Category: Continuity

Facebook adds tools for finding or giving help after local disasters

Facebook is ramping up its efforts to become a disaster and crisis response tool. Facebook's users often connect on the social network to seek relief and provide support during times of crisis. Now, the company is updating its Safety Check feature to make it easier for people to find or give help such as food, ...

Organisational Resilience HealthCheck

How healthy is your organisation? Does it regularly monitor its own progress to build on strengths and address weaknesses? What are its vital functions and is it resilient enough to not only bounce back, but bounce forward after a major disruption? The Organisational Resilience HealthCheck is a free 15 minute self-assessment tool to help you ...

Business Continuity trends and challenges 2017

During the final quarter of 2016, Continuity Central conducted an online survey asking business continuity professionals about their expectations for 2017. This article provides the results of the survey. One surprise from the survey is a significant increase in the number of organizations that will be increasing their spending on Business Continuity in 2017. Demographics ...

Key Business Continuity lessons from 2016 South Australia disaster

An independent report into the September 2016 weather event in South Australia, which resulted in a wide-area power outage, has been published. Led by former Police Commissioner Gary Burns the report examines the adequacy of the State's disaster preparedness and response to the event and contains 62 recommendations. The report identifies that the ''management of ...

New assessment of UK climate change risks published

The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs has published ''The UK Climate Change Risk Assessment,'' a new report into the future threats that climate change could engender. UK Climate Change Risk Assessment 2017 recognises how the trend towards warmer winters, hotter summers and changing rainfall patterns is affecting communities across the UK and sets ...

What we did in 2016

2016 was a great year for us at ContinuityLink! Here is what we did! brochure2016

Report reviews risk incident trends

Fraud, cyber, and security incidents are now the ''new normal'' for companies across the world, according to the executives surveyed for the 2016/17 Kroll Annual Global Fraud and Risk Report. The proportion of executives that reported their companies fell victim to fraud in the past year rose significantly to 82 percent, from 75 percent in ...

Global Supply Chain: Heading in the Right Direction?

Supply Chain Management and Business Continuity Management need to work together to create a more resilient organisation

The simple steel box that transformed global trade

Perhaps the defining feature of the global economy is precisely that it is global. Toys from China, copper from Chile, T-shirts from Bangladesh, wine from New Zealand, coffee from Ethiopia, and tomatoes from Spain. Like it or not, globalisation is a fundamental feature of the modern economy. In the early 1960s, world trade in merchandise ...

Business interruption tops the list of top ten global business risks

Business interruption remained the top fear globally for the fifth straight year, with multiple new triggers emerging, including non-physical damage disruptions caused by political violence, strikes and terror attacks. Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE (AGCS) has published its 6th annual Allianz Risk Barometer, which provides a list of the current top ten global business ...

Planning for social media crises

Social media crises can occur for many reasons due to postings about organizations amplifying out of control and threatening reputation damage and loss of customers. Additionally, during other worst case scenarios, such as terrorism or major disasters, social media can greatly amplify the intensity and scale of responses to the incident and, if not managed ...

BCM Desktop Exercise 2

The desktop exercise – a wasted opportunity?

In the latest edition of the Business Continuity Institute's Working Paper Series, Luke Bird MBCI focuses on improving desktop exercises, and poses numerous challenges to business continuity practitioners, suggesting concrete, actionable recommendations to enable organizations to obtain more value out of these exercises. In the paper, Luke notes that for many organizations, it could be ...