Our Challenge

In a crisis, organisations are faced with incredibly tough decisions to keep the lights on, and the mission focused on essential needs of customers, employees and in some cases the regulators they have to answer to.  When disruption strikes, it does often by surprise, and we have to adjust plans to the situation as it unfolds.  Being resilient is about flexibility and adaptability to continue your organisation’s most essential functions in a secure and trusted way.  These best practices outlined below are intended to inform your planning and execution in advance of, or during a crisis.  While there is an endless list of actions you must consider, we suggest focusing first on laying the groundwork to rapidly re-constitute core services remotely when the situation demands so.

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1. What is your role in the organisation

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2. My organisation is involved in critical infrastructure support either as the designated owner, operator or providing services to one or more critical Infrastructures. These are the ones and this is our responsibility to that critical infrastructure:

  Designated Owner/Operator Provides Services to
Power (Oil / Gas / Petro / Electricity/Renewable energy or similar)
Healthcare (Hospital, Pharmaceutical, Ambulance, Paramedics or similar)
Telecommunications (Data Centre, ISP, Phone Company or similar)
Banking and Finance (Banks, Finance Companies, Insurance, Stock Exchanges, or similar)
Government (Government Departments- Federal, State and Local, Civilian Agencies, Judicial, Non-Military)
Security & Emergency Services (Fire, Police, Military, Para-military or similar)
Transportation (Land, Maritime, Aviation)
Supply Chain (Food, medical supplies, building supplies, or similar)
Media (Television, Printed News, Social media platform)
Physical Infrastructure (Roads, Bridges, Major Facilities like Ports, Economic Free zones and similar)
None

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3. Does your organisation have a published Business Continuity Plan (BCP)

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4. How is your Business Continuity Plan (BCP) validated? (check all that apply)

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5. The last time that you exercised the Business Continuity Plan either as a test or in a real situation, what was the outcome? Please select what applies.

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6. How robust is your critical asset list (choose the best one)

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7. I would assess the maturity of our organisations business continuity plan as;

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8. In the past 12 months Business Continuity Planning has been conducted with the C-Suite and the Business Unit Leaders

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9. Who ‘owns’ the overall Business Continuity Responsibility as one of their key performance indicators?

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10. Where do you think your biggest risk is in navigating through the next major incident? You can indicate more than one risk.

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