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How to Prepare Your Organization for the Entire Crisis Lifecycle

Written by  BILL BETCHER

The severity and frequency of global events and emergencies, their implications for business performance and personal safety and the complexity of regulatory challenges are increasing. According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), there were 43 natural disasters in 2015 in the United States alone. Organizations today need to be prepared to face costly and potentially dangerous business disruptions, including both natural disasters and manmade incidents, ranging from crippling severe weather to cybersecurity and ransomware attacks. With the potential for these incidents to disrupt critical business processes, there is a heightened need for business continuity management to be a part of emergency planning and response. An effective response during a business disruption is dependent upon the ability of the organization to communicate during the situation and collaborate in real-time to mitigate the effects. As natural disasters, security breaches and severe weather shape our unpredictable world and business environments, it's important that