Prevention, Containment, and Recovery

Michael Herrera

Prevention is all about risk mitigation, removing single points of failure, having continuity and availability plans and performing ‘what if’ exercises in order to strengthen plans and find the right solutions to problems that may occur. It is important to have a solution that works for your company, not just have something in place.

Containment includes all the policies, processes or services that serve to prevent and/or stop incidents from escalating into disasters.  By monitoring systems or environmental conditions in critical areas, a disaster can be contained or even prevented and a stable environment can be maintained.

Recovery focuses on needs, not luxuries – in other words, what is fundamental to keeping business going in a crisis. By conducting a Business Impact Analysis and assigning RTOs and RPOs to key business functions, the organization identifies what really matters in terms of protecting operations.

About
Michael Herrera is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of MHA. In his role, Michael provides global leadership to the entire set of industry practices and horizontal capabilities within MHA. Under his leadership, MHA has become a leading provider of Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery services to organizations on a global level. He is also the founder of BCMMETRICS, a leading cloud based tool designed to assess business continuity compliance and residual risk. Michael is a well-known and sought after speaker on Business Continuity issues at local and national contingency planner chapter meetings and conferences. Prior to founding MHA, he was a Regional VP for Bank of America, where he was responsible for Business Continuity across the southwest region.