Continuity Forum

Continuity Forum - creating Continuity and building resilience Founding Member & Secretariat

The Continuity Forum provides independent advice, information and support to the private and public sectors covering all the issues and challenges of Business Continuity Management, Disaster Recovery, Crisis Management, Emergency Planning and Security with the aim of improving organisational resilience in the UK and internationally.

We are an independent NGO that specialises in providing practical information, assistance and guidance to organisations of all types needing to create effective Business Continuity Management and Resilience.

Developing resilience requires the integration of business thinking, practical measures and policies that align and enable the organization to protect its vital interests. The global Digital Economy brings new Cyber Risk that has emerged as a very real threat to our our businesses and communities.

Most organisations now depend on technology, whether they are large or small, yet repeated research demonstrates that far too few are seriously addressing the risks being presented.

Through our involvement in the Cyber Risk & Insurance Forum we aim to connect the business interests of organizations with the technology capabilities to increase their resilience. By proactively addressing 'cyber' threats in all its forms we hope to integrate improved risk management practices that connect from the front line of firewalls and IT security through to the strategic protection of the organization with Insurance.

 


The Continuity Forum representative to the Cyber Risk & Insurance Forum is Russell Price, Chairman of the Continuity ForumRussell has been involved in Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery for 20 years with experience of Business Continuity, Crisis and Risk management being gained internationally. 

He has worked on the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 and BS 25999. ASIS/BSI BCM.01 and the latest ISO 22301 Standard for Business Continuity and ISO 31000 for Risk Management. He continues this work through the ISO, ASIS and BSI committees for Business Continuity, Resilience and Risk.

He has been instrumental in developing a number national initiatives promoting BCM and resilience planning more widely including Projects Griffin, Argus and recently the VSAT programme. He was awarded of “Industry Personality of the Year”. He is one of the sectors foremost commentators and speakers, presenting at conferences in the UK and Internationally and appearing regularly on the BBC, CNN, MSNBC and others.

Russell has a particular interest driving change in Cyber Risk and Climate Change Risk Adaptation, both of which while very different represent a major challenge our economy and society in the coming years.  

You can find out more about his work on LinkedIn  Link to Russell on LinkedIn


Secretariat and CRIF Administration

The Continuity Forum also provides the Secretariat and administration functions for the Cyber Risk and Insurance Forum.

Management of this function is the responsibility of Programme Director Sara McKenna and her team. 

For more information on how you can get involved with CRIF,  discuss ideas you feel are important or suggest topics to include please do get in touch here