Now Available – Protiviti’s Guide to Business Continuity FAQ Third Edition

January 6, 2014

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Business Continuity was been a hot topic this year with many of my clients.  Events like Hurricane Sandy have brought the need for BCM and DR to the forefront with Boards of Directors and executive management.  Protiviti has just updated its frequently asked questions guide for business continuity management to help companies address this ongoing need.

Download your copy of this great publication and get access to more information on BCM at http://www.protiviti.com/BCM.

Here is a synopsis of the new publication:

Business continuity management is the development of strategies, plans and actions that provide protection or alternative modes of operation for those activities or business processes which, if they were to be interrupted, might otherwise bring about a seriously damaging or potentially significant loss to the enterprise.
Extreme weather, crippling failure of mission-critical systems, cyberattacks, supply chain disruptions and pandemic risks are just some examples of events that can impact organizations adversely. Yet the reality is that many companies never see or fully consider potential threats to their business until the damage has been done. During such times, business can come to a standstill.
Many of the aforementioned risks are evolving and present growing business continuity and disaster recovery challenges for businesses, particularly with regard to maintaining critical IT systems and processes. This is the focus of the third edition of Protiviti’s Guide to Business Continuity Management: Frequently Asked Questions. Our intention is to help companies evaluate and manage these risks through a comprehensive set of recovery and operational plans.
Among the key areas covered in this guide are:
  • Business continuity strategy design
  • Plan development and strategy implementation
  • Training and awareness
  • Testing and maintenance
  • Compliance monitoring and auditing
  • The regulatory environment
  • Industry-specific programs for business continuity management