Boston Office Managing Partner Jim Vallee interviews Jeanne Benincasa Thorpe regarding her new position at Nixon Peabody as director of National Security and Resiliency. Jeanne discusses how she assists clients in preparing their businesses and organizations to achieve resilience during times of crisis or disaster.
Watch Jeanne Benincasa Thorpe discuss why “preparedness equals resiliency.”
How are you helping businesses and organizations identify risks, plan for risks, and, if necessary, help them through a crisis?
Disaster resiliency and preparedness save money, time, reputation, and, most importantly, it saves lives.
It is a whole community approach to becoming resilient. Each of us is responsible for becoming resilient, which requires planning and execution. If you don’t plug yourself into your community, if you don’t plug yourself into the federal or local governments, then you’re already behind in terms of preparedness.
When would be the right time for businesses and organizations to contact you?
Now is the time that organizations and institutions need to take a look at their internal operations.
It is very important that organizations answer the following questions and have a plan in place before a disaster:
- Am I prepared if my organization is hit by a natural disaster, data cyber breach, or an act of violence?
- What impact will an incident have on my organization?
- How will an incident affect customers, staff, and stakeholders?
To achieve business resiliency, you need to be prepared. Take the time to develop a strategic plan, to practice that plan, and to adjust that plan.