Archive for 'Exercises'

A Christmas disaster scenario… that rhymes!

A Christmas disaster scenario… that rhymes!

If you happened to ask Santa for a  very silly, rhyming, Christmas-themed disaster/business continuity scenario, you’re in luck.  Seriously.  Or very not so seriously…! The following “poem” was created by one of our number for a [...]

AT&T Disaster Recovery Rehearsal (video)

AT&T Disaster Recovery Rehearsal (video)

It’s always good to know how other people do rehearsals, and even better to be able to see them. AT&T is the biggest telecoms provider in the US  with over 100m customers.  As well as mobiles, [...]

NZ “Shakeout” Exercise: Largest Exercise Ever!

NZ “Shakeout” Exercise: Largest Exercise Ever!

A million participants. New Zealand.  09:26 hours. Wednesday 26 September 2012.  That’s when NZ’s largest ever earthquake preparedness exercise. The “ShakeOut” exercise is run as a partnership between central and local government, with key agencies encouraging [...]

Exercise: CyberStorm IV [2012]

Exercise: CyberStorm IV [2012]

US subscribers may be more familiar with the global CyberStorm exercises, facilitated by the US government.  CyberStorm IV has been confirmed for the fall/Autumn of 2012. CyberStorm is billed as a US-led global exercise.  It’s run [...]

4min Film for Cyber Crime Awareness/Exercise

4min Film for Cyber Crime Awareness/Exercise

In the past, the 2012 World Economic Forum may not have been a place you might expect cyber security to get a high profile.  Today it is.  In a “real-time cyber crisis” session government and business [...]

27 Scenarios for Business Continuity Exercises

27 Scenarios for Business Continuity Exercises

We’re often asked for a list of scenarios that might be used for business continuity exercises and rehearsals. We’re going to oblige below, BUT we’d like to explain why we think that it’s literally the last [...]

The Two-Sentence Exercise: simple and very effective

The Two-Sentence Exercise: simple and very effective

If we told you that you could write a business continuity exercise for every plan and every team in your organisation in the next 3 minutes, would you believe us? What if we told you that [...]

19 Tips for Fantastic Desktop Exercises

19 Tips for Fantastic Desktop Exercises

We’re often asked for our top tips for running really good business continuity desktop exercises. Continuity In Business believes desktop exercises are instrumental in getting staff and others involved in business continuity, especially if they’re – [...]

Testing/Rehearsing the Plan

Testing/Rehearsing the Plan

You have a business continuity plan, so now you need to rehearse it.  Here we cover how to do that. The words ‘rehearsal’, ‘test’ and ‘exercise’ are interchangeably used for checking a business continuity plan in [...]

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