Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Testing and Training Your Business Continuity Plan

December 6, 2017 - How will you know if your plan will provide the intended outcome if you don't test it to see what happens? Some say the most valuable outcome of a test is failure, because from failure you can learn where the faults are and you can make corrections. At the very least you should be able to run the test and identify any weaknesses. These articles address the need for testing and for training your people what's required to their roles.

Regardless of how you implement training and testing, there are specific elements that must be covered. (Item #1)   Testing and training are critical elements of your plan. (Item #2)  There are various methods you can use to test your plan and train users. (Item #3)

Taking a moment to think about how human error arises in businesses might well yield a list like the following. (Item #4)   Disaster recovery testing is highly valued among standards and DR/BC organizations, but these tests are only effective if you perform them correctly. (Item #5)   Just because all the relevant information has been catalogued doesn't mean you can actually recover whatever it is your Plan says you can. (Item #6)

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