Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Business Continuity Planning

August 15, 2018 - Most of you are aware that business continuity planning can be the difference between life or death for your company in the event of a serious disruption or disaster. If you have a plan, great; but is it up to date? If you don't have a plan, you need one. These articles can be helpful to you regardless of your situation, giving you help in getting started or causing you to re-think what you're already doing and to consider some things you hadn't thought of.

We rarely get advance notice that a disaster is ready to strike; even with some lead time, though, multiple things can go wrong; every incident is unique and unfolds in unexpected ways. (Item #1)  share seven steps to create a solid business continuity plan. (Item #2)  This study suggests that the 81 percent of organizations with an up-to-date plan are "not only able to handle identified risks, but they are also more resilient when recovering from unplanned events." (Item #3)

What might you have overlooked or underrated in developing your BC plan? (Item #4)  Paying a ransom is not the way to deal with a ransomware attack; instead, comprehensive business continuity and disaster recovery planning provide the best solution says Paul Barber. (Item #5)  Pandemic planning seems to be a low profile area at the moment but if you think your organization is safe from a pandemic, think again. (Item #6)

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