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What Makes a Comprehensive Business Continuity Program?


Security directors must be ready to show the C-suite what a strong comprehensive business continuity program looks like and how their program measures up.
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COVID-19 Security Response Tactics and Strategies to Consider for Business Resumption Plans

Created by Dan Sauvageau, SEC Subject Matter Expert. Many security departments are currently busy focusing on the immediate needs of managing their COVID-19 response plans, assessing their resources, evolving their tactics, and fielding questions from employees, executives, and other stakeholders. Some may have not had the time or opportunity to...
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Critical Incident Decision Matrix


A simple matrix can serve as a visual resource to assist in outlining and prioritizing Incident Management Team decisions.
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Structured Critical Incident Response (Parts 1-4)

This four-part Structured Critical Incident Management, demonstrates how to develop and train an Incident Management Team (IMT) to protect a private-sector company during a critical incident.
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Top Security Practices for a Resilient Business


A group of security leaders gathered to share lessons they have learned from challenging experiences.
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The Risk Assessment Threat Matrix and Heat Map

After identifying hazards and vulnerabilities this tool can help effectively analyze and communicate the results.
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It Happens. Are You Prepared to Respond?


This summary of an SEC Security State of the Industry briefing provides insight on preparing for and managing all types of critical incidents.
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Incident Management Flowchart


The framework helps clarify that one point of contact is responsible for communicating to the various Incident teams in order to alleviate the typical flood of calls at the early stages of an incident.
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When Emotions Run High: Dealing with Stress in Crisis Management


It's important to remember that when a crisis hits a company, no matter how well prepared that company is, emotions will run high.
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Management by Walking Around Gets You Ready for a Crisis


A chief security officer has to nurture, cultivate and respect relationships with internal and external partners who are essential to resolving a critical incident. One way to do so is to simply walk around.
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Measures and Metrics for Business Continuity Programs


All security programs should be measured for performance. Successful security leaders have used the slides in this presentation to demonstrate the value their Business Continuity programs are delivering to their organizations.
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Vendor Resilience Questionnaire


This checklist provides a good starting point to help you determine how prepared your key vendors are to quickly and effectively manage disruptions to their operations that could impact you.
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Business Continuity Program Strategic Plan Cycle


BCP review and evaluation must remain connected to other company planning cycles and should be an annual strategic priority.
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Four Interdependent Risk-Based Functions of Business Continuity Planning


This chart highlights the four interdependent risk-based functions of BCP: assessment of business needs and risks, and preparedness for, response to, and recovery from emergencies.
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Corporate Contingency Planning Umbrella


To ensure value, an organization's BCP must align with its overall mission and purpose.
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Which is the Most Popular Business Continuity Standard?


This Security Barometer quick poll explores what business continuity standards security leaders were using when developing their programs.
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Business Continuity and You - Tips, Tales, and Tools


Business continuity planning identifies potential risks and the resources needed to provide effective assessment, preparedness, response, and recovery from those risks.
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