Business continuity management policy
"Computer Information Technologies", LLC (brand name "Kitsoft") always pays special attention to ensuring the stability of its operations, therefore it implements a business continuity management system.
Given that modern businesses are susceptible to the risk of emergencies, incidents, and crises that can significantly impact their operations, these risks may include situations such as natural disasters (earthquakes, floods, fires), technical failures, cyberattacks, epidemics, political and economic crises, and many others.
To ensure resilience and recovery after emergencies, Kitsoft commits to taking the following measures:
- Develop emergency plans: Development and implementation of emergency plans that outline procedures for response, communication, and business continuity in emergency situations.
- Conduct backup and data archiving: Preservation of backup copies of data and critical information in secure locations to prevent their loss during incidents.
- Ensure Business Continuity (BC): Develop business continuity plans to minimize disruptions in operations during crisis situations.
- Ensure IT Security: Protecting computer systems and data from cyber attacks and other cyber threats.
- Insurance and Financial Reserve: Obtaining insurance policies covering losses from emergencies and establishing a financial reserve for immediate business recovery.
- Collaborate with Public Services: Establishing communication with local authorities, fire departments, medical services, and other emergency services to seek assistance during crisis situations.
- Educate and train Personnel: Conducting regular drills and training sessions for staff on actions to take during emergencies.
- Risk Assessment: Continuously assessing risks and updating response plans according to changes in the business environment.
- Continuous Improvement: Studying incidents and crisis situations to further enhance crisis management strategies and plans.
The ability to respond to emergencies and crises and to restore operations is crucial for the resilience and success of modern businesses.
The goal of such a system is to anticipate and assess potential disruptions to company operations, as well as to develop and implement strategies for the quickest possible recovery of work processes if such disruptions occur.
In the context of the above, this Policy declares that Kitsoft:
- Takes responsibility for all its commitments to clients, customers, and partners, having developed and continuously improved a system of measures to support business continuity.
- Recognizes that fulfilling all commitments during emergencies is a key condition for sustainable business development.
- As part of ensuring business continuity, the company develops strategies, long-term, and short-term plans to maintain the necessary level of service provision during crisis situations.
- Adopts the best modern practices to protect the company from operational disruptions.
- Adheres to pre-established principles of crisis management for various crisis scenarios that may hinder the company's operations.
- Has developed plans, documented procedures for ensuring business continuity, as well as recovery and protection plans for the company's infrastructure.
- Has a continuity and rapid recovery plan for the most critical areas of activity, including software development and delivery, technical support and maintenance services, marketing and sales, as well as IT operations, personnel management, reputation management, PR and communications, financial management, and accounting.
- Regularly conducts testing and training for staff as part of preparedness for possible incidents.
- Implements measures to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of company data in the face of cyber threats and other potential security risks.
- Regularly creates backups of code, databases, and critical information to ensure quick recovery in unforeseen situations.
- The primary outcomes of implementing this Policy include reducing the risks of unplanned disruptions in the company's operations and maintaining the loyalty of existing customers while attracting new ones by demonstrating the successful operation of the business continuity assurance system.
Furthermore, this Policy commits us to:
- Implement, develop, and maintain a business continuity management system (in accordance with international standards).
- Regularly review and improve procedures and plans for ensuring continuous company operations.
- Monitor compliance with this Policy and all associated documents necessary for its implementation by our employees.
- Ensure adherence to this Policy at the level of top managers and department heads.