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Top 10 Things We Wish We Knew When We Started Working in Business Continuity

Written by  MELINDA CITRO & Dr. STEVEN GOLDMAN

In many ways, business continuity (BC) is still a budding profession. People are stepping into it from direct and indirect fields, often from a gap or company need, to ensure safety and regulatory requirements are addressed. Both authors believe BC is a dynamic, challenging, and satisfying vocation that provides much-needed services and advancements to any organization. From the perspective of someone newer to the field (Citro) and a seasoned veteran (Goldman), let’s take a look at the Top 10 things we wish we knew when we got started in this field. 1. Business continuity can be as wide or as narrow as you want it to be. At its core, BC is the process of making an organization resilient to damage and disasters. But business continuity, like few other departments, cuts across the entire organization. You will get involved in operations, human resources, finance, legal, public relations, communications, security, IT, and many others. Externally,