Business Continuity Management (BCM) and crisis management

Strengthening organization resistance against emergencies and crisis conditions. Without BCM solutions you can not fulfill the crisis management of any company or organization today.

Business Continuity Management (BCM) and crisis management

Supervisors: Zdeněk Macháček, Jaroslav Pejčoch

Any rational functioning organization can not plan and implement their activities without regard to the potential risks that may fatally and irreparably paralyse its core activities, or jeopardize its interests and assets. There are many views on preventing and solving risks associated with possible interruption of operation of the organization. There is no universal rule on how to ensure safe and smooth operation of the company without unwanted breakdown. One of the most effective tools to map and protect critical processes and activities, including the provision of adequate resources and capacity for effective recovery, is the business continuity management (Business Continuity Management – BCM). By implementing this system and cyclical maintenance (planning, testing, updating and development) can significantly reduce the risk of serious consequences threats almost any organization regardless of its size or focus. Appropriate method to verification of readiness of the organization is multicriterion stress test that helps detect hidden reserves and increase its resilience against threats.

But what about the assessment of specific threats and their perceptions? The answer to this question is not simple, because the expression of subjective feelings of vulnerability to specific threats need to be embedded into the context of the whole society, especially in the current social, political, economic and cultural situation.

Top 5 current global threats by BCI:

Order Threat % of respondents
1. Unplanned failure of IT and communications services 77
2. Data leakage 73
3. Cyber attacks 73
4. Adverse weather 57
5. Interuption of energy supplies 56

In this group of threats, we can observe a certain correlation, so-called. “Synergistic effects” and “domino effect”. The essence of synergy effect is that one event causes a wave of simultaneous action of other events. An example is a cyber attack targeting the breaching IT and communications infrastructure or destruction / data leakage. Domino effect – one event triggers the downstream phenomena.In our case, eg. Due to bad weather conditions; electricity cuts and therefore is the failures of IT and communications services that are not supported by backup power source.

Perception as the main threats to the functioning of the organization, as well as trends in this area is clearly related primarily to the development of the information society.Respondents are aware of the growing dependence critically important activities and processes on technology, on the one hand, increase comfort, and offers a wide variety of opportunities for the development of services as well as cost optimization.On the other hand, these advantages should be subject to a rational approach to the organization’s use of technology and strict compliance with security policies and standards.

What we offer:

Strengthening organization resistance against emergencies and crisis conditions. Without BCM solutions you can not fulfill the crisis management of any company or organization today.