Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Testing and Exercising

It's the beginning of a new year, and you should be thinking about whether your business continuity plan is still viable... has it been tested? Have you had major personnel changes? Are you sure you've covered all possible risks? If not, you definitely need to schedule a test of the plan to see if it still has everything you need and to ensure everybody knows who's doing what when. This week's articles should be of help.

Here's help for conducting successful desktop exercises. (Item #1) What makes a good test scenario? (Item #2) How would you handle the crises in this article? (Item #3)

Testing and training help ensure the safety of your employees. (Item #4) There are some new ways to test and validate your BC plans. (Item #5) The more your business relies on IT, the more you need to ensure your plan will work. (Item #6)

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