We all know how important it is for every organization global market to have a stable crisis management plan. The important aspects like crisis communication plan have already been discussed in detail in our blog, “Importance of a communication plan during the time of crisis”, but when it comes to the consultancy organizations in this particular field, we see that every other company who has a claim to provide the best services to their customers is facing difficulty in understanding the important aspects of a strong and reliable communication plan. When it comes to cyber-security and other trending topics like these, all the companies it small or medium-scale, focused on hiring the best professional out there because hiring the professional is the most obvious thing which has a logical upside. What they seem to overlook, is the fact that working alongside the professionals that you have hired is the most important step as an organization that you can take in order to protect your company’s future in the ever-changing environment of the global market. On this note, we start this analogy with an intention to help both the service provider and the client about their respective roles and make them realize that all of this starting from assessing the risks still devising a new plan is entirely based on the cooperative relationship they maintain with each other. HOW IS THIS A MUTUAL PROCESS? Talking about this aspect is obviously a repetitive attempt to make all the players realize that all of them have their individual roles towards achieving a particular goal. But, merely preaching about this fact won’t help because even if it was about the influential cyber-security companies in the UK, we know that in each market, there are some players who are still clueless about what exactly they have to offer in order to make themselves beneficial for their clients. This is why; we have to put it out in a detailed form with adequate pointers in order to make it clear about the confusion among all of this. With that being said, let’s take a look at some points that discuss the same. INTEGRAL PARTS OF AN IDEAL CRISIS MANAGEMENT PLAN • Aligning the communication plan with the operational plan: it is one of the first steps we ask to take any organization that is planning to get counselling on its existing crisis communication plan to review all the current policies of operations and emergency plans so that the organization has all these plans and policies working together. This helps in maintaining the streamlined motion of the crisis communication plan and helps the crisis management consultancy services like us to analyze all the vulnerable points. • Communicating effectively with the crisis management, and communications team: let’s consider that you have streamlined the entire communications plan with the operational plan, and you now have a particular notification process in both of them. Now it’s time to come up with necessary measures and garner contact information about each and every member of the crisis communication and management plan so that, notifying and conveying them about an existing, or a new crisis, would become easier and efficient. • Assessing the risks that your organization is exposed to: As we discussed in the blog, “Importance of knowing the intention behind a cyber attack”, that Google has been fined a whopping sum of 5 billion dollars because the company violated the GDPR guidelines, we know that all the small and medium scale organizations are already exposed to a greater risk of omitting minute details in guidelines like these. This can happen because of the negligence that they have committed. It is the same with the crisis management plan because ultimately it is about putting your organization into a particular problem. Be it an enormous crisis, or a dangerous threat, if an organization is unable to identify the risk it is exposed to, no amount of professional help from any crisis management company would be helpful to them. Therefore, keeping a check on the risks is equally important as focusing on the GDPR consultant you have just hired. On a concluding note, all of these points have shown that the consultancy firm that has been hired to offer the particular services should always focus on building its clients organisation in such a way that they can rely on the new structure and the new plan. Of course, some of the companies out there can perform these activities on their own but having expert supervision like the one we offer at Assured GRC, is equally beneficial because then you have an ample amount of time to focus on other important aspects required to keep your company up and running in the global market. Call us today at +44 20 3475 9932, and experience the consultation services that make us the best in our niche.