Part 1: List of Threats CRA1 v2

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Analysing And Reviewing The Risks For Business Continuity Planning BUY!

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This is a list of possible threats to an organization. From this list, the Organization BCM Coordinator together with the BC Team is required to identify and extract the likely and high-impact threats that will affect your organization. Sometimes, this list of threats may be re-organized into four primary scenarios of internal and external threats: Denial of Access, Unavailability of People, Disruption of Supply Chain, and Equipment and IT-related Disruption.

Crisis Management and Crisis Communication

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It is essential that the appointed Crisis Management Team Coordinator be working with the Organization BCM Coordinator to determine the threats. The threat from "Natural" and "Technology" are often referred to as "disaster". While the rest of the crisis are referred to as "Crisis Scenarios as show in Part 2: List of Crisis Scenario.

Part 1: List of Threats

This is a list of possible threats to an organization. The threats can be divided into two major categories: "Natural" and "Technology".


The crisis resulting from Natural disaster is disturbances in the environment and nature that are generally beyond the scope of human control. Natural disasters include but are not limited to:

Part 1: List of Threats
  • Blizzard
  • Clouds
  • Cyclone
  • Drought
  • Duststorm
  • Flood
  • Flash Flood
  • Fog/ Haze
  • Heat Wave
  • Hurricane
  • Lightning
  • Rain
  • Snow
  • Thunder
  • Tornado
  • Tropical storm
  • Typhoon
  • Weather front
  • Water Spout
  • Wind
  • Wind Storm
  • Fire Storm


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A technology crisis arises as a result of a failure in technology and can include a breakdown in machinery, corrupted software, or events that give rise to the technological crisis. Technological threats include but are not limited to:

  • Equipment Failure
  • IT failure
  • Hardware Failure
  • Machinery Breakdown