The possibility of disaster is not a very delightful subject, and it does not sound like an ideal topic to bring up with a CEO at, say, a hastily scheduled breakfast meeting. After all, when a company is doing well, the last subject one would want to raise is the risk of everything caving in.
However, these difficult conversations do have to be had, especially in this post 9/11 world. For the troublesome fact is that things can and do go wrong with large systems, and it is always better to expect the unexpected.
For example, a publicly traded company recently admitted that an unexpected sudden collapse of its financial reporting system reduced its market value by a third in a single day. Alternatively a disaster may simply be “acts of God”, such as floods, earthquakes, fires, or a lightning strike.
In light of such events, and in this increasingly precarious world, blue chip companies are on the lookout for experts in business continuity – specialists who can plan for, and see companies through, unexpected mishaps and disasters.
Here at Acumin, a recruitment firm specialising in cyber security and risk management we regularly advertise business continuity jobs, and we would be a great starting point if you are on the lookout for such roles.
Indeed, once we have taken you on board as a candidate suitable for one of our advertised business continuity jobs, you will be delighted by the personal and professional service you receive from us.