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DR Rules & Regulations

Note: A Special Thank you DRJ's Editorial Advisory Board for their incredible efforts to identify and compile this information.

  *UPDATED - March, 2018

Why Regulations are like… a Spoonful of Medicine

By Robbie Atabaigi and Martin Myers

Businesses who are required to have business continuity plans, either because of regulations or as a requirement by a customer or business partner – probably feel the process is like a painful pill to shallow. Similar to a prescription, standards and guidelines are developed to provide for a sound, structured, and strong body… BCM program.

For those of us who are proactive and want the best for our ‘bodies / programs’, we may seek out the best elements of leading practices and apply many of the components as a proactive measure to strengthen our programs in regards to governance, assessments, strategies, plan development, continuous improvement, etc.

The DRJ’s list of Rules & Regulations has grown and improved over the years with the help of our readers and the Rules and Regulations Team. It is thanks to you and our team of DRJ volunteers that we have created and maintained one of our most visited webpages.
As our profession has grown, so has the body of regulations. We need your input to keep up with the many specialized rules within specific industries, and those from countries outside the U.S.  Many of our international items came from readers, and we encourage you to please send us any you feel could benefit other readers.

With your help we will work to keep the DRJ Rules & Regulations data base ‘healthy’ and the singular resource where we can go to and find the most complete and comprehensive list of BC-related rules and regulations… which in turn will provide us with a happy, prosperous and long BCM life.

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Acknowledgements:2018 DRJ EAB Rules & Regulations Working Committee:  Co-chairs were Martin Myers (Independent consultant), and Robbie Atabaigi (KPMG).  Committee members include Winston F. Clarke (Carefirst), Deborah Dix (MITRE Corp.), Colleen Huber (Great Lakes Educational Loan Services, Inc.), Joe Layman (Molina Health Care), Tatiana Moklebust (AmerisourceBergen), Lamar Poppell (Jack Henry & Associates, Inc.), Lisa Smallwood (DXC Technology Company), and Nadine Williams-Edwards (Kronos Cloud).

Robbie Atabaigi, MBCP, MBCI, CISA, ITIL Foundation, ISO 22301 Lead Implementer (application pending) is a Lead Specialist with KPNG’s Cyber practice.  She has over 30 years of experience in developing and evaluating many aspects of enterprise risk management including Emergency Preparedness and Response, Crisis Management, Disaster Recovery, and Business Resilience for prominent international companies. 

Martin Myers, MS, MBCP, AFBCI, CERT, is a BC/DR/CM Consultant. He has 30 years of experience in developing and evaluating disaster recovery and business continuity plans including emergency preparedness and response, and crisis management for prominent domestic and international companies. Some of the companies he has worked for include Bank of America, CapitalOne, KPMG, HP, and SAIC.  His work has taken him throughout the U.S., and to Canada, Bermuda, Panama, Costa Rica, Ireland, the United Kingdom, and South Korea.  Mr. Myers is a former President of the DRJ Editorial Advisory Board.