Meet the expert – A conversation with Andy Cuerel

I have known Andy Cuerel for a number of years and have always appreciated his in-depth yet practical approach to business continuity management.  So when it was time to have someone provide a high-level overview of BCM for Riskademy, Andy was an obvious choice. I hope our conversation helps clarify the relationship, and differences, between … Continue reading Meet the expert – A conversation with Andy Cuerel

Incident Response vs. Crisis vs. BCM – video

The WDYMB...Crisis? article prompted a few questions concerning the interactions and relationship between crisis management, business continuity management and general response.  These relationships are complicated both in how these are managed and also because different disciples will view the relationships differently.  Below, there is a quick video I made to help explain the relationships as … Continue reading Incident Response vs. Crisis vs. BCM – video


When things go wrong Despite the best efforts of the risk manager and senior leadership, it’s still possible that things can go wrong for your organization. Processes aren’t followed or are applied incorrectly, mitigation measures turn out to be inadequate, something unforeseen happens or, as is so often the case, someone does something they shouldn’t. … Continue reading WDYMB…crisis?

DCDR Pilot Program Launching Soon

The DCDR pilot program is designed to allow early adopters of the product to have pre-release access to the application. The program is primarily for highly-engaged, passionate users with a shared interest in seeing an effective, efficient risk assessment application in the marketplace. In addition to early access, users on the pilot program will be … Continue reading DCDR Pilot Program Launching Soon

I love (and hate) standards. You should too

I confess to having a love / hate relationship with standards. On the plus side, having an agreed way of doing things is incredibly attractive. No need to spend long periods trying to design a system; shared terms, concepts and processes; easy collaboration between different groups.  So when they work well, standards are great and definitely … Continue reading I love (and hate) standards. You should too