ENSURING BUSINESS CONTINUITY DURING A PANDEMIC
Security Advisor Middle East|June - July 2020
ENSURING BUSINESS CONTINUITY DURING A PANDEMIC
SECURITY CONSULTING FIRM CYBER RESILIENT GROUP’S FOUNDER KAPIL MATTA GIVES HIS TAKE ON WHY ORGANISATIONS NEED TO INCLUDE PREPARING FOR A PANDEMIC AS PART OF THEIR BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLANS.
KAPIL MATTA

Business continuity planning is the process of creating a blueprint for dealing with challenging disasters, whether it be natural or man-made.

It ensures that an organisations can function close to business as usual without any disruption should any such event happens.

It involves everything from planning to conducting tabletop exercises and crisis management scenarios on ensuring key business products or services remain operational, recovery of important systems and technologies, people and processes mapped in case of disaster.

BCP as a practice is often implemented and tested in large enterprises or organization’s – private and public, MNC’s and government agencies. Since each business is unique, a comprehensive tailored BCP program is always advisable to best suit an organisation’s operational requirements.

Usual BCP plans focus upon scenarios such as earthquake, act of war, vandalism, terrorist attacks and so on but usually not for a pandemic. Today, the global risk for catastrophe is not from nuclear attack but from biological attack or pandemic. Very few organisations undergo the pandemic scenario, the major reason being is that the rule of the land dictates that federal decisionmakers or government leadership should take control of the external situation.

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