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May 15, 2013

New Standards and Certifications Help Guide Business Continuity Best Practices

When looking in the face of a disaster, the last thing your enterprise needs is to scramble to achieve business continuity. Many businesses are strapped for cash after a prolonged period of economic hardship. New standards are emerging to help align business continuity initiatives and provide guidelines to follow. Certifications can even serve to review standards-based internal programs, so your teams know they are going forward with a plan based on established criteria.

Recent years have shown enterprises are vulnerable to events in the outside world, including the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and Hurricane Sandy in 2012. The Department of Homeland Security was not only formed to deter terrorist attacks, but to help people and businesses be most prepared for the unknown. To establish more effective standards, it created the Private Sector Preparedness (PS-Prep) initiative. Standards related to the initiative include:

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