Unpredictable disruptions to the flow of business happen and are occurring with more frequency. That’s why more businesses are opting to invest the time and resources in creating business continuity plans.
Recently, bank services in Great Britain were brought down by a DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack from a known cyber-gang. These types of attacks normally flood online systems with streams of excessive data to cause overload and take them down. Whether a cyber-attack, natural disaster or other critical situation, communication and coordination are essential for getting your business back up and running as fast as possible.
Crisis communication planning is the glue holding a business continuity plan together. Almost all aspects of organizational resilience depend on communication. A few tips for guaranteeing your communication plan is successful, include:
- Using your emergency communications platform for day-to-day business administration to simplify communication and ensure everyone is comfortable using the platform
- Ensuring the communication system is cloud-based and geographically dispersed to withstand widespread infrastructure failures and uphold critical documents
- Designating employees to fill emergency communication roles with back-ups — oftentimes disaster recovery goes on for long periods of time
- PRACTICE! Hold regular emergency drills to identify pitfalls and vulnerabilities for seamless implementation in the case of a real event
Technology experts, such as Regroup Mass Notification, can take some of the stress out of emergency communications. With a mass communications platform with multiple fail-safes, executives can feel secure in the face of an increasingly uncertain world. To learn more about cloud-based mass communications and how you can retain continuity of operations 24/7, sign up for a free consultation with one of our emergency communication specialists.