Disasater Recovery and Business Continuity Planning

Course Content

  1. Basics of Business Continuity and Disaster Planning
    1. What is a disaster?
    2. Types of disasters and how they affect business
    3. Business Continuity vs. Disaster Recovery
    4. The Role of Prevention
      • Preventing disorganized response
      • Reduction in impact of disaster
  1. Disaster Recovery Planning (DRP)
    1. Establishing a need for disaster recovery
    2. Operational disruption and disasters
    3. Definition and principles of disaster recovery
    4. Why a recovery plan is a crucial asset
    5. Activities regarding disaster recovery
    6. Solutions to and practices in disaster recovery
    7. Key components to disaster recovery
  1. Preparing for Business Continuity
    1. Business Impact Assessment (BIA)
      • BIA process steps
      • Identifying business processes of strategic importance
      • Event Damage Classification
      • Recovery Time and Point Objectives (RTOs and RPOs)
      • Reporting and using the BIA results
    2. Risk Assessment
      • Risk Prioritization – determining likelihood and impact
      • Impact scenarios and resource development
      • Identifying mission-critical continuity needs
      • Risk appetite and risk management strategies
        • Preventing and mitigating impacts
        • Cost of mitigation based upon ranking of criticality analysis
  1. Business Continuity Planning (BCP)
    1. Benefits of DR and BC Planning
    2. Developing business continuity and disaster recovery plans
      • Select Recovery Team Members
      • Emergency Response
        • Personnel Safety
        • Communications
        • Evacuation
        • Asset Protection
        • Damage Assessment
        • Emergency Notification
      • Business Resumption Planning
      • Restoration and Recovery
    3. Training Staff
    4. Testing DR & BC Plans
    5. Document Review
  1. Running a DRP / BCP Project
    1. Phase 1 – Project Initiation
    2. Phase 2 – Current State Assessment
    3. Phase 3 – Design and Development
    4. Phase 4 - Implementation
    5. Phase 5 – Maintaining DRP & BCP
  1. From Project to Process…..Business Continuity Management (BCM)
    1. Implementing a Project Management Approach
      • Systems Perspective
      • Stakeholder Approach
      • Organizational Strategic Context
    2. What is BCM?
    3. BCM Life Cycle
    4. Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity as a Program
      • Assuring the Plan – Rehearsing and Testing
      • Reviewing and Change Control
      • Applying Document Management
      • Communicating with the DR and BC teams
    5. Best Practices for BCM (BS25999, ISO 22301)

SYNTHESIS – Putting It Together

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