Business Continuity Planning for Corporations

Provides a detailed roadmap and the phase-by-phase process for developing a clear, comprehensive business continuity plan that complies with legal requirements and satisfies regulatory and statutory standards.

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Companies of all sizes need a comprehensive business continuity plan. Business Continuity Planning for Corporations assists senior management, business leaders, and IT management with minimizing business disruption and its escalation, thus reducing the impact on mandated services and essential functions.

The manual's unique workbook format includes checklists, forms, sample procedures, and questionnaires, which can be tailored to meet the individual needs of the organization. Some of the benefits derived from developing a comprehensive business continuity plan include the following:

•  Reduced legal liability
•  Minimized potential economic loss
•  Reduced probability of occurrence
•  Reduced disruption to normal operations
•  Organizational stability
•  Orderly recovery process
•  Reduced reliance on key personnel
•  Increased asset and record protection
•  Ensured safety of personnel
•  Compliance with legal and statutory requirements
•  Minimized decision-making during a disaster

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The content of this publication is published for the public sector in Sheshunoff's State and Local Government Series: Business Continuity Preparedness.

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Table of Contents

Planning Overview and Methodology

Chapter 1 Laws, Standards, and Frameworks

Chapter 2 Business Continuity Planning Overview

Chapter 3 Business Continuity Planning Methodology

Phase 1: Risk Assessment

Chapter 4 Risk Assessment Process

Chapter 5 Backup and Offsite Storage

Chapter 6 IT Security and Control Considerations

Phase 2: Business Impact Analysis

Chapter 7 Business Impact Analysis

Phase 3: BCP Strategies and Solutions

Chapter 8 BCP Strategies and Solutions

Chapter 9 Contracting for Recovery Services

Phase 4: Plan Design and Development

Chapter 10 BCP Design and Documentation

Chapter 11 Information Technology Disaster Recovery Planning

Chapter 12 Data Collection

Phase 5: Plan Validation — Training, Testing, and Exercise

Chapter 13 Continuity Plan Training

Chapter 14 Testing the Plan

Phase 6: BCP Administration

Chapter 15 BCP Management and Maintenance

Glossary and Index