5 Step Strategy
We develop and implement your continuity strategy in five steps.
Step 1 – Identify Vulnerabilities
Identify threats to your organization and ways to mitigate those operational obstacles.
Step 2 – Prioritize Business Processes
Determine downtime tolerances for each critical business process based on the quantitative impact of downtime to the entire organization and ability to provide products and services.
Step 3 – Develop Recovery Strategies
Ensure critical business processes resume within the established timeframe before significant impact to the organization and its ability to provide products and services.
Step 4 – Train Key Employees and Staff
Train all employees to execute the plan and comply with OSHA and other regulations during life-threatening disasters.
Step 5 – Maintain Organizational Resiliency
Establish a process to update the plan and capture changes that impact plan components.
Atlantic develops customized plans using our 5-step strategy to fit the unique needs and budget of your organization. Some of our most popular packages are listed below. If you don’t see one that matches your needs, please contact us. We’ll be happy to customize a package for you.
Risk Assessment Package
Step 1 of Atlantic’s 5-step methodology to protect organizations against downtime. The Risk Assessment Package is ideal for organizations not yet ready to develop a full plan but want to understand key vulnerabilities. Atlantic will identify all potential threats and map them to the appropriate organizational risks and vulnerabilities. Existing controls for each vulnerability are evaluated for effectiveness, and additional future controls are identified to fully mitigate each risk. An action plan for implementing these additional controls is presented in prioritized order to guide an organization to greater resiliency and protection.
Disaster Recovery Plan for Technology (DR Plan) Package
Business Continuity Plan Package
Continuity of Operations (COOP) and Continuity of Government (COG) Plan Package
Plan Review Package
The following cases illustrate how Atlantic analyzes an organization’s operations to develop a strategic plan.
American Automated Payroll (AAP) provides payroll services for more than 1,000 customers. The company’s motto is “We’re in the business of peace of mind.” To prove that to potential clients, AAP turned to Atlantic to create a contingency plan, to ensure service would be maintained in case of a disruption.
eGroup, Inc. enables businesses’ competitive positions by providing high-performance and secure ways to collect, store and access information. The company’s changing environment – and dedication to its clients – made it equally important to have both a plan for progress and a plan for the unexpected. As a business “constantly in motion”, finding the appropriate resource to develop contingency planning was essential.
The Town of Seabrook Island is a diverse coastal community with a fluctuating population of full-time residents and vacationers. The tenure of elected officials also fluctuates, which requires quick communication of disaster recovery steps to newly elected Town Council members. However, Seabrook Island had neither the personnel nor the expertise to conduct a full assessment of its potential threats. Without a plan to mitigate risks, officials were unsure whether the town could sustain operations through a disaster.