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June 13, 2013

Natural disasters highlight importance of business continuity plans

Last month, powerful tornadoes ripped through Oklahoma over a 12-day period, leveling buildings and killing more than 40 people in the process. Among the victims were 10 children, seven of whom were killed when a twister stuck an elementary school in the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore.  Last fall, Superstorm Sandy struck the northeastern U.S., destroying numerous homes and businesses. The storm also knocked out power and communications for thousands of residents in the region.

The damage left behind in the aftermath of these acts of nature reinforces the need for organizations to incorporate comprehensive natural disaster management policies and procedures in their business continuity plans.  Often times, however, security managers become so bogged down in the minutiae of every day operations that their enterprise risk management plans are neglected, rarely ever being updated of practiced.

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http://www.securityinfowatch.com/article/10960346/oklahoma-tornadoes-should-serve-as-an-impetus-to-develop-comprehensive-business-continuity-plans