How to Plan a Mock Disaster Exercise
Given the importance of CM training, I wanted to give you some idea of how a company can plan a quality mock disaster exercise based on our experience at MHA Consulting over […]
Spread Your Wings: There’s More to BC Drills Than Tabletop Exercises
There’s more to Business Continuity (BC) disaster recovery drills than tabletop exercises, but you wouldn’t know it from the practices of most organizations. Most companies limit themselves to tabletop drills, the most […]
Kill the Zombies, or How to Get More From Your DR Exercises
Has your organization ever been attacked by zombies? We don’t know any companies that have been, although we do know some that have used this as a scenario in their disaster recovery […]
Build a Better DR Environment
No matter the condition of your DR environment, you can make it better. Today’s blog provides ideas on how to improve an environment we hope to never use. We emphasize one overriding principle, […]
Disaster Recovery Strategy Execution, or Will It Really Work?
Do you know how to actually execute a recovery using your defined disaster recovery strategy, or will your team have to figure it out? We’ve discussed developing a disaster recovery strategy at length, but […]
Benefits of Business Continuity and Recovery Testing
Business Continuity and Recovery Testing is critical to ensuring that your plan documentation is functional and accurate. As part of our responsibilities as Business Continuity professionals, we spend a significant amount of […]
Have You Forecasted Your Recovery Exercises for the Next 12 to 24 Months?
Do you know what you are going to be exercising over the next 12 to 24 months in your recovery program? Have you forecasted what business units and systems/applications will be exercised […]
Using 30-Minute Mock Disaster Exercises to Keep Your Team Sharp
Do you want to keep your recovery team personnel sharp, thinking on their feet, and the BCP process fresh in their minds? We all want multiple half-day exercises each year to entrench […]
Is Your Continuity Program Resilient Enough for Today’s Global Environment?
“The world is becoming turbulent faster than organizations are becoming resilient” Gary Hamel Harvard Business Review Is your organization achieving higher levels of resiliency as the world becomes more turbulent? Or are […]
The “EX” Factor in Your BCP Program
What is your BCP program’s “EX” factor? “EX” is short for EXECUTION and it is the key differentiator in all recovery programs. If your program does not have a high “EX” factor, […]
Facilitating a Successful Disaster Recovery Exercise
Facilitating a successful disaster recovery exercise is like putting together a watch. There are many pieces but once put together properly, work in synch. Achieving exercise success requires a repeatable process that can be executed time and […]