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Risk to the Power Grid 2022
Uncategorized

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

Resilience Agility
Business Continuity Management

Lessons Learned from the Road

Future BCM and Resilience techniques may change Many of us were road warriors before the pandemic, and I want to share my recent lessons learned from the road. Before COVID-19, I often traveled to conduct crisis exercises and business impact analyses. My work took me outside the country and across the nation. Meeting people on-site

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

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

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

Risk Management and Unexpected Events
risk management

Risk and Snow Leopards

Are you really managing risk? It’s interesting to think about the intersection between Risk and Snow Leopards and the importance of understanding risk but being prepared for any event. I caught Alex Fullick’s Preparing for the Unexpected webcast with Tony Thornton discussing IPEC Risks & Risk Management this week. Tony Thorton defines IPEC as an

Co-workers In Office After the Pandemic
Business Resilience

Workforce Resilience Post-COVID

You are here Let’s take a look at workforce resilience post-COVID. Lately, the service industry is buzzing about considerations for employees’ return to the office. Now that the pandemic is mostly de-escalating globally, leadership signals a return to business. Most organizations remained profitable through the pandemic due to strategic decisions and a dedicated workforce. Yes,

Resiliency in Motion
Organizational Resilience

Real Resilience

Resilience is more than a buzzword Real resilience is taking hold in the business lexicon. The study of resilience is over 40 years old. First, the research focused on children, and later on individuals. The concept blossomed to study families, with a natural progression to communities and cultures. Now, specialized groups, like Aboriginals and even

Disaster Empire
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