Organizations today need to be strategically adaptable, operationally aware, and tactically capable of responding to any business disruption. That, in turn, requires them to establish effective business continuity and disaster recovery capabilities that can help protect organizational operations, finances, reputation, and employees in a crisis. Implementing business continuity standards and frameworks like ISO 22301, ISO 22313, NFPA 1600, FEMA’s NIMS ICS, and NRF is also important for digital enterprises to sustain business performance and organizational resilience.
While continuity planning is practiced on some level in most organizations, a more comprehensive and integrated Business Continuity Management (BCM) system is often required to accelerate and streamline recovery from disruptions. Integrating risk management, information security, and business continuity programs with strong governance frameworks should be the focus of every organization.