How often should you test your business continuity plan? As often as possible and as much of it as possible. Unless the plan is brought out and tested on a regular basis, there is the risk that some things won’t work if a real emergency does occur. If your plan needs testing, this week’s articles focus on the importance of testing and provide information on how to do it.
A large percentage of organizations do not test their business continuity plans. (Item #1) There’s nothing like a crisis to show you what’s not working. (Item #2) The key components of an effective exercise can be broken down into three simple activities. (Item #3)
You won’t know if your plan works unless you test it. (Item #4) Here are some sample table-top exercise scenarios to help you put your plans into action. (Item #5) Exercises and tests offer different ways of identifying deficiencies in IT plans, procedures, and training. (Item #6)
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