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Business Continuity in Biotech, Pharma, and Life Sciences

When disaster strikes, biotech businesses should have reliable and tested plans in place that they can use to mitigate the impact of the issue and ensure operational resilience.

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Developing a Business Continuity Plan for a Pandemic

The coronavirus outbreak of 2020 brought mass disruptions to many areas of our lives, least of all to business operations across the world. The truth is simply that we were not prepared for a pandemic of this scale.

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Risk Management Glossary

We've collected the most important risk management terms here to help you get to grips with some of the terminology used in this area.

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What is business resilience?

What helps organisations protect and maintain their business operations? Preparation, business continuity planning and resilience are essential components of an effective strategy.

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Everything You Need to Know about DORA

What is DORA? The Digital Operational Resilience Act (or DORA, for short) is a new regulation designed to impact financial entities that operate across the European Union.

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How Supply Chain Diversification Can Strengthen Your Operational Resilience

Explore key challenges, benefits, and best practices for supply chain diversification.

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Top 14 Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) Software for 2024

A deep dive into what GRC software really is for, with some of the best options in the market.

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Understanding Risk Categories

Understand the importance of risk categories and how they can be applied to a company-wide risk management framework in our blog here.

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Business Continuity Conferences in 2024

Discover business continuity conferences and events to attend to keep you at the forefront of practices and trends in business continuity and risk management.

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Top 12 Enterprise Risk Management Software (ERM Software) for 2024

Dive into what ERM software is, how risk professionals can utilise its key features to aid in developing and implementing ERM strategies.

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What Is Governance, Risk, and Compliance?

Dive into the importance of GRC in modern business, its key components, and how it impacts organisational strategy and operations.

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Key Risk Management Statistics and Insights for 2024

The latest statistics and insights in risk management, offering a comprehensive overview of current trends and future projections.

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Key Strategies for Enterprise Resilience

How can businesses cultivate resilience? Discover the key aspects of enterprise resilience and how to thrive amidst challenges.

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How to Become a CISSP Certified Information Systems Security Professional

What exactly is CISSP, and how can it advance your career? Find how everything you need to know about the CISSP certification.

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Risk, Emergency and Business Continuity Management (REBCM) Conference 2023

With the themes of the REBCM conference aligning perfectly with our mission to transform operational resilience, we're delighted to join business continuity community leaders and lend our voice to industry conversations.

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5 Benefits of Business Continuity in the Cloud

Our guide explores why the combination of business continuity and cloud computing is a strategic choice yielding multifaceted advantages.

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Creating a Business Continuity Plan

Navigate disruptions with a solid plan! Learn key steps and considerations for creating a robust business continuity plan from our experts. Find out more now!

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Key Components of a Business Continuity Plan

Explore the key components of a robust business continuity plan so you can successfully prepare for any threats and effectively protect your business.

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Business Continuity Exercises & 6 Scenarios

Our guide outlines how your company can develop a strong business continuity plan and be prepared for anything.

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10 Best Practices for Effective Business Continuity Strategy

Learn how to build an effective business continuity strategy that ensures your business can continue its critical functions during and after a disaster.

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Business Continuity Plan Consulting

Learn why hiring industry experts to develop, execute, and maintain your company’s disaster response plan can save you money and boost your business resilience.

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A Guide to ISO 27001 Business Continuity Policy

An ISO 27001 business continuity plan template should include four major components that outline what to do in case of an emergency or serious incident.

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Business Continuity Roles and Responsibilities

The formation of a business continuity team is a strategic step any organisation can take that could significantly enhance the effectiveness of their business continuity plan.

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Key Differences Between Business Continuity vs Disaster Recovery

Business continuity and disaster recovery are closely related yet different concepts. Here's how they serve different purposes within the framework of organisational resilience.

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Risk Treatment (With Examples)

The successful risk management strategy should include risk treatment and the assessment of possible consequences, and a solution to deal with risks in the most strategic way.

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BCM Lifecycle: 5 Stages of Business Continuity Lifecycle

Business Continuity Lifecycle is essential to guide the development of your business continuity plan and ensure your operations can withstand even the most disruptive events.

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How to Create a Business Continuity Plan For Small Business (With Examples)

How long can my business afford to be non-operational? This is where business continuity planning for small business comes in to ensure your company can function during a crisis.

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Key Benefits of Business Continuity Planning

Unlock the advantages of business continuity planning. Discover key benefits of a BCP and why your organisation needs one. Dive into our expert insights now!

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40+ Cybersecurity Statistics for 2024 and Beyond

Latest data-driven insights into the cybersecurity landscape from the UK Home Office, IBM, World Economic Forum, and more.

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How to Make Business Continuity a Part of Your Organisational Culture

Embedding business continuity into an organisation culture ensures you sustain business-as-usual activities and raise awareness about the value of business resilience.

