Business resumption programs are a vital part of getting your business back on track after a disaster. Well-designed programs are comprised of policies, procedures, and plans that will guide your every decision. Emotions run high in disaster situations, but business resumption programs allow you to make the decisions ahead of time, removing emotion all together.
Some industries are required by the local government to comply with rules, regulatory requirements (Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX), Privacy Ordinance, China Cyber Law based assessments, HKMA cyber security requirement based review and APAC local country based regulation review). Organizations that are held to these standards should pay close attention to their business resumption programs, as penalties may be enforced if standards are not met.