Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Testing Your Business Continuity Plan

A recent article stated -- sometimes failure is the best way to learn if your plan is working. You can't even fail, however, if you don't exercise the plan. When did you last test your business continuity plan? If you haven't done it in a year, you're definitely due. Take a look at this week's articles and sit down with your team to figure out when and how you'll put your plan to the test.

It's not rocket science but there is a skill to setting up and running a great exercise.  (Item #1)   Having a business continuity plan is good, but testing it regularly is equally important. (Item #2)   Risk monitoring and testing ensure that the institution's business continuity planning process remains viable. (Item #3)

Testing your plan is a critical step you should not skip. (Item #4)   The article identifies business continuity concepts that should be tested, training priorities, and exercise recommendations. (Item #5)   A comprehensive, multi-dimensional and ongoing BCP DRP testing program is the only way to achieve the level of confidence you and your senior executives expect. (Item #6)

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