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Enhancing EPRR in Healthcare Business Continuity Efforts

Incidents are inevitable and their impact on the healthcare industry is significant. Organisations must proactively plan ahead to ensure continuity in the delivery of patient care.

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Business Continuity Incident Examples

As part of business continuity planning, businesses must develop a comprehensive BC plan in order to mitigate risks and remain operational in the face of disruption.

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How to Build and Maintain Cyber Resilience in Financial Services Sector

Since financial institutions play a crucial role in the economy, firms must be at least one step ahead in improving cyber resilience.

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Business Continuity Planning for Remote Work

How do you plan business continuity when you have remote staff? Let take a closer look into the impact of remote working when building a business continuity strategy.

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Governance, Risk, and Compliance: How GRC Impacts Business Continuity Planning

Any business leader knows how vital the GRC Capability Model can be to reliably achieve objectives. But how can you integrate it into your existing business continuity plans?

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Communicating in a Crisis: 10 Step Strategy for Public Sector Organisations

Effective communication is critical in aligning your priorities and efforts with stakeholders, community organisations, and the media. You must have a unified response.

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Crisis Communication Best Practices

How do you plan and manage crisis communications? Since it plays a critical role in your crisis response plan, giving it enough thought and consideration is essential.

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The Top 10 Mistakes to Avoid in Your Business Continuity Management Plan

In this blog, BCM experts draw on years of experience, sharing the most common pitfalls to avoid in your business continuity plan! Have you made them? Read now!

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What is Business Continuity Planning?

Business continuity planning is a critical component of an organisation risk management strategy because it helps a business continue operating even during unplanned events

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Supply Chain Transparency: The Role in Business Continuity Planning

All companies should prioritise complete transparency. Let's dive into the benefits of maintaining a transparent supply chain and how it impacts your business continuity planning.

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Integrated Risk Management

Risk is part of running a business. The earlier you recognise, identify and manage risk, the better it will be for your business. This is what integrated risk management is about.

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Operational Resilience vs Business Continuity

Operational resilience refers to an organizationРІР‚в„ўs ability to maintain its core functions during disruptions while business continuity refers to the company's ability to reco

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Building an Operational Resilience Framework

Operational resilience is the ability of an organisation to quickly adapt and recover from disruptive events and minimise the impact on stakeholders.

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Managing Risk and Resilience in Hybrid Work Environments

Hybrid models are not without challenges and risks. It is crucial to focus on managing those risks and building workforce resilience to succeed with this work model.

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What is BCP testing?

Testing the business continuity plan is a must to ensure that the strategy you have in place is the best at managing your perceived risks and threats.

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What is Business Continuity?

Business continuity refers to the planning and preparation required to ensure that your organization can maintain business operations even during times of unexpected crisis.

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Crisis Management Team: Function, Roles & Responsibilities

A guide to helping you build an effective crisis management team who can help you prepare for and overcome and business crises that come your way.

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How to Prevent Ransomware Attacks

Ransomware attacks are on the rise and getting more sophisticated all the time. Here's what you need to know to protect yourself from this particular cyber crime.

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The Role of a Resilience Manager

It takes a resilient manager to lead on operational resilience. So what's the role of a Resilience Manager and what key characteristics will serve them well?

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BUSINESS IMPACT ANALYSIS (BIA)

Your Business Impact Analysis (BIA) is an essential part of your Business Continuity and Resilience planning. Here's everything you need to know about it...

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How to Choose the Best Business Continuity Software

Investing in BC software can significantly improve your operational resilience & business continuity management. Here are some key factors to consider when making the decision.

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8 Skills Business Continuity Managers Need to Succeed

Business continuity specialists are sometimes under-appreciated. Their knowledge and skills often prove invaluable assets that every business owner would love to have on board.

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20 Questions to Ask When Prioritizing Your Policy Development Efforts

It is a well-known fact that no business can operate properly without a set of distinct policies in place.

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How to prepare disaster recovery and business continuity plan

When planning a business, many people focus on elements that will provide stability, from finding a competitive advantage to setting up reliable supply chains for their products.

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7 Common Business Continuity Myths

When hearing the phrase "business continuity," many people think about unexpected natural disasters or the need to protect client data.

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Crisis Communications Training Exercises to Implement

Crisis management training is crucial for ensuring the organisation's survival regardless of the industry in which it operates.

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Third-Party Risk Management

If you run a business, it's more than likely that you rely on other people, companies and organisations to operate smoothly.

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Why You Need to Keep Your BCM Plans Up to Date

Determining critical functions, recognising potential threats, and meeting regulatory requirements are only a few examples of factors firms need to consider during this process.

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Cyber Threats: How to Protect Consumer Data

In today's day and age, the threat of a cyber-attack looms over every company.

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Can Business Continuity Be a Tool to Minimise the Impact of Political Unrest?

In today's day and age, creating a stable business might be more challenging than ever before.

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How to Plan for the Cost of Unplanned Downtime

According to the report created by the General Electric Company, offshore oil and gas organisations suffer financial losses from unplanned downtime every year.

