Conduct a risk assessment of your business operations, office space, critical business elements, exterior environment, etc., to identify your risks exposure. Develop and test a business continuity plan that includes emergency procedures and communications, a leadership succession plan for all key positions, maintain current emergency contact information for all staff and key resources, etc. Automatically back-up your company data daily and store it in a distinctly separate and SECURE location.

Determine if your key suppliers and contractors have business continuity plans to continue supporting your business. If not, insist that they develop one.

Our national and global economies depend upon ALL of us cautiously and alertly, but not fearfully, resuming business.

Richard P. Werth, CPP is the president of Event & Meeting Security Services an international security firm that specializes in event, meeting, and travel security, staff communications, and contingency planning. He is a member of the American Society for Industrial Security, is certified by them as a Certified Protection Professional (CPP), and a member of Meeting Professional International.