Notable statements from the 2011-2012 KPMG Global BCM Program Benchmarking Study

The fact that 31% of respondents felt they had met their RTO during a disruption, when 85% are using exercises, indicates there is room to improve the quality of exercises. ~ED Mately, Director, Advisory Services, KPMG LLP It is interesting that reputation as a program driver has increased from 14% to 40% in the last four years. I believe this is

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Survey on KPMG

The complex environment in which businesses operate today creates the need for sophisticated business continuity management (BCM) program that address a wide range of threats, including natural disasters, technology issues and man made incidents. It is also important that these programs stay in sync with the strategic goals of the organization. The 2011-2012 Continuity Insights & KPMG LLP Global Business

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Operational Risk now OCC’s top concern

Operational risk has eclipsed credit risk as national banks’ chief safety and soundness challenge, Comptroller of Currency Thomas Curry told the Exchequer Club in Washington, D.C., last week. Operational risk – the risk of loss due to failures of people, processes, systems and external events – is “high and increasing,” Curry said.  He cited flawed risk models, lack of adequate

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What is Business Continuity Management?

In short, I believe that the core of continuity management is responsible risk taking.  Central to every business is leverage: taking a risk to create value. Businesses inherently take risks and if you’re not taking risks than you won’t be in business for long.  In order to take risks and stay in business, you must be good at managing or mitigating those risks and dealing

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