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Disaster Prep: Business continuity management

Disaster Response Center

May 30, 2019

In this installment of Disaster Prep, we focus on how to mitigate potential business losses due to human error, criminal activity, or natural disasters such as hurricanes, floods and tornadoes.

Disasters can occur from natural causes, human error or criminal activity, and virtually every company, no matter its size, has a genuine exposure to catastrophe. The key is to be prepared: Both a business continuity plan and a disaster recovery strategy – which detail immediate, effective actions to be taken should disaster strike – should be in place well before an incident occurs. Whatever the threat to company assets, a current, detailed and flexible plan will enable your organization to survive – and thrive.

Why have a plan?

Many organizations that operate today are no longer truly “independent.” In many cases, processes are very interdependent and complex, with many players involved. Due to these interdependencies, adverse reactions resulting in loss at one location or department, or even a third-party supplier, can quickly escalate with far more significant consequences for the overall company.

Download our business continuity guide at the link below for more information including:

  • Key components of an effective plan
  • An eight step process for creating a plan
  • Key roles and responsibilities
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Business continuity management PDF .7 MB
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