‘There are two big forces at work, external and internal. We have very little control over external forces such as tornadoes, earthquakes, floods, disasters, illness and pain. What really matters is the internal force. How do I respond to those disasters? Over that I have complete control.’

Leo Buscaglia

What are some of the non-IT disasters that could affect an organisation?

The aim of this chapter is not to cover every conceivable disaster comprehensively. Rather, it’s to raise awareness about the type of disaster that could befall an organisation, prompt it to analyse the specific risks faced, and to encourage it to include the most relevant scenarios in its DRP and BCP.

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