Businesses must plan for resilience

Cut insurance costs by mitigating against disasters

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Cut insurance costs by mitigating against disasters

As the victims of Cyclone Debbie and the resulting storm and flood damage continue the clean-up, others are recalling one of Australia’s most popular and iconic poems.

Since it was first penned more than a century ago, Dorothea McKellar’s My Country has ingrained in our national psyche a willing forbearance of our sunburnt country, a land “of droughts and flooding rains”.

But the contradictions McKellar helped romanticise are inflicting a massive financial toll on life in Australia.

The Australian Business Roundtable on Disaster Resilience and Safer Communities has calculated that the annual cost to Australian…


Business Continuity Awareness Week focuses on Cyber Resilience

Business Continuity Awareness Week (BCAW), on from 15 to 19 May, is an annual global event organised by the Business Continuity Institute (BCI) to raise awareness of the importance of business continuity and resilience.

In the recent BCI Horizon scan report, cyber attacks were identified as the top threat by business continuity professionals for the third consecutive year.

“As the world becomes more and more digital, so do the threats that it faces. Just as we need to protect our organisations from disruptions that occur in the physical world, so it is important that we also have plans in place to deal with disruptions in the virtual world. So, it’s fitting that the theme for this year’s event is ‘Cyber Resilience’,” says Cindy Bodenstein, Marketing Manager, ContinuitySA.

“The BCI has organised a comprehensive programme of educational events during Business Continuity Awareness Week. ContinuitySA will be participating in the…


Businesses must plan for resilience

It is critical for organisations to craft reliable business resilience solutions to protect against the negative impact of business disruption.


Although the majority of South African organisations are aware of the importance of a business resilience strategy, many would benefit from streamlining their disaster recovery and business continuity plans, therefore enabling a swift recovery.

Just over half of the respondents (59%) to a recent survey indicated their organisation does indeed have a business resilience plan in place. Of this combined…

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