backed up or archived. Do you take as much care over the protection…

What do the World Cup and the Olympics have in common?

There’s an interesting article over on Continuity Central about the Business Continuity lessons that were learned from holding the FIFA World Cup in South Africa. I think the same lessons serve as a timely warning for any business in the South East of England. Possibly farther afield in fact, as events are being held in…

5 simple business continuity measures

Hot off the press is a new White Paper containing 5 simple measures that will improve the resilience of your business. Most businesses have come across the term Business Continuity Planning or Business Continuity Management. Unfortunately, whilst many have taken steps to follow the principles of Business Continuity Planning, many have not. Some businesses do…

What is Business Continuity Management?

This is the first of a series of articles that provide an overview of the concepts behind Business Continuity Management. Future articles will cover aspects such as difference between Business Continuity Management and Disaster Recovery. So, what is Business Continuity Management? Put simply, Business Continuity Management is the process by which organisations: identity those parts…