Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Testing, Training & Evaluating Your BC Plan

If you don’t exercise your business continuity plan, you’ll be using it at your own risk. What if it doesn't work? What if some critical information hasn't been updated? Not only do exercises help you determine if the plan is viable, they also can point out weaknesses in the plan that should be addressed before a disruption occurs. This week’s articles discuss testing, training and evaluating and should be helpful to you in determining how you are going to test your plan.

Why don’t more organizations actively test their BC plans? (Item #1) If you going to develop a plan you’d better make sure it’s going to work. (Item #2) The best-laid recovery plans count for nothing if they don’t deliver when needed. (Item #3)

There is a need for employee awareness training. (Item #4) Which employees need awareness training only and which need training & exercising? (Item #5) When IT experiences a service disruption, so does the entire business. (Item #6)

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