Entries by Mike Jennings

Business Continuity Planning for Credit Unions

The Federal Financial Institution Examination Council (FFIEC) recently updated guidelines for credit union business continuity, the latest revision since first establishing such guidelines in 2003. This revision serves as a great opportunity to revisit the importance of business continuity planning for credit unions and lay out the basics any credit union should understand in its […]

Compounding Risk: Business Continuity For Insurance Companies

Insurers writing protection for property and casualty losses need to plan for business continuity and disaster recovery (BC/DR) at several levels. From a basic actuarial approach, they need to calculate the risk of a particular event occurring in order to be able to meet claim payout demands. Their own operations need BC/DR plans to ensure […]

Hurricane Preparedness Tips from Infinite Blue

Hurricanes are powerful storms that bring life-threatening hazards to people living in both coastal and inland communities. Though you may first think of wind when envisioning a hurricane, water hazards are historically the deadliest. However, in actuality there are three major hazards of hurricanes — storm surge, heavy rainfall, and intense winds. The National Oceanic […]

Dealing With Changing Business Continuity (BC) Standards and Regulations

Businesses operating in the financial services sector of the UK are now required to fortify their operational resilience and must be in compliance by 31 March 2022. This comes as a result of a 2021 order from the Bank of England (BoE) and the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA), which regulates and supervises the UK’s banks, […]

Cybersecurity Resilience

For the past year and a half, we have been responding to COVID-19 and its impacts on our organizations. It seems that just yesterday we were a well-oiled workforce, comfortable in our brick-and-mortar corporate settings, and then we suddenly had to scramble to abandon those comforts to work from home in response to the pandemic. […]

2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season Forecast & Preparation Tips

2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season Forecast & Business Preparation Checklist The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released its 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season forecast earlier this year and has recently updated it.  The Atlantic Hurricane Season begins on June 1 and ends on November 30, which means we are currently in peak hurricane season. NOAA & CSU […]