Financial institutions, more than any other industry group, spend considerable resources on business continuity planning – and for good reason. Banks are a critical element of our economy’s infrastructure, and as a result, an ever growing body of regulations impose significant penalties for those who don’t comply. For many organizations, compliance, and its associated “satisfactory rating”, continues to be an elusive goal.
Based on our work with a diverse group of financial institutions, we have developed a common list of problems faced by many financial services organizations. Continue reading
“Computer Based Training”, or CBT, technologies have been around for years, but the integration of multi-media capabilities is relatively new. Multi-media CBTs, when combined with traditional table-top exercising methods, enables business continuity planners to “test” and train more and more business units each year. Scheduled at a time convenient to them, business recovery team members can leverage an exercising CBT and learn how to use their plans (and of course, make improvements based on this experience).
This webcast introduces a CBT-based exercising approach, and demo’s the technology that could enable an increase in awareness amongst organizations that leverage it.
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By Robert Giffin
This week Greece became the first European Union nation to identify bird flu in poultry. As this virus continues to spread across the globe, it’s propensity to mutate into a new strain capable of creating a pandemic continues to increase. The World Health Organization notes that this threat is ‘serious’ and has urged world governments to develop contingency plans in the event of an outbreak. Continue reading