How to validate your business continuity plan

The chances of having a digital security accident are directly proportional to the amount of time and effort you put into making sure that it does not happen.
In business, it is said that if you have a plan “B” then you are not concentrating on business at 100%.
When it comes to the digital world everyone needs a plan B!
The digital world is a totally different animal, we have to rely on technology to reach it and we need our wits about us while we are there.
Making sure that you, as well as your organisation, are safe and secure, is not plan B, it is today’s business 101.
A simple power failure can stop your business!
A fire next door to your office can stop business!
A failure of the Internet can stop business!
A total failure of your primary business system can stop business!
How much of it is your fault?
Probably NONE!
You cannot control access to the power grid, or emergency services stopping you going to work, or your ISP going into administration.
That is why business continuity is not plan B, it is insurance.
It is insurance to ensure that your business will continue, because you have thought of all possibilities that will stop business.
You have done a risk analysis on your business and mitigated those risks.
But!
Have you thought of them all, and of the ones you have thought of, have you tested them.
Validating your business continuity is vital to your Organisations health.
January 27 2016 – Lunch and Learn – 1200 – 1230 – How to validate your business continuity plan
Register here.   http://gowoa.me/i/mY2G
Don’t want to go through the hassle of registering, this will also be available presentation will also be available as a google hangout and periscope.
Roger Smith is the CEO of R & I ICT Consulting Services, Amazon #1 selling author on Cybercrime, author of the Digital Security Toolbox and author of the SME Digital Security Framework.   Rapid Restart Appliance Creator.   He is a Speaker, Author, Teacher and Educator on cybercrime and how to protect yourself from the digital world.