Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Testing & Training

We've probably all heard the phrase "fail early, fail cheap," but have we heeded its warning? When testing your business continuity plan, one of the most effective outcomes is learning where it failed -- before you need to use it. Early failure can be addressed and costs less -- in terms of money, manpower and business impact -- than failure when the plan is critically needed. If you think of testing and training as the keys to the continuity of operations, you’ll get busy now. This week's articles can provide some help.

Cyber scenarios have become much more common in business continuity exercises, due to the increasing concern about the impacts of information security threats. (Item #1)   These seven steps can help small businesses develop effective testing programs. (Item #2)   Disaster recovery testing is highly valued among standards and DR/BC organizations, but these tests are only effective if you perform them correctly. (Item #3)

This article looks at how Continuity 2.0 might be applied in practice. (Item #4)   Here are seven tips to think about to ensure that your next work area recovery test is successful. (Item #5)   Ideally all elements of business continuity plans should be exercised on regularly scheduled basis (at least annually). (Item #6)

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