Don’t Be Afraid of the Big, Bad, BIA (Business Impact Analysis)

November 15, 2023

Don’t Be Afraid of the Big, Bad, BIA (Business Impact Analysis)

I have talked at length in previous posts about the importance of Business Continuity in general, and also the importance of performing a Business Impact Analysis in developing program maturity. I’d like to talk about something a little bit different today and I’d like to address the trepidation a lot of program managers feel and taking that […]
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October 13, 2023

Role of Business Resiliency in Addressing Cybersecurity Risks

Kevin Finch, a Senior Business Continuity Architect at Sayers, discusses the importance of business resiliency and its relationship with cybersecurity. Business resiliency is defined as the ability to adapt, change, or absorb the impact of a business interruption while continuing to provide a minimum acceptable level of service.  Cybersecurity is an integral part of business […]
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May 19, 2023

Data Center Trends to Know in 2023

Is your current data center model meeting the needs of your organization? Knowing what trends will impact your data center can help you reevaluate your infrastructure and sharpen your strategy. As you consider what’s relevant for your data center, here’s what’s happening in the areas of compute, storage, hybrid cloud, business continuity, and disaster recovery. […]
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May 04, 2023

After Writing a Business Continuity Plan

Congratulations are in order! You’ve got that overall Business Continuity Plan put together for your business.  You’ve also put together all of the important departmental plans that you need so that you can be sure your business is able to react and survive whatever adverse conditions come your way. You’ve presented it to upper management, you’ve […]
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April 20, 2023

Writing a Business Continuity Plan

Alright, so you’ve done your homework and now you’re ready to write your Business Continuity Plan. You’ve got governance in place, an oversight committee that meets a few times a year to oversee the Business Continuity Program, and you’ve got corporate policies crafted to help make sure that all of your information about your business stays up […]
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March 02, 2023

What Your Business Continuity And Cybersecurity Teams Can Learn From Each Other

In the evolving world of threats and interruptions to your business, two teams are finding common threads that can help each other improve and prevail: Business Continuity and Cybersecurity. Business Continuity Planning has to prepare for today’s known disruptions and anticipate tomorrow’s emerging threats. From natural disasters to technology failures, BC teams work to recover quickly […]
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February 10, 2023

*BEFORE* Writing a Business Continuity Plan

A few people here at Sayers suggested that I put together a post on how to put together a Business Continuity Plan. I also know there are a lot of you out there that are trying to get your Business Continuity programs off the ground, and you’ve probably got people pressuring you to deliver on getting […]
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November 10, 2022

Business Continuity: Protecting Your People Perimeter

Among the worries to keep you up at night, one of them likely is how to keep your people and resources safe, your employees productive, and your business operational before, during, and after a disruption or disaster. Proactive organizations are adopting or enhancing a business continuity (BC) plan to lessen that worry. Increasingly, that plan […]
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October 27, 2022

What do Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity have to do with Cybersecurity?

In honor of National Cybersecurity Awareness month, Sayers will be releasing a series of short videos focused on various cybersecurity topics. In this episode, I’d like to provide you with some quick information about Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity. With that in mind, you may be asking yourself: “What do Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity […]
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October 13, 2022

So Now You’re a CISO Running a Business Continuity Program?

While I was in Atlanta last month speaking at a security conference, I had the opportunity to meet with three separate CISOs in three separate industries.  One was in the Home Services industry, one worked for a multi-billion-dollar healthcare company, and one worked for a large regional bank.  What really surprised me in talking with all three […]
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