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Course Description

The continued successful operation of an organization depends on senior managements awareness of potential disasters, their ability and commitment to support the development of a plan that minimizes disruptions of critical functions and the responsiveness and capabilities of the organizations entire team, to recover essential operations expediently and successfully.

Part 1 of this course begins with an examination of the necessity of maintaining a viable ability to sustain ongoing operations across the enterprise. A further analysis of the similarities along with the differences between a business continuity, disaster recovery and incident management plans will be discussed. The necessity of establishing and building a successful business case for recovery spending will be examined.

Throughout the presentation questions will be presented for the participants consideration when examining the resiliency, sustainability and effectiveness of these critical recovery documents.

Learning Objectives

After completing Part 1 of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the reasons why viable recovery strategy(ies) are essential to sustaining ongoing operations.
  • Appreciate the extent to which the recovery depends on pre-planned resources and pre-defined actions.
  • Identify the options available for recovery and how to select those most appropriate.
  • Discover strategies designed to decrease potential exposures leading to and resulting from a disaster event
  • Distinguish between business continuity, disaster recovery and incident management planning.
  • Name specific elements essential for inclusion in developing a successful business case for business continuity and disaster recovery strategic planning.

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.