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List of Threats

This list serves as a set of possible threats that could occur to an organization. It is intended to be used by the various disciplines, starting with business continuity, crisis management, crisis communication and disaster recovery.

Business Continuity Management

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From this list of threats, 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

This list of threats is applicable to both crisis management and crisis communication. It forms the first two set of the 7 sets of the types of crisis or crisis category. The first two crisis category being "threats" and the next five crisis category is categorised as "Crisis Scenario." The rationale is that when it comes to crisis management or crisis communication, the senior management team will regard threats that result in a disaster and crisis scenario that becomes crisis as a similar "bad event". As a professional, explained simply, disaster will deny the organisation access to the premises, its people and processes, while, the event of a crisis occurs, the organisation will still have access to its premises.

Denial of Access

Denial of Access includes all threats that will result in the denial of access/availability to people, processes, infrastructure, and partners/suppliers. This could range from a flood keeping you from entering the office premises to a power outage disrupting work. Below is the full list of possible Denial of Access threats:

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
  • Fire - Wild, Rural or Urban
  • Terrorism
  • Bomb Threat/Explosion
  • Power Outage
  • Earthquake Tremors

Unavailability of People

  • Labour Dispute/ Strike
  • Infectious Disease/ Pandemic
  • Workplace Safety
  • Workplace Violence
  • Loss of Key Appointment Holders
  • Mishandling of Hazardous Materials
  • Haze

Disruption of Supply Chain

  • Loss of Specialized Vendor/ Partner/ Supplier
  • Regulatory or Legal Violation
  • Default of Key Debtors
  • Accidents (i.e. Aviation, Rail, Maritime, Vehicular)

Equipment and IT-related Disruption

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  • IT Failure (i.e. Hardware, Software)
  • Network Failure (i.e. Local and Wide Network)"
  • IT Sabotage
  • Telecommunications Failure (phone line)
  • Facilities and Equipment Failure (i.e. Air-con, Lift, Transformer, HVAC, UPS, Backup Generator)