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Business Continuity

Denis Waitley said: “Expect the best, plan for the worst, and prepare to be surprised,” Business continuity planning is vital to survival and should not be put off indefinitely as you focus on today’s challenges. How reliable is yours?

 

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Overview of Business Continuity Planning

The increasing number of threats in today’s business environment means that companies need to take reasonable measures to ensure that their business can continue to operate in the event of an incident such as a flood, fire or major IT failure.

Could you maintain business as usual in the face of disruption such as a flood, fire or major IT failure? If yours is like many organisations, you may struggle to apply time and resources to your business continuity program. Especially when you have to sync thousands of changes to recovery scripts, deal with shortages in staff and technical know-how, and respond to other business pressures.

Mitiget’s Business Continuity Management (BCM) professionals use proven methodologies to assess the current state of your BC program to identify and remedy existing gaps or vulnerabilities.

Not only will you be ready for virtually any disruption, you will gain the benefit of an objective, expert perspective to help you deal with a range of scenarios – from addressing board or stakeholder concerns and responding proactively to customer inquiries about your BC program, to identifying and mitigating critical third-party vendor risks and preparing for any audit.

During the engagement, we will examine your most critical business processes and functions, determine what resources are needed–including premises, people, suppliers, and technology. We take a risk-based approach to identifying where your organisation is particularly vulnerable to help you direct your BC budget where it’s most needed.

We will help you go beyond simply addressing compliance requirements.

We will develop a disciplined, documented approach to engage your board-level executives, equip your teams to recognise threats to your business and empower them to take swift and assured action before incidents escalate into major disruptions.

Our BC professionals provide services tailored to your business needs, from training materials and routine table-top facilitation to enacting relocation exercises to test your off-site recovery capabilities.

You may opt to outsource your BCM program entirely to Mitiget for longer-term, larger-scale managed business resiliency.

OUR BCP OFERINGS

We can support any of the following steps to fully implement a sustainable Business Continuity Program and to provide an organisation with a living, sustainable, effective program that addresses continuity of critical operations and rapid response to business disruptions.

Business Impact Analysis

Specific BIA information may include:

  • Criticality of business functions based on impacts if disrupted
  • Recovery time objectives for recovering functions
  • Recovery resource requirements
  • Departmental interdependencies

Risk Assessment

The Risk Assessment may evaluate the degree to which critical locations are exposed to natural or man-made threats, such as:

  • Fire
  • Natural disasters
  • Severe weather
  • Hazardous material exposure or releases
  • Terrorist threats

Strategy Development

Strategies may include:

  • Operational recovery and work relocation
  • Communications systems and protocols
  • Mutual aid agreements
  • IT disaster recovery
  • Vendor continuity and oversight
  • Staffing contingencies and cross-training
  • Crisis management and incident command

Plan Development

Plan documents may include:

  • Delegations of Authority and Orders of Succession
  • Business Continuity Program Guide
  • IT Disaster Recovery Plan Review and Guidance
  • Incident and Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Management and Communications Plan
  • Department Operational Recovery Procedures

Training and Program Validation

We can:

  • Train key teams and/or individuals on Incident Command/Crisis Management and Business Continuity
  • Design and facilitate Incident Command/Crisis Management Tabletop Exercises
  • Design and facilitate functional business continuity tests within departments
  • Document all lessons learned from the activities described above, and update plans accordingly

Program Maintenance and Project Management

  • Our experts may recommend or produce the necessary tools, training, and hands-on support in ongoing program maintenance.

Our experience so far, too often, is that BCP implementation is treated as an academic exercise designed to produce documentation. The documentation is viewed as less than valuable, and so quickly becomes obsolete and the cycle continues. Our goal is to help clients institutionalise a culture of preparedness and develop the tools to support that culture.

A truly effective program is about connecting with the organisational culture, engaging stakeholders, building support, and creating institutional knowledge; all of which takes expertise and creativity. Our project teams will deliver BCP services using a variety of engaging solutions to meet the needs of our clients. We are in tune with what it takes to make a business continuity program effective and sustainable and are committed to applying that expertise to the benefit of our clients.

Why Choose Mitiget?

Our assessment engagements give inculcate in organisations the culture of applying risk-based decision-making in the business. This helps establish efficient operation and functional security program. More importantly, they help set the framework for compliance with regulatory requirements and industry best practices.

These engagements are scaled as needed for business solutions specific to an infrastructure, application, device, data type or even the enterprise.

Our Approach and Methodology

Mitiget incorporates an interactive approach to documenting and assessing an organisation’s exposure to fraud, waste and unauthorised activities. Part of the tools in use are workshops, interviews, questionnaires, meetings, observations, etc. We utilise two different methodologies: industry-specific and enterprise-wide, which ensure that Mitiget tailors the assessments to specific organisation’s needs.

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