Business Conitnuity Planning

Organizations must make disaster planning a top priority if they are to prevent data loss and maintain business continuity in times of crisis. Unfortunately, day-to-day operations too often usurp the time that IT professionals might otherwise devote to critical disaster planning efforts. If your organization does not have an existing Business Continuity Policy or an outdated plan,

Megahertz ’s Certified Business Continuity Planners (CBCP) can aid in the development of one.

The process is simple:

  1. Business Impact Analysis (BIA) – A BIA allows you to develop an understanding of how tolerant a business process is in respect to business disruption, the effect of supply to the process, and the ability of resources to deliver on its commitment to support the process during a loss of service.
  2. Technology Strategy – Designing an appropriate network with just right balance of technology, manual human intervention and budget is key to success during this phase.
  3. Documentation – Having documentation that contains not only a business resumption plan at an enterprise level, but one that also contains individual departmental recovery procedures will cut your losses dramatically.
  4. Testing – Testing your plan regularly and making adjustments to the documentation and procedures after every test and system change or update are critical to successful execution of your plan during that time of crisis.

Today with so many cyber threats to your business it is critical at all times, your organization can continue to function during a crisis. Business Continuity Planning helps your organization anticipate incidents that may affect mission critical business functions, and ensures that you can respond in a planned and controlled manner that allows minimal loss of business and productivity. Even your vendors and service e providers need to demonstrate resiliency with respect to cyber threats as mandated in the recently released FFIEC Appendix J.

Our highly-experienced and knowledgeable analysts offer a wide range of business-related experience enabling us to provide your organization with a clear assessment of your risk and insightful recommendations that will help you realize the many benefits of “Business Continuity Management” including process review and redesign, incident response planning and risk management.