What is business continuity?
Businesses face huge risks to their daily survival. These include things like natural disasters (e.g. floods and leaks), IT security issues, information protection leaks and the loss of critical employees. These could have far-reaching and disastrous effects on your organisation, the impact of which could eventually affect profit.
Business continuity is the plan that your organisation has in place to mitigate the impact of these risks, keeping the wheels of your business running. A good business continuity plan ensures that no one outside of the department in question is affected, especially your clients or customers.
How businesses can ensure continuity?
People at every level of your organisation must be held accountable. It’s up to senior leaders to emphasise the importance of business continuity and communicate this to the rest of the team. They are responsible for creating a culture of ownership.
It is an excellent way for everyone in the company to show that they are committed to the long-term health and prosperity of the organisation. Business continuity plans should be regularly updated, and critical team members at every level should be made aware of it.
What is disaster recovery?
Disaster recovery forms an integral part of business continuity plans. Business continuity focuses on the ability to carry on operating despite adversity. Disaster recovery, on the other hand, is concerned with fixing acute problems when they arise. Good disaster recovery and business continuity strategies are integral to the long-term survival, prosperity and profitability of your organisation.
Experts have described disaster recovery as a ‘fire escape’ for businesses to take when things get suddenly and drastically difficult. Unlike business continuity, disaster recovery covers the more extreme problems which are harder to fix without preparation. These include human-made disasters like fires and major accidents, as well as natural disasters like earthquakes, tornados and hurricanes.
Could penetration testing be the key?
Penetration testing gives business owners a real-life insight into the risks that are posed to their business. It tells your IT team, and your company at large, what risks your business faces and how they are likely to manifest themselves if a hacker were to try and gain access to your network. In terms of building a realistic business continuity plan, this information is invaluable.
Who should you speak to regarding your business’s future?
OmniCyber Security is a world-renowned company that operates with a unique combination of passion and attention to detail. We protect and ensure your business’ future. We have experience supporting businesses of every size and have spent years providing best-in-class CREST-certified pen testing, PCI DSS and Cyber Essentials certifications.
We help our customers identify risks through expert knowledge and world-leading penetration testing. We can help support your BCDR plan to help keep your business operating and making a profit, even in the light of seemingly unforeseeable or uncontrollable circumstances.
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