What is BCM?
Business continuity management is a tool that enables businesses to continue operations, even during times of crisis. The point here is not to prevent dangers. Other methods are important for that, such as IT security training. Rather, good business continuity management (BCM) ensures that a company does not collapse in on itself in the event of sudden disasters, but can withstand the dangers by adjusting course as needed.
BCM means you have created an emergency plan in advance that you can rely on in crisis situations. However, the plan is only a framework. No two challenges are the same, and you can't devise a separate guide for every worst-case scenario. A business continuity plan forms a secure basis on which you can then react flexibly.
Proper BCM ensures that costs can be minimized in outage scenarios because, thanks to an established plan, you make decisions quickly and decisively. So instead of suffering ever more from an exceptional situation, you get operations back on track in the shortest possible time.
Download a free whitepaper on business continuity from IT-Kompass. We respect your privacy and are not asking for any contact information. The topic is just too important.
BCM in IT Security
Although BCM refers to all areas within a company, IT infrastructure requires special attention. If computers and servers fail, in many cases, the entire operation is affected. Moreover, digitalization has opened up additional sources of concern. Malware, DDoS attacks, and network failures can bring work processes to a complete standstill in a very short time. But with business continuity planning, you can get IT up and running again quickly.