Crisis Preparedness & Operational Resilience

Being ready for and resilient to the possible, plausible, and probable.

Recovery from operational downtime – from cybersecurity events, natural disasters, or supply chain disruptions – requires effective preparation, planning, and rehearsal to be credible. As natural and man-made incidents are increasing in frequency and magnitude, prudent organizations set strategy and carefully plan and exercise how they will effectively operate in a crisis. Business interruption perennially ranks among the top ten risks named by senior management and board members across many industry sectors. Leaders recognize that their organizations must understand the consequences of prolonged business interruptions and the sustained impact they can have to the financial, reputational, legal, and regulatory health of the enterprise.

Management teams are expected to be able to run their organizations nearly as effectively during critical incidents as they do under normal operating circumstances – by setting the tone at the top, funding planning efforts, supporting regular exercises, and creating a risk-aware culture that absorbs “lessons learned” back into their preparedness efforts through a continuous improvement process. Absent that level of attention, stakeholders and consequential observers – markets, regulators, suppliers and customers, shareholders, and the media – are unforgiving. Stakeholders assign blame quickly to top management when the market performance is affected beyond a short “acceptable” response window, because such an impact is often negatively reflected as loss of market value.

Our Solutions

Business Continuity Planning and Continuity of Operations Planning

Ankura helps clients develop BCP frameworks and build ground-up business continuity and COOPs that establish the rationalized demand for recovery resources.

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Emergency and Crisis Planning, Preparedness, and Management Systems

Crisis management frameworks and governance models that establish the capacity to proportionately respond, and build incident management on a secure mobile platform.

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IT Disaster Recovery

To meet organizations’ demands for technical resources to support operational recovery, Ankura helps companies develop and stress test detailed IT disaster recovery plans.

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Cybersecurity Risk Management

Cybersecurity remains among the most ubiquitous and pervasive enterprise risks for chief compliance, legal, risk, and internal audit officers and board committees.

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Cybersecurity Compliance

Ankura helps organizations become compliant with the complex patchwork of security and privacy regulations.

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Cybersecurity Strategy, Policy, and Maturity

Ankura helps organizations develop a framework around all the elements of a sound information security program and an organizational capability.

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Network, Web, and Mobile Application Security

We assist organizations in better securing vulnerable systems and applications from intrusion.

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Vulnerability Testing and Remediation

We aim to provide clients with a deeper appreciation of the cyber vulnerabilities of their information systems and industrial operations.

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Interim Management

Our interim management services provide seasoned consultants who have the hands-on experience and skillset to assume executive roles for distressed companies and companies in transition, including roles such as CEO, COO, CFO, Controller and Treasury functions.

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Chief Restructuring Officer

Ankura brings executive-level, seasoned consultants to existing management teams when a company is struggling with the additional demands of a restructuring.

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