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The Chase guide to business disaster resiliency
Large-scale disasters are rare. Yet it's critical that business owners create a solid plan for how they can avoid getting hit—either by a natural disaster like a hurricane or fire, or a human-created one such as a cyberattack. According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), almost 40 percent of small businesses don't recover from disasters. That makes sense when you consider that it only takes one serious weather event, or accidental exposure to a hacker, to lose critical data, systems or your businesses' good reputation among customers—a setback that could take months, if not years, to rebuild.
With that said, some disasters, especially weather-driven ones, are impossible to avoid. That's why you also need a recovery strategy, for the event that the unthinkable hits.
Let the articles below serve as a roadmap to create the best possible disaster preparation and recovery plan for your business.
The time immediately following a natural disaster can feel overwhelming. Here's how to spring quickly into action and take advantage of the resources available to help.
A cyber breach can be devastating. Follow these steps to ensure you've properly secured your company's data.
Some of the best ways to support your workers post-disaster don't demand additional personnel, or large expenses. Here's how to make sure your support plan covers the three key areas.
Cybele Weisser is a Chase News senior editor. Her work has appeared in Money magazine and The Wall Street Journal.