Preparation and readiness for state/operational emergency situations BCP-DRP:
Several countries in the Middle East are constantly influenced by security events. Calculated and responsible preparation for possible security crises and emergencies is of utmost importance to companies, organizations and supply chain authorities, to mitigate potential harm to their assets, employees and revenues, while maximizing their ability to continue to conduct business as usual. Correct and intelligent preparation and management of critical events is likely to dramatically lessen the blow dealt by the emergency situations. Emergency situation preparation that takes into account all dimensions necessary for continuing operations, including the various sources that are in contact with and influence the company, contributes to the company’s ability to function no matter the situation. It further creates a significant competitive advantage vis-a-vis the competition in times of crisis.
Cross Border Security provides companies, organizations and supply chain authorities with the tools needed to prepare, prevent and cope with state, operational and economic crises, using thoroughly designed Business Continuity Program (BCP) and Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP) protocols, tailored according to each establishment’s needs, interests and shortcomings. Organizations are assessed for possible threats, risks and “weak spots.” Modifications are implemented and emergency prevention and management documents are compiled, including a Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) and contingency plan (CP). Employees are trained and guided to implement the protocols, should the need arise. During crises and emergency situations, the Cross Border team effectively consults and guides the organization to minimize damage and ensure continuity of productivity and revenues. Cross Border’s customers are superiorly prepared for likely threats and are monitored and aided by the Cross Border team before, during and after crisis situations.
The concentric protective distribution system PDS- (Prevention Deterrence Spheres) model developed by Cross Border Security is a key tool in preparing for and coping with emergency situations. Five concentric circles illustrate how the Cross Border team readies a company to tackle any emergency situation head-on, each circle calling for more in-depth action, preventing serious harm from coming to the business and its assets:
1. In the first, outermost circle, the company is prepared for the possibility for an emergency situation.
2. In the second circle, courses of action and disaster management procedures are defined for events no longer classified as “routine”. The need to declare a “state of emergency” is defined.
3. The third circle is characterized by the company or organization’s actions during an actual emergency situation (war, natural disaster, corporate security breach).
4. In the fourth circle, critical company or organization personalities/positions are called to action. External aid sources are made operational.
5. In the fifth, final and outermost circle, an emergency operations center is set up to manage the company or organization during the crisis.
Expertise in the field of BCP (Business Continuity Program) and –DRP (Disaster Recovery Plan) and gap analysis and risk assessment surveys:
Cross Border Security’s expertise in the field of Business Continuity Program (BCP) and Disaster Recovery Plan(DRP) is what sets its customers apart from their corporate competitors and arms them with key plans and protocols for coping with state, economic and operational supply chain emergencies, without suffering devastating blows to their companies, facilities, assets and revenues. Following a scrupulous risk assessment and gap analysis process, the Cross Border team artfully designs the company’s disaster or emergency management protocols, delineating and documenting the ongoing process to prevent, mitigate, prepare for or respond to a crisis or emergency that threatens the lives of company employees, property, operations, or the work environment - carefully tailored to suit the company’s supply chain mission, vision and goals. A Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) and backup or contingency plan (CP) are established. The company is continuously monitored to prevent the occurrence of crises and emergency situations; its employees trained and guided to act if an emergency arises.
Consulting and guidance of organizations, companies and authorities experiencing operational/economic crises:
Cross Border Security provides exemplary consulting and guidance services to organizations, companies and official authorities experiencing operational and/or economic crises, imparting upon them advice on how to cope with and rectify the ongoing crisis situation. The Cross Border team equips the company with real-time scenario-appropriate advice and measures for handling the critical event, drastically limiting the potentially crippling effects of the crisis on the organization’s strategic or business goals, profitability, reputation and ability to continue to operate effectively. An emergency operations center is set up, from which the company is provided with guidance on how to recover from the disastrous event within a logical timeframe. Even if a Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) and backup or contingency plan (CP) has yet to be determined, the Cross Border team, experts in emergency management and recovery, is able to approach the emergency operations center table and successfully guide the company in its response to the event.
Training, guidance and supervision of BCP-DRP protocols:
The Cross Border Security team expertly trains and guides company management and approved employees in Business Continuity Program (BCP) and Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP) protocols, previously developed and documented according to the company’s unique security needs, so the company can continue to perform and produce its products, even in the event of an emergency or crisis. The team later supervises the protocols’ correct implementation to ensure that the necessary measures are properly adopted to identify the impact of potential losses to the company, maintain superior, realistic recovery strategies and plans in the event of crisis, effectively re-establish information technology services at an alternate, secure site and certify the continuity of company products and services through periodic training and drilling, plan review and maintenance. This includes the running of desktop exercises, during which emergency situations are verbally described and exercise participants review and discuss the actions necessitated according to the BCP-DRP protocols.