We develop a comprehensive program to ensure that your organization continues to operate key business activities during and after an incident. We offer an array of services each tailored to your business’ needs.
We identify the risks that natural, man-made, environmental or political disasters pose to your organization’s operations. We evaluate their likelihood and assess existing and potential mitigation measures.
We evaluate the size and scope of the impact to key functional areas throughout your organization, identifying the risks if these functions cannot be performed. We assess the level of impact to the health and safety of personnel, compliance with contractual commitments and regulations, loss of revenue, loss of reputation or stakeholder confidence, disruption in operations. We then set priorities for action and allocation of resources according to your company’s individual needs.
We prepare your organization to respond to and recover from an unexpected event, evaluating existing emergency response strategies and prioritizing resources to ensure the cost-effective and timely recovery of your critical business operating processes.
We design the tactical plans – so-called “Grab and Go” documents – that are necessary for the smooth resumption of business operations. We identify key business processes, alternate workspace locations, minimum staffing needs, system dependencies, manual workarounds in the event of system shutdowns, key employees and emergency contacts.
We train your staff to execute the crisis management and business continuity plans successfully, developing programs that range from “tabletop” exercises, which are short simulations, to full-scale operational tests that replicate the recovery of critical business functions – the closest exercise to an actual disaster. Each scenario is unique to the client and may be triggered by natural disasters (e.g., earthquake, flood, wildfire), man-made (e.g., fire, bomb, cyber threat), or workplace incidents (e.g., explosions, building collapse). In performing these tests, we continually evaluate and validate each plan’s accuracy and effectiveness throughout, and implement a program for ongoing updates so the program remains current.