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Your Very First Task: Scout the Business Continuity Territory

So you’ve just been put in charge of business continuity at your organization. What’s the first thing you should do? In today’s post, we’ll tell you—and also explain why it’s important and how to go about it.


Many people find themselves thrust into a business continuity (BC) role with little warning or preparation.

They frequently come from backgrounds in risk management, auditing, compliance, or IT.

It’s a daunting prospect to suddenly find yourself in charge of Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery (BC/DR) for even a small organization. It’s like being thrown in the deep end as a beginning swimmer.

Unless you have ice in your veins, or significant BC/DR experience elsewhere, you’re likely to feel overwhelmed. You will have to take time to educate yourself on your new responsibilities, and the learning never stops.

But the very first task is always the same.