Winter Weather Means You Need to Prepare Your Organization and Yourself

“Oh, the weather outside is frightful…” It may be a holiday song lyric that a lot of people are singing these days, but it’s also a fact. Many areas of the U.S. seem to have skipped right over the fall season and jumped directly into winter. As of this post, a major winter storm is […]

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Why Stakeholder Engagement is Critical for Preparedness Planning

Writing an emergency, continuity or mitigation plan is no easy task. And, it certainly doesn’t take place in a vacuum. It is a lengthy and complicated process—one that oftentimes involves a lot of different people or organizations, aka stakeholders. These stakeholders may be internal, to include executive management, department heads, or other key personnel. Or, they […]

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What Happens When Small Businesses Experience Data Loss

For small businesses, success is often tied to what you know and who you know. Intellectual property and knowledge needs to be at your fingertips to help customers find solutions to their needs. Your customer and vendor data need to be quickly accessible as well as securely protected. To stay nimble, that data is stored […]

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Wildfires Continue their Rampage across Multiple States

According to the National Interagency Fire Center, there are now 106 active wildfires burning across 14 states and encompassing nearly 1.6 million acres. Alaska tops the list with 16, closely followed by Colorado with 13; Arizona with 12; and California with nine. Unfortunately, only seven of these massive fires are now 100% contained.Among the most publicized […]

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Ensure your business not only survives but thrives when faced with disaster

Ensure your business not only survives but thrives when faced with disasterBy Patrick Dunn2017 was another year for the record books when it came to costly natural disasters.  According to the reinsurer Swiss Re, the total economic losses for last year’s hurricanes, earthquakes, and wildfires totaled $306 billion. This placed it third among the four […]

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Are you prepared for a natural disaster?

It is both  wildfire  and hurricane seasons in the US  and the U.S. Forest Service warns this year could be especially significant for wildfires and Hurricane Season is at best unpredictable. Cushnoc Resiliency Advisors, a  U.S.  based consulting firm specializing in business continuity and disaster recovery planning is reminding consumers and businesses owners to do their part to […]

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5 THINGS BUSINESSES CAN LEARN FROM FEMA’S 2017 AFTER-ACTION

FEMA Recently Released Their 2017 After-Action Report on Last Year’s Hurricane Season.The report evaluates their recovery operations after the historic hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. Since the report is a little long (65 pages) and a little dry (so. many. acronyms.), we wanted to give you the highlights businesses need to know. It’s not very often […]

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IT Disaster Recovery Program

Ransomware is becoming the most frequent form of Cyber Phishing Attack, accounting for over USD $209 million dollars in losses in just the first three months of 2016, and growing to an alarming billion-dollar plus criminal industry by the end of last year.

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Coping with March weather madness

It may be March but it certainly doesn’t feel like it. Once again weather is making the headlines – and the forecasts make grim reading. For businesses, disruption is almost inevitable in these kinds of conditions as employees struggle to make it in to work, find offices closed when they get there, or simply choose […]

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