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ISO 22361
crisis management

ISO for Crisis Management

What I know so far An ISO for crisis management is in development and in the “enquiry” draft stage. ISO is the leading organization that provides guidelines for business operations across industries as a refresher. According to its website, they are an independent, nongovernmental international organization with a membership of 167 national standards bodies. It

Grieving for the victims
resilience

When Resilience Fails

Another mass shooting event this week What do we do when resilience fails? Or maybe, more accurately, it is not nurtured. Like you, I grieve over the multiple shooting events in the US over the past few weeks. On May 24, 2022, 18-year-old Salvador Ramos opened fire at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, United

Mass Shooting in Upstate New York
risk management

Mass Shooting Risk

Mass shootings are an ongoing threat As a topic, mass shooting risk is one that I would prefer not to cover in a resilience blog. However, this weekend’s events in Buffalo, New York, raise the need for us to focus on this threat. I do not have law enforcement credentials, and I am not a

Boston in black and white
resilience

Women in Resilience Leadership

How I got my start in resilience Women in resilience leadership need increased recognition. Many of you have asked me how I got into business continuity. Like others, I never thought of this as a career in school. Instead, I saw an opportunity to do good and jumped at the chance to impact people’s lives

Business During COVID
COVID-19

Emergency Return To Work During COVID

Returning employees to offices during COVID Emergency return to work during COVID is a challenging proposition. Many of you shared having employees working in offices throughout the pandemic. For the most part, the employees and contractors accessing offices are considered essential employees that need to continue critical functions. Often, crucial personnel fulfills key continuity roles.

Person using PPE for the panemic
COVID-19

The Importance of Resilience During COVID

Being resilient when you aren’t feeling it The importance of resilience during COVID-19 is being promoted as many of us in the United States, South America, and Europe sees a rise in coronavirus cases. I first sat down to write this blog when I was not feeling resilient. I was having a moment. Everything going

COVID-19 US Impacts
COVID-19

COVID-19 Top Five Daily Life Changes

May 2020 COVID-19 Top 5 Daily Life Changes In this blog, I am sharing my thoughts on COVID-19 top five daily life changes.  Our lives in the U.S. have already shifted due to the pandemic.  States are now relaxing the public health orders to stay at home.  More people are going back to work.  Many

Pandemic planning for businesses
COVID-19

COVID-19 Pandemic Planning for Businesses

Guidance for businesses COVID-19 pandemic planning for businesses is hard when you are in the middle of a crisis emergency.  Pandemics are caused by new viruses so existing business continuity plans often fall short.  Most plans are built for a more routine disaster like a building fire or hurricanes. A friend called me last week

Epidemic of the Chinese Coronavirus
Coronavirus

Covid-19 Is it the next Pandemic

Signs are the Covid-19 will be around for a while Covid-19, is it the next pandemic? The reported global death toll for the novel coronavirus passed 1,000 people on Monday. Reported totals now exceed the number of SARS cases. Although related to SARS, the coronavirus is new, and health authorities do not fully understand it. So far,

Woman with Mexican skull mask
business continuity

Top 10 Scary Statistics for Small Business Disaster Planning

It’s Here…My Halloween Blog! It’s the Halloween blog. The reason why I love blogs with lists is that they somehow manage to identify all the awful, scary, and downright shocking facts about a topic! So, this is the perfect time of year to share statistics I discovered about business continuity planning and small businesses. The

Disaster Empire
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