Make your organisation resilient to cyber-attacks, disasters and other disruptions to critical business processes
Centralise your approach across the whole organisational to identify and protect your most critical business operations
Align your BCM initiatives to industry frameworks such as the international standard, ISO 22301
Organisations are constantly under threat which can ultimately bring operations to a standstill or cause serious business disruption. It is vital that organisations are properly equipped to ensure that their critical business functions can continue to operate successfully. Such threats could include:
- Cyber attacks
- Environmental disasters (floods, earthquakes, etc.)
- Technology outages
- Disruption to supply chains.
Business continuity is a proactive plan to mitigate or avoid these threats, failure to do so can result in major disruption to operations, financial loss and reputational damage. Having no business continuity plan in place results in chaotic, lengthy and potentially unsafe recovery strategies with inadequate communications arrangements for employees, customers, vendors and other third parties.
Effective Business Continuity Management allows you to plan, implement, operate, monitor and continually improve operations to improve the response to disruptive incidents, allowing operations to continue successfully. An optimum balance is required between designed-in resilience (avoiding single points of failure) and appropriate protection, detection, recovery and restoration strategies. Decision making on appropriate BCM strategies and operational recovery plans is informed through: an up to date understanding of the potential business impact from disruption to critical business processes; their minimum requirements and dependencies, and; an assessment of the risks.
- Business impact analysis to identify critical business processes and their recovery time objectives (RTO) / recovery point objectives (RPO)
- Dependencies of critical processes on: other processes, data, technology, people, premises and third parties
- Minimum service levels and facilities to support achievement of RTOs / RPOs
- Risk assessment for potentially disruptive threats to critical processes
- Evaluation of business continuity strategy options using quantitative analytics to optimise RoI
- Business continuity plan documentation
- Log and track incidents and near-misses with mappings to business processes, risks and controls to facilitate continual improvement
- Pre-defined response plans to incidents
- Schedule and track BCM exercises and tests, updating risk assessments, strategies and plans with results
- Raise, allocate and monitor remediation actions with notifications and email reminders
- Provide greater visibility and assurance of operational performance resulting in improved and more efficient decision making.
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