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IT Disaster Recovery Management

We don't often think of the worst-case scenario, but inevitably it is bound to actually happen to some businesses

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BoE / FCA / PRA - Operational Resilience Within C2's Meridian BCMS

The BoE, FCA, and PRA published their final policy for Operational Resilience on the 29th of March 2021 centred around analysing and protecting the Important Business Services.

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Prepare for Planned and Unplanned Downtime

Many organisations are unsure of the best way to handle planned and unplanned downtime. This article discusses the key elements to consider.

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How to Identify Single Point of Failure and Ensure Continuity

Single points of failure can bring your whole system to a standstill, or at best - bring it to "limp mode". If you have ever worked on a car, you know what this means.

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5 Approaches to Risk-Based Internal Audits

In this article we discuss the five most common approaches Risk-Based Internal Audits. Read on to see which one would be most suitable for your current business model.

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Post-Incident Analysis

In this article, we're going to take a look at the key elements of Post-Incident Analysis, as well as why it is important to carry them out after major disruptions.

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Cascade Effects in Business Continuity Planning

In this article we going to look at one key area that is one of the primary reasons business continuity planning and business impact analysis are so difficult: cascade eff

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Understanding Inherent vs. Residual Risk in Business Continuity

In the uncertain and often fierce world of business and commerce, a single mistake can result in bankruptcy or set a company back years.

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A Look Back on C2's 2019

New product, new staff, new clients, and more. Here's a look back on another amazing year of growth for C2.

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Check out our video from BCI World 2019!

We exhibited at this years BCI World and made a little video recap of what we got up to

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See an easier way, C2 - at BCI World 2019

Join us on Stand 41

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Health & Safety and Business Continuity

For a business to survive during a Business Continuity incident, safety must be a top priority during the recovery process.

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Crisis Response in the Education Sector

Here we take a look at what might cause an educational facility to invoke a Business Continuity Plan and some key elements to consider when doing so.

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The rise of the cyber attack

Just what is causing the increase in cyber attacks we are experiencing, and what can we do to protect our businesses from it?

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Business Impact Analysis vs Risk Assessment: How do They Work Together?

A risk assessment helps identify potential threats, while the BIA helps prioritise which processes are most critical to the business. Both are key components of a BCP.

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How to win organisational engagement in Business Continuity

It is imperative that you embed Business Continuity into your company culture to allow for a successful BCMS. Here are some tips and tricks on how to do that

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Business Continuity in the Transport & Logistics Sector

Whether logistics makes up part of your supply chain, or is your entire business, it is essential you consider Business Continuity Planning.

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Should you be planning for Brexit?

Brexit is likely to affect key business activities, your customers, staff, supply chain and contracts.

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The initiation of BCM: how to obtain management buy-in

What is the best way to go about obtaining buy-in for a BCMS?

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Business Continuity Management in the Finance Sector

Financial firms have a responsibility to add to the overall resilience of the industry.

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3 Stages of an Organisational Crisis

In this blog we will look at how CM relates to Business Continuity Management (BCM)

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Establishing a BCM Policy

What are the main components to create a BCM Policy?

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What Are The Relationships Between Disaster Recovery, Risk Management and Business Continuity?

Running a business comes with challenges, and managing risks is one of them. Disaster recovery, risk management and business continuity are essential to ensure sustainability.

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Business Continuity Management in the Energy Sector

In this article we will investigate the kind of factors which might affect operations within the energy sector.

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Should social media be included within a BCMS?

What part should social media play within a business continuity management system?

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The Development of Business Continuity Management

How has the BCM discipline evolved since its conception?

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What are the main drivers for Business Continuity Management?

Every business will have their own reasons and drivers for implementing business continuity management.

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SBRC Extreme Weather Resilience Workshop

The SBRC hosted an Extreme Weather Business Resilience Workshop

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Cyber security Risk management: preventative and reactive controls

To understand the importance of building a solid cyber risk management strategy, you must first understand the scale of the cyber threat in the information security industry today.

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The Importance of Crisis Communication During a BC Incident

A crisis communication plan consists of a set of procedures and protocols that a business uses as a guide, so you know what to do during crisis situations.

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Business Continuity in the Public Sector

Find out about how business continuity works within the public sector, and how software can improve the process

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How do I get certified to ISO 22301?

Open up new opportunities for your business by certifying to ISO 22301, here's how.

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Are you winter ready?

Winter is fast approaching and here at C2 we want to help you prepare in the best way possible.

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What is Business Continuity Management?

Business Continuity Management (BCM) is a key business strategy that proactively prepares organisations and their staff to cope in times of disruption.

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Making Business Continuity Easier With a UX Approach

Need BCM Software that looks great? Easy to use? Simple? Effective? Our Head of Digital talks us through why C2's Meridian BCMS is head and shoulders above our competitors.

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