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Thinking Outside The Box: Ignored BIA can be costly

Written by  John Glenn, MBCI November 19, 2007

A computer magazine article I recently read makes it clear that ... Failing to employ the services of a business continuity planner who “thinks outside the box&rdquo Failing to implement the planner’s recommendations can be expensive for the organization. The article leads off with, “For liability purposes, the courts have declared terrorism to be a predictable security threat.”Security officers seem to be charged with all security interests, both physical and IT, although as in most cases, the (falsely placed) emphasis remains on IT.As a business continuity planner, I wonder where the security officer fits in the business continuity world. Security should be, after all, a critical concern in every business continuity plan. Certainly this person could be a business continuity planner’s resource. But that is not the thrust of this effort.The point of this exercise is the court’s ruling – “the courts have declared terrorism to be a predictable security threat” – and

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