Business Continuity

An organisation’s ability to swiftly and effectively manage the response to a major event has become the single hallmark every stakeholder looks to when voting with their feet or their pocket.

Knowing the potential impact of an event and being prepared for it when it does occur are clearly two different things, but managing both in the same system is not just possible, it’s desirable.

Is your business prepared to continue operating?


To Succeed:

Identifying the correct boundary for an event's transition from preventative to mitigative can dramatically improve the response planning and preparations.

Response speed and effectiveness requires an on-going commitment to and from all stakeholders, internal and external, and a deep understanding of their specific needs and capabilities.

Appropriate scenario modelling can provide the financial justification for investment in continuity infrastructure.

Monitoring mitigative controls requires the same methodology as per preventative controls, it's just that setting up test conditions can be more complex, costly and disruptive.

Understanding the capabilities of external providers requires frequent assessment and monitoring.

What Good Looks Like:

Maximising engagement across a wide range of stakeholders and subject matter experts ensures a broad range of vulnerability pathways are identified, assessed and the right controls applied, ensuring a rapid return to business as usual.

Infrastructure complexity can be managed with standardised risk visualisation methods to ensure a shared understanding of the mitigation processes and their challenges.

Critical controls cross event boundaries: dissolve all risk and control silos with a standardised approach that is easy to understand, monitor and optimise, reducing costs for infrequently used controls.

Accountability boundaries need to be clearly defined to ensure that control intent, implementation, and monitoring align with the specific vulnerability pathways identified

Reduced friction in collaboration is a key but manageable problem, with the right systems in place.

To read more on this topic take a look at:

NC State University Article: ERM and Business Continuity:

Over the past few years, many have debated about how business continuity functions relate to risk management. There are three main viewpoints associated with this debate: those that say the two are closely related and work side by side, those that think business continuity is a sub-component of risk management, and those that agree there is a link but do not support the order of hierarchy. Read More


MIT Sloan Article: Strategies for Business Resilience:

In the previous article in this series, we learned that protecting your company can’t be achieved by insulating your operations from its interdependencies with society. Instead, business resilience requires embracing these dependencies. This is a big shift in leadership perspective and is best done in a stepwise manner, as Zurich Insurance Group’s Corporate Responsibility Manager Karin Reiter explained. Read More

AT&T Business Report: Business Continuity Handbook:

When it comes to business continuity, proactive planning and a strong execution strategy are essential steps in reducing exposure from any type of “event”, natural or man-made, accidental or intentional, internal or external, with or without prior warning. AT&T has developed this business continuity preparedness handbook to provide an overview of best practices that can help facilitate proactive planning and ongoing enforcement for all event scenarios. It also provides a business continuity preparedness self-assessment to help organizations identify potential gaps in their preparedness planning. As illustrated by the AT&T business continuity survey results included in this handbook, with the ongoing evolution of technology and cyber threats, it is critical for organizations to maintain operational effectiveness and flexibility for any scenario-regardless of cause or duration. Read More


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