Roadmap to Resiliency

Your source for business continuity news and best practices.

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The Cost of Calamity: How Being Unprepared Can Harm An Organization

It’s important for business continuity professionals to be knowledgeable about the ways being unprepared for disruptions can harm their organization. How else are they going to make the case to [...]

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BC’s Big Four: The Most Disruptive Problems in Business Continuity

In business continuity, there is a gap between perception and reality in terms of what kinds of problems cause most of the disruptions. In today’s post, we’ll look at BC’s Big Four: the four [...]

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For Want of a Nail: The Importance of Meticulous Execution in BC and IT/DR

We often see companies devise excellent strategies for their business continuity and IT/disaster recovery planning but meet with failure in practice due to small lapses and gaps in their BC [...]

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Here Be Dragons: 5 Myths of Contemporary Crisis Management

Many areas of business continuity are the subject of myths, meaning beliefs that are widely held but not true. Crisis management is one area where numerous myths have sprung up. In today’s post, [...]

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Rationale vs. Reality: The Bad Reasons Businesses Give for Skimping on BCM

Most companies that underinvest in business continuity can give you a reason why they do so, but those reasons are almost always ill-founded. In today’s post, we’ll look at the most common [...]

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What BC Professionals Can Do to Help Guard Against Cyberattacks

Recent events in the news as well as trends in my own work have reminded me of how important it is for business continuity professionals to help protect their organizations against the impact of [...]

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Don’t Just Hope: Choosing Strategies to Mitigate Risk

Once you’ve identified the risks facing your organization, you need to consciously select a risk mitigation strategy for each one. In today’s post, we’ll explain the four possible strategies and [...]

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Your Very First Task: Scout the Business Continuity Territory

So you’ve just been put in charge of business continuity at your organization. What’s the first thing you should do? In today’s post, we’ll tell you—and also explain why it’s important and how to [...]

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Weighing the Danger: The Continuing Value of the Threat and Risk Assessment

The Threat and Risk Assessment (TRA) is one aspect of business continuity that has come under criticism recently. In our opinion, this tool remains highly valuable, provided it is used correctly. [...]