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"Securing Business Continuity is more than Disaster Recovery and Emergency Preparedness"
Released:                                                   04/08/2002
Location:                                                    Naperville, IL
For additional information contact:                Dr. Daniel C. Kasperski

  Events of the last quarter have vividly highlighted the vulnerability of an enterprise to an ever-broadening array of threats. While the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in concert with our Nuclear Utilities has appropriately focused first on securing physical plant security and public safety, WCG believes that far broader business continuity implications that should also be addressed. In summary:

  • Enterprises now face a significantly altered threat profile that demands decisive action and ongoing attention by executive management.
  • Each business represents a unique mix of markets, products and services, supply chains, financial relationships, and even physical facilities and infrastructure - all of which complicate the challenge of properly securing the continuity of the enterprise.
  • Experience shows that existing Risk Management Plans, Programs, and Procedures at the typical enterprise (Disaster Recovery, Emergency Planning, Succession Planning, etc.) are inadequate to appropriately secure business continuity of the enterprise in the face of this new reality.
  • Experience also shows that the coverage gaps are both significant and material to ongoing business continuity, and therefore constitute a clear threat to the enterprise as well as to executive management and the Board of Directors.
  For these reasons, WCG believes that companies should focus immediate priority on assessing and securing overall business continuity, and that these efforts can be greatly accelerated through the participation and assistance of an appropriately experienced and trusted consulting partner. WCG's seasoned teams afford clients substantial experience and perspective that is highly relevant to this pressing challenge. WCG has studied this issue, tailored an approach to address it, and is ready now to assist interested firms in securing business continuity. WCG also brings special qualifications, unique experience, and impeccable references to the Nuclear IOU family.

  For additional information, refer to our recent Management Insight Article titled "Securing Business Continuity"
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