This is the fourth article in the Disaster Resource Guide ongoing series regarding hunting and mastery of the black swans in your continuity program. “Black Swans” in your Continuity Program are those events that remain outside the range of your normal expectations, and may well produce a significant negative impact when they occur. For reasons of budget, culture, or simple lack of awareness, we just do not see or deal with these potentially devastating exposures in our enterprise continuity capability.
This series of articles discusses some of the most common of these “black swans” in business continuity programs, those that are really staring us in the face and screaming for attention.
This article by Kathleen Lucey, FBCI, discusses objectives for individual exercises and how all of this fits together into an annual exercise program.