HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif.—Disaster preparation doesn’t start with evacuation plans, or systems back-up contingencies. It starts with relationship building, according to Brian S. Tishuk, executive director of ChicagoFIRST.

In the event of a crisis, the most important relationship a company can have is with its state and local authorities, he told attendees at the Investment Company Institute’s Operations and Technology Conference and Service Provider Expo.

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