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Security breaches and ransomware. Wildfires, flooding, and hurricanes.  This is what most organizations have in mind when they think about business disruption and plan for business resiliency. All of these events are costly, disruptive, and bring normal operations to a crawl.  But business resilience goes far beyond cyberattacks and natural disasters. Power outages, personnel changes, and even digital transformation can disrupt your business in various ways. Resilience is about having a plan to deal with the big hits, as well as the changes that come from competitive pressure and changing market dynamics. Resilience is about ensuring your business – and…


John Beattie

As a principal consultant within Sungard Availability Services (Sungard AS), John Beattie works closely with organizations to reduce operational risk through establishing new business continuity and disaster recovery programs or transforming existing ones. He also leads Sungard AS’ third-party risk management practice and is a contributing member of the Shared Assessments Standardized Information Gathering (SIG) and Standardized Control Assessment (SCA) content committees.

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