Why you can’t wait to prepare for disaster

Hosted by Ken Tysiac

For a business or CPA firm, a disaster can take the form of a catastrophic weather event, a cyberattack, or even a sudden regulatory decision that may put the future of the organization in jeopardy.

It may be impossible to prevent such a disaster, but proper planning can help minimize the damage and disruption an organization suffers if it is hit by a catastrophe. In this podcast, Jennifer H. Elder, CPA/CFF, CGMA, co-author of the book Faster Disaster Recovery: The Business Owner’s Guide to Developing a Business Continuity Plan (available at aicpastore.com), discusses how to prepare so that an organization’s finances and reputation will be protected if a disaster occurs.

What you’ll learn from this episode:

  • The difference between disaster recovery and business continuity.
  • The biggest mistakes companies make with respect to disaster recovery and business continuity.
  • The first steps an organization can take in developing a business continuity plan.
  • The meaning of the acronym “FASTER” with respect to business continuity and disaster recovery.

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