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Business Continuity Strategy

Business Continuity StrategyIdentifying the most appropriate Business Continuity strategy forms a vital step between the data gathering and analysis phase of a Business Continuity programme and the drawing up of detailed plans. Unfortunately this stage is often neglected, resulting in plans that may look good on paper but fail to adequately protect the most critical activities of the organisation.

Derived from the Greek for “The Art of the General”; strategy is still most commonly associated with military and political matters but, fundamentally, it simply means the top-level choices that have to be made in a particular situation. A Business Continuity strategy must therefore decide how critical activities can be maintained and/or recovered following a disrtuption; this may involve:

  • Making key facilities more resilient;
  • Ensuring that key activities can be moved between sites;
  • Being prepared to subcontract / outsource critical activities; or
  • A combination of the above.

Once the strategy has been agreed, resources can be allocated and plans drawn up accordingly. The overall Business Continuity strategy is usually supported by a number of lower-level strategies / choices such as how:

  • IT services will be restored;
  • Temporary workspace can be created; and
  • Unavailability of key staff can be mitigated.

Finally, strategies should be short and succinct: a good Business Continuity strategy consists of no more than 1 or 2 sentences.

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  • Business Continuity Planning

    Effective planning that takes into account risk evaluation and business impact analysis, supported by clear and concise crisis management. We work with you to develop user-friendly plans.

  • Business Impact Analysis

    The Business Impact Analysis (BIA) is one of the most important, and least well understood, stages of the Business Continuity Management Lifecycle; we can assist with your BIA.

  • Training and Exercising

    No Business Continuity Management programme is effective without a significant element of training. Moreover, ongoing Crisis Management training and exercising is key. We can provide objective training and exercising.

  • Risk Evaluation and Control

    Risk evaluation and treatment provide a process to identify, prioritise and managing your risks. Cambridge Risk Solutions can assist with risk management for business operational and information security risks.

  • Statement of Applicability

    Which controls do you need to have in place? How do you link your risk assessment process into your SoA? How do you ensure that you have effective controls in place? We can assist with your SoA.

  • Integrated Management Systems

    Management Systems assist with your on-going management, maintenance and continual improvement. We work with you to develop a fully integrated management system, enabling certification to ISO 22301 and ISO 27001.