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Course Description

The continued successful operation of an organization depends on senior managements awareness of potential disasters and their ability to develop a strategy which minimizes the disruption of critical functions and addresses the capability to recover affected operations expediently and successfully. A majority of plans focus on unplanned downtime and its costs; less frequently mentioned is planned downtime, because many businesses operate nearly continuously.

This seminar examines the various causes of technological failure, the impact to the organization, and the importance of mitigating IT risk through proactive business continuity planning.

The formidable challenges facing management today and the growing complexity of IT systems that support business operations make continuity planning a high priority for IT management. This seminar examines the key components of successful continuity planning, and methodologies designed to measure the effectiveness of the organizations ability to restore IT and operational integrity following a disaster event.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify broad, strategic issues in continuity planning that affect operations.
  • Build the business case to support pro-active and continuous Business Continuity Planning (BCP) development across the enterprise.
  • Develop continuity plans in line with emerging regulatory compliance and corporate governance initiatives.
  • Identify practices aimed at protecting the assets of the organization.
  • Create continuity plans which ensure the safety of personnel and customers, and minimize the organization's legal liability.
  • Develop continuity plans which help to minimize potential economic loss to the enterprise.

Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs) identified within the Specialty Areas listed below. Click to view Specialty Area details within the interactive National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework.

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