Disaster Recovery/ Business Continuity Planning & Management

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The Risk

The increasing reliance of businesses on the availability and proper functioning of their systems and technologies means that managers may no longer ignore the need to design and implement a Business Continuity Management framework, including supporting Disaster Recovery Plans.

Disasters such as the September 11 terrorist attacks and the Japan earthquake have increased the weight governments and regulators world-wide place on key organizations’ capability to recover from an undesirable event.

Protecting your Organization

Odyssey’s Business Continuity Management services are designed to help organizations implement a business continuity framework and related capability, which allows them to successfully and with the least damages possible guide themselves through and out of a disruptive event of high proportions. 

To achieve these objectives, our certified information security and risk management consultants work with your management team and personnel to understand the key business processes, the internal and external dependencies, and the technologies and systems involved.  Based on this information, we then jointly determine available alternatives for recovery and design, implement, and test plans to meet your business requirements and availability objectives.  A very important “by-product” of this process is management’s ability to understand the risks that it is faced with and make informed judgments as to the risk management strategy that it desires based on a cost/benefit analysis (mitigate, transfer, accept, etc.).

Key Benefits

  • Understanding operational and continuity risks as well as consideration of the likely impact to the business from one or more of such risks materializing.
  • Consideration of costs and benefits of various continuity strategies and options, often challenging existing assumptions or presumptions.
  • Engagement, involvement and mobilization of all key business areas and staff.
  • Transfer of specialist Business Continuity Planning knowledge internally.
  • Evidence of Regulatory Compliance and “Due Process”.
  • Enhanced understanding of interrelationships and dependencies.
  • Stronger risk management and capability to recover.