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Business Continuity Planning 101

Remember when you only needed to have a plan in place for evacuating your employees in the event of a disaster, making sure you could gracefully shut down your computers, and have backup so you could restore your systems? Since 9/11 there has been a renewed focus on disaster recovery – one of business continuity. Disruptions can occur at any time for a variety of reasons and with a variety of outcomes encompassing natural disasters, technical failures, and human error. Being able to keep your doors open or at least still being able to service your customers is imperative to your survival.

From a regulatory perspective, many of the regulations today starting with GLBA mandate financial institutions have a comprehensive, enterprise-wide business continuity plan that encompasses the recovery of operations and computer systems. The regulators are serious when it comes to you having a comprehensive plan and have updated the FFIEC Business Continuity Plan Handbook (March 2008) to address the requirements. The revised handbook places an emphasis on performing a business impact analysis, risk assessment, and developing a testing policy.

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Very well suited for a full day seminar, can be adjusted to fulfill any timeframe of one hour plus.

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Directors, Senior Management, Risk Managers, IT auditors, Compliance Officers, Operations staff and IT staff, or any one interested in or having the responsibility for continuity planning.


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