We often encounter clients unsure about where to start the planning process. We strongly encourage conducting a risk assessment to identify the operational, environmental, regulatory or technological risk factors to define a planning baseline. In addition, we also analyze existing plans and procedures to begin identifying gaps immediately.
CMCG uses a Risk Assessment model based on the identification of technological, natural, or human hazards and assessing the hazards against the vulnerability posture of the organization. We link the vulnerability directly to the level of current preparedness to manage events.
Every client is unique, and as such, we tailor our BIA to individual operations and needs. Our methodology applies across industrial sectors enabling CMCG to use lessons learned on new engagements. Our BIA identifies critical functions, resources required to maintain those functions, existing mitigation and response strategies, departmental interdependencies, key days or months in which functions might be most critical, and required time within which critical functions must be recovered to avoid severe impact to our clients’ operations. Our BIA results directly feed into a Business Continuity or Continuity of Operations (COOP) Plan; or can be used to conduct strategic planning. Business Continuity is the more common term used in corporate planning circles, while COOP is the term used by the US federal government. Both processes share many similarities and CMCG can leverage our experience in continuity planning for private and public sectors to your organization’s benefit.
CMCG consultants have performed Risk Assessments and BIAs for numerous organizations including a bio-genetic research not-for –profit organization, telecommunications companies in the United States, Argentina and Brazil, a federal public health agency and an oil and gas corporation.