Press Release: Business Continuity Plans for the Coronavirus Pandemic

Los Angeles and London, March 12th, 2020, Convergent Risks announced its plans for business continuity during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic stating that in light of the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, it will continue to consider the potential impact of the pandemic on the media & entertainment industry and its supply chain including necessary interim measures to mitigate risk, most notably the value and importance of secure remote services and assessments.
Unprecedented times
“These are unprecedented times for our industry, our respective localities and the world,” said Convergent CEO Chris Johnson. He continued, “Our expert team is working closely with our partner content owners, vendors and the trade bodies in monitoring the evolving situation and closely observing guidance from relevant governing bodies around the world to ensure we are following the very latest advice.”
Maintain Confidence using Remote Services.
Johnson explained, “We fully understand that many of our customers are considering changes to their current workflows and assessment schedules given the evolving COVID-19 situation. We have drafted and proposed a number of measures to ensure that our customers can push ahead with confidence.”
To counter the impact of Covid-19 Convergent will offer additional levels of flexibility to its clients, where necessary, through the use of remote services, assisting with business continuity whilst providing continued assurance to content owners. Further updates will be provided as measures are agreed.
“Our team will take a risk-based approach, look at the realities on the ground – the specific facts of what can and can’t be done and offer advice accordingly,” Johnson said. “We are working with our partners to agree viability of implementing remote services, where access is restricted, that can be followed by onsite validation at a later date where required.” He highlighted, “We hope that this approach will aid the continuity of workflow and mitigate risk to content during a period whereby site visits are not feasible, without incurring additional costs to studios, content owners and vendors wherever possible.”
About Convergent Risks
Convergent Risks is the industry’s leading provider of risk assessment and compliance services with offices in the US and UK, and representation across EMEA, India and Asia Pacific. It provides standalone professional technical consulting services, including PII, GDPR and CCPA compliance, cloud security reviews, pre-assessments, remediation, penetration testing, vulnerability scanning, security strategy and training. Convergent Risks’ team of subject matter experts and independently qualified assessors undertake worldwide engagements on behalf of content owners and vendors and via their appointed trade bodies.
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