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Risk to the Power Grid 2022
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Summer 2022 Power Outage Risk

Summer 2022 power outage risk increase As we move into Summer 2022, industry experts are telling us to prepare for power outage risk. In the US, we’ve experienced the impact of a statewide outage in Washington state, winter storm Uri in Texas (2021), the Colonial Pipeline cyber attack, and the devastating Dixie Fire in California

Master Class on BCM Maturity Assessment
Business Continuity Management

Measuring the Maturity of your BCM program – Part II

Guest Contributor Article – Part II It’s my honor to share Part II of Kenton Friesen’s article on Measuring the maturity of your Business Continuity Management (BCM) Program. If you missed Part I, go back and check it out here. Kenton has over twenty years of experience in multiple industries. Throughout his career, he’s specialized

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

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

Women In Resilience Feature
business continuity

BCI Business Continuity Awareness Week Feature

Featured in the BCI’s Business Continuity Awareness Week This year’s BCI Business Continuity Awareness Week feature contains a piece I co-authored. I am excited to share that the article on The Hybrid World was published this week. It results from a collaboration with the Business Continuity Institute’s (BCI) Women In Resilience (WiR) group. Working with

Emotional Truama
Employee Resilience

Emotional First Aid for Employees

It began with shell shock In this blog, I share emotional first aid for employees and why psychological techniques are translatable to the workplace. But first, let’s talk about shell shock. During World War II, soldiers first coined the phenomenon to describe extreme fatigue, tremor, confusion, nightmares, and impaired sight and hearing they experienced on

The Big Bad Wolf Crisis
crisis management

Crisis and the Big Bad Wolf

Watch out for the wolves Regardless of the worldwide events, we need to continue to plan for crisis and the big bad wolf, the high-risk events that can cripple organizations. As much as COVID continues to be a threat and the war in Ukraine dominates the news, businesses need to continue to plan for worst-case

Top five lessons learned for resilience 2022
disaster resilience

Top Five Disasters

Top 5 disasters that influence resilience The top five disasters that influence resilience practice are easy to call out. Crisis events that will impact resilience have widespread economic and sociopolitical overtones. Interconnectedness is the theme that comes to mind as I write this. Each of my picks highlights the global aspect of today’s business environment.

Board of Directors conference room
resilience

Resilience Program Governance

Governance is a program’s backbone Resilience program governance is not mentioned much by practitioners beyond ISO or regulatory standards. However, it is the backbone of any agile program. Success for any resilience program relies on a solid framework. Any program without it will eventually fail, lacking meaningful executive buy-in. Strong governance keeps the framework on

Resilience Program Evaluation
resilience

Resilience Series – Metrics & Measurements

Part 6 Road to Resilience Series – Metrics & Measurements Full circle on reslience program adminstration In the final part of the Road to Resilience Series – Metrics & Measurements, I will share insights for evaluating resilience programs. So far, we’ve reviewed crafting a vision, strategy, and program requirements. Here, we will close the series

Disaster Empire
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