National Preparedness Month 2022

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Sep 1, 2022
Here’s a question we’re asking each other – and our customers – this month: How are you celebrating National Preparedness Month? 

As you may know, we believe preparedness is something to be embraced, not feared. Each September, FEMA reminds us of the importance of preparedness for businesses and families alike through National Preparedness Month. Business continuity and disaster recovery are critical to maintaining resilience and preparing for any interruption, whether that’s a natural disaster, a pandemic, or squirrels chewing through power lines (believe it or not, squirrels cause more damage to critical infrastructure than cyberattacks). Consider a few recent statistics: 

  • 75% of Agility customers activated their business continuity plan within the last year 

  • 98% of Agility customers believe organizations should exercise/test plans at least annually 

  • 74% of organizations plan to increase their investment in building resilience (PWC Global Crisis Survey 2021) 

  • The average cost of a data breach is $4.35 million (Cost of Data Breach Report, IBM & Ponemon Institute) 

  • There were 98 billion-dollar weather events between 2017 and July 2022, averaging 19.6 events per year (NOAA) 

Every day of the year at Agility, we celebrate and dedicate ourselves to preparedness and resilience. Our customers and their communities rely on business continuity planning, training, and testing to ensure preparedness for any type of interruption and call on us to deploy critical equipment like backup power, mobile recovery and banking units, technology, and more. 

To recognize National Preparedness Month, we’ll post on our LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook pages, and have put together some great resources for you: 

This and every month, we hope you will take the time to examine the plans and processes in place at your own organization, so you’ll be prepared to sprint into action when – not if – an interruption occurs. As always, we’re just a quick phone call or email away to help. 

 

Best Regards, 

Jon Bahl 
CEO, Agility

Jon Bahl Agility Recovery

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