Kristin Moyer

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Tired of hearing about pandemics yet? Just wait…

by Kristin Moyer  |  July 14, 2009  |  1 Comment

Rick DeLotto here—with apologies in advance for sounding like a broken record on a subject you are all probably tired of already, pandemic planning.  There has been some serious bad news recently that should be worked into your response scenarios, though they just haven’t drawn much press: On July 13 researchers at the University of […]

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H1N1 is now “officially” a pandemic…

by Kristin Moyer  |  June 11, 2009  |  1 Comment

Rick DeLotto here… H1N1 reached World Health Organization Pandemic status on June 11, 2009, meaning that it is firmly established worldwide.  To date, this appears to be are relatively mild influenza strain in the developed world, with nearly 30,000 infections and 144 deaths officially reported in 74 countries.  Unlike seasonal influenza outbreaks, which are most […]

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Pandemic Lessons…So Far

by Kristin Moyer  |  May 5, 2009  |  1 Comment

Rick DeLotto here.  While it is far too early for a “Lessons Learned” entry, we can make a fairly good stab at “Lessons still on the blackboard.” The Media will over react early and often.  Frankly, this is a good thing. We need the media to cut through the noise of everyday life to bring […]

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Review your Pandemic Plan… and wash your hands.

by Kristin Moyer  |  April 27, 2009  |  2 Comments

Rick DeLotto and Roberta Witty here with some thoughts on the Influenza Uproar… please note that, as of this writing, no epidemic or pandemic has been declared. First, don’t panic— if you are a US bank you should already have a written and tested pandemic plan in place.  We suggest you review it, check your […]

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Do layoffs threaten your business continuity plans?

by Kristin Moyer  |  March 12, 2009  |  2 Comments

Rick DeLotto again… with a follow-up to my recent bloggings on how the Downturn is affecting business continuity in banking.  I just caught up with the Challenger Grey and Christmas estimates on US financial services layoffs in 2008… over 260, 000!  (http://www.challengergray.com/press/Financial%20Cuts%20Breakdown.pdf) Most of my research relating to this “slow disaster” is how it will […]

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