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Business Continuity Planning 101 - For Senior Management and Directors

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 and the focus of the business continuity plan. Obviously, we are dependent on the technology and your IT people will be working very hard to restore those systems, but what do you do in the meantime?

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 or can be adjusted to provide just an overview and highlights to fulfill shorter timeframes.

* Pandemic planning can be added or can be pulled for a separate stand-alone presentation if pandemic is included will cut down some of the time on the other areas.


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