later is now

Beginning to get a grip on continuity risk, where does it hurt and where will it hurt? Ensure the involvement of top management. Where will your business be one year from now? Three years? Be sure to have your strategy framing your risk assessment.

You cannot eliminate all risk. So, which represents a cost that you can live with and which of it is existential to your business? (Hint: many owners of processes and systems believe their area is prio #1. This is precisely why you must involve the execs.)


your continuity compass

How do you manage the unknown?

For starters, make it part of your risk work. Risk is the potential for events with impact on your goals. Focus on low-likelihood events with high impact on availability. This is Continuity Risk - your continuity compass.

Have it integrated with your Risk Management. Identify, describe and quantify. Use your history, known events which could have a higher impact if repeated. How bad could it get on a rainy day? Analyse and treat. You know the drill. Expect the unexpected.