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Business Continuity Planning

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  • 1.  
  • 2.
    • Mistake-proofing our business
    • Minimize disruption
      • processes
      • customers
    • Incorporates existing plans
    • Becomes an ongoing part of doing business.
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  • 3.
    • Some companies never recover – easier to take the insurance money.
    • A disaster can financially turn a good year into a bad year.
    • Initial actions during the first few hours can save a lot of money.
    • You use continuity practices daily, make it a plan!
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  • 4.
    • Disaster Recovery Planning
      • Rebuilding what was destroyed
    • Business Recovery Planning
      • Addresses customers and suppliers
    • Business Continuity Planning
      • Also includes business mitigation to reduce the impact and keep the business running.
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  • 5.
    • Identify critical business functions.
    • Conduct a risk analysis of threats, likelihood of occurrence and impact for each critical function.
    • Identify mitigation actions to reduce likelihood or impact of a threat.
    • Write recovery plan for major disaster.
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  • 6.
    • Natural Threats
    • Infrastructure (electrical, telephone, water, climate control)
    • Data Processing
    • By Departments
    • Individual
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  • 7.
    • Company Organization Chart
    • Employee recall telephone numbers (verified)
    • Key Control Program
    • Service Contract List
    • Vendor List
    • Walk-around asset inventory
    • Software Inventory
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  • 8.
    • Document critical business functions
    • Identify operations restoration priorities
    • Map toxic material locations
    • Employee skills matrix
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  • 9.
    • Plan Administrator (Disaster Master)
      • Assembles interim plan
      • Ensures plan is kept up to date.
      • Schedules testing
      • Works with insurance company
    • Plan Administrative Assistant
      • Copy control
      • Keeps recall information current
      • Substitutes for the Administrator
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  • 10.
    • Containment Manager
      • Lives close by
      • Good judgment, makes on the spot decisions
      • Can spend for containment as needed.
      • Focuses on stopping the damage from spreading.
    • Sponsor
      • Ensures departments completes their plans
      • Observes testing
      • Sets key criteria
      • Appoints the others
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  • 11.
    • Only deals with critical functions .
    • Starts with the primary plan
      • Common solutions to many problems
    • Appendices for specific actions
    • Immediate action steps
    • Audience
      • Who is going to execute it?
      • How long must they hold out?
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  • 12.
    • Each department assigns a representative
    • General knowledge of processes
    • Available to work on the project
    • Good communicator
    • Can dig out answers
    • Work with manager to identify critical processes
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  • 13.
    • Meet weekly until project is finished
    • Conduct Risk Assessment
    • Mitigation investigation recommendations
    • Write plans
    • Desk check with manager
    • Small test for sub-plans
    • Large test with department
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  • 14.
    • Testing validates the plan and trains the people.
    • Day to day emergencies can sometimes do this.
    • Projects can be worked into plan testing.
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