Top 10 op risks: Business continuity and disaster recovery

Top 10 op risks: Business continuity and disaster recovery

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Unsettled outlook: A satellite image of Hurricane Sandy over North America

Unusually low rates of disaster losses in the first half of the year were followed by the severe damage done by Hurricane Sandy to the Caribbean nations and the eastern US. The US suffered estimated direct damage of $20 billion, rising to $50 billion once interruptions to business are taken into account.Last year’s Top 10 highlighted the risk of hurricanes along the east and Gulf coast of the US as a particular business continuity risk, and there are several reasons why hurricane damage