Is your Business Continuity Planning process an optimized and workable long term solution?

Common challenges and Issues:

  • Planning processes lack execution ability due to a lack of clarity around roles, assets and exercising of plans.
  • Do outsourced and third-party contracts contain detailed business continuity requirements? Are they tested and verified?
  • Are appropriate levels of business interruption and property insurance maintained?

Business Continuity Planning requires a clear understanding of risks – threats, vulnerabilities and impact. Traditionally, technology was emphasized. Today, the focus is more on the interplay of process, people, assets, and the risk and likelihood of business impact. The business impact analysis must address a scenario based on measured holistic operational risk according to financial loss and the cost to minimize or mitigate the disruption, rather than an endless path of hypotheses. What to enable or secure is always a decision based on risk versus economic reward. The result is to achieve a reasonable assurance of end-to-end availability of essential business processes and functions, in a cost-effective manner.
The Milton Alexander methodology develops an understanding of the degree of potential loss, including direct financial loss, but addressing the impact of other issues, such as loss of customer confidence, reputation damage, and regulatory effects. These need to integrated and aligned with corporate strategy and meet corporate performance management requirements with practical consideration of costs and benefits.
Milton Alexander meets these challenges in any large, complex global organization by providing the performance management and business process expertise to assist your organization in these areas, and embedding the risks, controls and processes into an automated, web enabled, globally available risk management framework, utilizing the COGS™ application.

How we can support you:

  • Extended Enterprise BCP Planning, including creation of a business impact analysis (BIA) with recovery time objectives (RTO) and recovery point objectives (RPO) for each critical process.
  • Aggregation of all BCP planning methodologies and processes into an automated, web enabled risk management framework, utilizing the Milton Alexander COGS™ application.
  • Facilities strategies, including SCADA analysis of transportation systems
  • Comprehensive communication plans for providing instruction and information sharing.
  • Human resources directories and databases review.
  • Quarterly and Annual Plan Maintenance and Testing Exercises - staff augmentation for testing, after action reviews, and Future State Roadmaps.
  • MA consultants have Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, and corporate security experience, including:
  •     Certified Department of Defense Physical Security Officers.
  •     Certified Information Security Officers.