These days crises like breaches, ransomware attacks and natural disasters have become all too common and businesses have to contend with keeping core operations running and addressing any reputation fallout that comes with the crisis. During a crisis, misinformation and rumors can spread quickly and seriously damage a company’s reputation, resulting in lost revenue. That’s why it’s so important for businesses to think about how to protect their reputation during a crisis. Here are five tips on how to do so:
With severe weather becoming the norm across the world, businesses in the United States are faced with the challenge of ensuring that your business can continue to operate if a disaster strikes. In 2018 alone, 11 weather and climate-related disasters struck within our boarders – so it’s not a surprise that severe and extreme weather events are a leading concern for businesses when It comes to emergency communications, response and business continuity.
Aspects of business are so interconnected—from transportation to email to facilities management to data storage—that compromise or disruption of simply one aspect can affect the entire business. And such disruptions aren’t limited to a single industry—from power companies dealing with an unexpected power outage to an IT department responding to a ransomware attack to an enterprise having to handle a major blizzard that strands employees at home—every business needs to have a business continuity plan.