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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

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

Disaster Recovery Journal Conference Spring 2022
resilience

In Praise of Conferences

Returning to the world of in-person meetings Last week, I had the fortune to attend the Disaster Recovery Journal’s (DRJ) 66th Annual Conference, and I am in praise of conferences. It’s been over two years since I traveled, and it felt odd to be back at an in-person event. It was also excellent. Honestly, I

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.

Crisis Response Ukraine
resilience

Responding to Civil Unrest & Incursions

Russia and Ukraine conflict Responding to civil unrest & incursions is a growing risk globally. Verisk Maplecroft, a global risk and strategic firm out of Bath, England, identified in 2020 that according to their Civil Unrest Index Projections, 75 countries will likely experience an increase in protests by late 2022. The conflict in Ukraine has

Russia Ukraine Conflict
resilience

Preparing for Civil Unrest & Incursions

Russian and Ukraine escalation Preparing for civil unrest & incursions is a reality for resilience professionals. Community agitation incidents are now the norm, whether from COVID-related protests, civil disobedience, or politically motivated riots. Tensions are escalating on the Russian-Ukrainian border this month. Many expect that an invasion of Russian forces into Ukrainian territory is imminent.

Redundant Storm Planning
resilience

Surviving a Nor’easter with Redundant Planning

Everday life of a crisis specialist After surviving a nor’easter with redundant planning, I wanted to share with you some lessons learned. You may remember my blog, Three Personal Preparedness Tips For Crisis Managers, where I stressed the importance of home preparedness. Well, this past weekend, I tested my plans. Storm Kenan brought the first

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

Beyond Incident Command System
crisis management

Evolving Crisis Management Post-Covid-19

Continuity Insights webinar I had the honor of joining Don Grennan from Continuity Insights to speak about evolving crisis management post-COVID-19. Webinar Overview: The primary focus of crisis management is implementing a process by which businesses limit damage and respond to incidents. Although many organizations had crisis or pandemic plans in place before the pandemic

Cultural Awareness Success
Disaster Response

Cultural Awareness in Disaster Response

June 2020 The importance of cultural awareness It is essential to be mindful of cultural awareness in disaster response.  As disaster professionals, it is optimal to align with the needs of the community.  Race and culture are hot button issues in our world today.  In the United States, we are experiencing turmoil similar to the

Disaster Empire
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