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Business Continunity Planning for the Coronavirus

  • 1.  Business Continunity Planning for the Coronavirus

    Posted 26 Feb, 2020 11:45
    Edited by Salvador Rodriguez 26 Feb, 2020 11:46


    Major newspapers are reporting that CDC expects a widespread of the Coronavirus, see today's front page of the Wall Street Journal.


    Has your organization/company already updated their Business Continuity plans to include "Responding" and "Contingency Plans" for the Coronavirus? Auditors, HR, Legal Counsel, and Risk Management are presented immediate Health Risk. I came across this great article posted on 10/2/2020 titled "Coronavirus: Guidelines for HR and employers on business continuity planning".

    https://www.humanresourcesonline.net/coronavirus-guidelines-for-hr-and-employers-on-business-continuity-planning/

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/cdc-warns-it-expects-coronavirus-to-spread-in-u-s-11582653829

    https://www.databreachtoday.co.uk/interviews/coronavirus-how-to-plan-protect-i-4590

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    Sal Rodriguez
    Director of Internal Audit
    CISA, CIA, CRMA, CCSA, CGAP, CICA, MBA, MS
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  • 2.  RE: Business Continunity Planning for the Coronavirus

    Posted 27 Feb, 2020 02:53
    Hi Sal,
    Thanks for sharing those articles.

    You are absolutely correct. Irrespective of the size or nature of the organization, it is essential that all organizations have a well-thought-out Pandemic Plan. It can be an extension of the BCP.  If they have one, it should be promptly updated. The key people involved should then have a walk-through exercise (table-top) to validate the plan.
    Cheers!
    Nalin

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    Nalin Wijetilleke MBA, CISA, CGEIT, FBCI, PMP, CMC
    2019 Online Forum Topic Leader
    Managing Director, ContinuityNZ Ltd.
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  • 3.  RE: Business Continunity Planning for the Coronavirus

    Posted 27 Feb, 2020 11:06
    Edited by Salvador Rodriguez 27 Feb, 2020 11:06
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    Nalin,

    Greatly appreciate great key points for the BCP.

    Everyone:    Please see below for "Ready" vetted BCP Influenza template for U.S. Govt. Agency FEMA

    I have attached a template from the Government Agency FEMA for the Pandemic Influenza.

     

    https://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/93250



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    Sal Rodriguez
    Director of Internal Audit
    CISA, CIA, CRMA, CCSA, CGAP, CICA, MBA, MS
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