Readiness Best Practices: Creating Effective Business Continuity Plans

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While globally, the level of maturity of business continuity programs continues to rise, there are still many organizations that do not feel fully prepared. On average, respondents to MissionMode’s Readiness survey rate themselves at 58/100 in overall preparedness, and a recent disaster preparedness benchmark survey found that 75% of companies worldwide are failing in terms of IT disaster readiness. According to our Readiness Survey, 60% of organizations have underdeveloped plans as follows: 6.9% currently have no business continuity plans in place 21.6% have preliminary plans created but not trained 31.9%...
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PwC Survey: Directors and Investors Aligned Over Risk Management

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When it comes to priorities in the boardroom, investors and directors don’t always agree on everything. The degree to how much the viewpoints of public company directors and investors vary is precisely what PwC set out to uncover when they completed their annual corporate directors and investors surveys. It’s probably no surprise to operations emergency preparedness leaders that when the results were collected, overall risk management was very important to both groups. Risk Management is a Top Priority for Directors and Investors According to the survey, directors and investors agree that risk management...
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Minimize Economic Damage when the Next Storm Strikes

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The numbers are staggering. Four major winter storms. Eight feet of snow. An economic loss that will likely reach billions when all is said and done. Residents of Massachusetts can’t wait for this winter to be over, but it has also been an especially challenging season for business continuity management experts. Forecasts for Dramatic Economic Damage “This winter weather has been economically devastating,” said Massachusetts State Auditor Suzanne Bump, who also served as secretary of Labor and Workforce Development, indicating the impact of this winter will be felt long after the...
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Get the New Edition of eBook – The Art of Crisis Leadership

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The second edition of the incident managment eBook The Art of Crisis Leadership: Incident Management in the Digital Age has just been released, and we are pleased to offer it to you free of charge! Author Jim Truscott, CEO of Truscott Crisis Leaders, has helped business leaders at the helm of a variety of companies representing several industries deliver effective incident management leadership when faced with business-halting events. Updated and Expanded Incident Management Content Incident management in the digital age presents crisis managers with an array of challenges. Although the fundamentals of...
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eCrisis Leadership Webinar – Practical Insights For Improved Incident Management

This month, MissionMode, in partnership with Jim Truscott, author of The Art of Crisis Leadership: Incident Management in the Digital Age and CEO of Truscott Crisis Leaders, presents the free webinar, eCrisis Leadership. With two sessions available, this is a webinar crisis management leaders will not want to miss if they want to be prepared for crisis management in the 21st century! Reserve Your Spot for this Engaging Webinar Today! Spots are filling up fast for our upcoming webinar, eCrisis Leadership featuring Jim Truscott. We invite you to register now...
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Twitter Hack on CENTCOM: Annoying Prank or Serious Security Threat?

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Although the IT incident management team and other officials at CENTCOM, the U.S. military’s Central Command that oversees U.S. military operations in Central Asia and the Middle East including Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan, is steadfast in their position that a recent attack on their Twitter and YouTube accounts were “cybervandalism”—an annoying prank—rather than “cyberterrorism”—a serious security threat—questions still remain regarding how vulnerable our government is to cyberattack. CyberCaliphate’s Prank If you followed CENTCOM’s Twitter account on January 12, you would have seen CyberCaliphate’s shenanigans that included: Switching the title of...
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Readiness Best Practices: Assembling Your Business Continuity Team

Organizations both large and small need to have business continuity planning in place to manage unexpected business disruptions.  Whether these events are triggered by severe weather, civil unrest, product failure or any of a myriad of other factors, the time to figure out how to manage an incident is not when that incident occurs. Getting Started – The Right Leadership Model Typically a Business Continuity Manager is identified to lead the planning and preparedness process, and one of that person’s first responsibilities is to assemble the right team and governance...
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Business Continuity Drives Adoption of Cloud-Based Services

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Why are enterprise organizations migrating to cloud-based services in droves? According to a recent online survey of 250 IT decision-makers in the U.S. and U.K. sponsored by NaviSite, they are lured by the cloud’s reliability, uptime and service levels to enhance their enterprise’s business continuity planning. Although the comfort level with cloud-based services for IT infrastructure is increasing among America’s IT professionals, security still remains a top concern. IT Infrastructure Shifts to the Cloud for Many Organizations The cloud’s appeal is certainly increasing as evidenced by the more than one-third...
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MissionMode Nominated for DRI Int’l Notification System of the Year Award

MissionMode DRI International Notification System of the Year Nominee

CHICAGO, January 12, 2015 – MissionMode, provider of the feature-rich mass notification system, Notification Center™,  is proud to announce their nomination for the Disaster Recovery Institute (DRI) International 2015 Award of Excellence for Notification System of the Year. Founded in 1988, DRI International is on a mission to make the world more prepared.  DRI International is a non-profit organization committed to expanding the knowledge base for the continuity management profession, delivering Business Continuity training and certification, and promoting the credibility and awareness of certified Business Continuity professionals across the globe....
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Update your Disaster Recovery Systems: 2014 Data Security Lessons

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It’s not been the sort of record-breaking year any business wants to have. Nevertheless, as 2014 comes to a close, many disaster recovery and incident management professionals have begun to refer to it as “the year of the breach” thanks to the increasing number and costs of high-profile data breaches. Now is a great time to consider updating your disaster recovery systems. Costs Escalate for Data Breaches In the retail segment, costs associated with breaches more than doubled since last year according to a recent Ponemon Institute study. Retailers weren’t...
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