Workshop on BCP/DR
Business Continuity Planning (BCP) is how an organization prepares for future incidents that could jeopardize the organization. Incidents include local incidents like building fires, regional incidents like earthquakes, or national incidents like pandemic illnesses.

BCP is a part of an organizational learning effort that helps reduce operational risk associated with lax information management controls. This process may be integrated with improving information security and corporate reputation risk management practices.

BS 25999 is a new independent standard for BCP released by the British Standards Institute. Prior to the introduction of BS25999, BCP professionals relied on the BSI information security standard BS7799, which only peripherally addressed BCP to improve an organization's information security compliance.

Disaster Recovery (DR) is the process, policies and procedures of restoring operations critical to the resumption of business, including regaining access to data (records, hardware, software, etc.), communications (incoming, outgoing, toll-free, fax, etc.), workspace, and other business processes after a natural or human-induced disaster.

To increase the opportunity for a successful recovery of valuable records, a well-established and thoroughly tested disaster recovery plan must be developed. This task requires the cooperation of a well-organized committee led by an experienced chairperson.

A disaster recovery plan (DRP) should also include plans for coping with the unexpected or sudden loss of communications and/or key personnel, the focus of which is data protection.

About this workshop

In today’s global economy, organizations face different challenges on their road to success. Business entities are challenged by many factors and organizations successes are not measured only by its financials and brand equity. Instead its ability to cope with undesired events and resilience it has built within to sustain them.

Disruptions can affect any business, anywhere, at any time and the severity may vary from time to time. Be it risk of natural disasters, threat of terrorist attacks, loss of power, theft, hardware failure or security breaches, businesses need to build resilience on various support systems and infrastructure. Businesses must ensure that such disruption are over come quickly & with minimal after effects so that all stake holders are re-assured. Yet less than 30% of organizations have comprehensive and updated Business Continuity plans.

Business have evolved over a period of time and such reliance are built by enterprises ad-hoc, based on short term needs and are on stand-alone basis. Developing a comprehensive and integrated Business Continuity Plan is a challenge faced by most enterprises.

Business Security becomes an important component of the business and provides confidence to the entire business ecosystem. Eventualities become manageable issues, responses predictable and business deliveries balanced.

This workshop aims to provide an approach to developing a comprehensive Business Continuity Plan, auditing and testing of BC Plans by adopting global best practices and standards.

Benefits

Surviving a disaster cannot be left to chance; business continuity planning must become embedded in strategic and operational plans for the business functions, human resources, facilities and technology.

This program enables organization to strengthen their management systems and capabilities to enhance organizational resilience.

On attending this workshop, participants will get a better understanding of

  • How to develop a Business Continuity plan
  • Proven techniques to assess and reduce risk and impact
  • Business Impact Analysis
  • Why many plans fail
  • Latest techniques to make Disaster Recovery planning easier
  • How to organize for survival
  • How to evolve appropriate response strategies

Who should attend

This course is meant for professionals responsible for an organization’s key functions such as

  • Security Management
  • Facilities Management
  • Human Resource Department
  • Administration Department
  • Financial Department
  • Emergency Unit
  • Operations
  • Supply Chain
  • Risk and Crisis Management

Anyone aspiring for a career in Business Continuity Planning and Disaster Recovery would benefit from this course.

Course Outline

  • Introduction to Business Continuity (BC) and Disaster Recovery (DR)
  • Assessing Risks in Enterprises
  • Prioritizing systems and functions for recovery
  • Developing the BC and DR Plan and integrating organizational relationships
  • Developing BCP strategies
  • Implementing BC & DR Plans
  • Testing and Dry Runs
  • BCP Program Sustenance
  • Trends & Future Directions
  • Road Map for Deployment
  • Auditing of BCP
  • Out line of Standards such as BS 25999 / TR 19 / SS 507
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