Contingency Planning for Business Continuity
Boston: Ask for schedule. This course can be economicallly presented in-house
for groups of 3 or more.
$1,150, includes extra textbook
- Provide a practical framework to prepare effective
contingency and disaster recovery plans with a company -wide view of business resumption
from catastrophic events.
- Enable you to participate in the development
contingency planning provisions.
UPON COMPLETING THIS COURSE YOU
- Fully understand the importance of and key issues in
- Distinguish between disaster avoidance provisions and
disaster recovery programs.
- Sell the contingency plan to senior management.
- Set up an effective organization for plan
development, implementation and testing.
- Learn the key components of the body of the plan,
their key missions and elements.
- Learn how to document contingency plans.
- Learn plan testing and maintenance.
I. WHY CONTINGENCY AND RESUMPTION
PLANS? THREATS IMPACT ON BUSINESSES
- The Going Concern Concept. and Information as a key
- Legal mandates and Management responsibility.
- Threats to business continuity and systems
II. THE OVERALL CORPORATE-WIDE BUSINESS CONTINUITY
- Prevention vs. remedial program.
- The overall business continuity protection program.
- Key elements of a disaster avoidance program.
- Business continuity, a "remedial" plan.
III.THE BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLAN DEVELOPMENT PROCESS
- Two views: Contingency plan development life cycle
"process" and plan "Contents".
- Four key phases. Initiation steps, business impact
analysis and scenario development.
- The "body" of the plan (contents).
- Plan documentation.
- Plan testing and upkeep.
IV. INITIATION PHASE
- Plan strategy. Impact analysis and disaster scenario
development (nightmare and others).
- Organizing for contingency plan development,
implementation and testing.
- Critical Systems and Critical Resources. Defining the
"Time-Window" of Vulnerability.
V. CONTINGENCY PLAN STRUCTURE (CONTENTS)
- Emergency preparedness.
- User stand-by continuity provisions. (contingency
plans for user and office areas).
- Recovery. Critical and non-critical recovery.
VI. PLAN DOCUMENTATION AND TESTING
- Who should document and maintain the plan. Automating
- Plan testing objectives. Test approaches (static,
- Critical application testing. Testing schedule for
various plan elements.
VII.NETWORK DISASTER RECOVERY AND NEW RECOVERY
- Network disaster recovery. Alternatives for
communication link and equipment backup.
- New technologies: Channel extension, televaulting.
Portable hot/cold sites.
- Issues after the recovery: reconciliation, recovery
report, plan update, dismantling, etc.