Continuity Program Definition
Building a business continuity program begins with establishing internal governance structures and custom elements of your organization’s unique business continuity lifecycle. A management-approved policy statement together with a set of standard operating procedures clarifies how the program will operate over the long term and provides a method for measuring performance and assuring management accountability.
Business Impact Analysis (BIA)
Another foundational element of the business continuity planning process is identifying your organization’s business and technology recovery objectives in a Business Impact Analysis. The BIA clarifies the scope of the planning effort and enables management to focus scarce resources on critical elements of the business. There are many ways to identify recovery objectives. And while the process may be heavily influenced by the organization’s culture, a BIA does not have to be a huge undertaking.
Risk Assessment & Strategy Identification
Recovery Point’s risk assessment approach mirrors enterprise-wide risk management concepts by both estimating the likelihood of risk occurrence and identifying opportunities to control the likelihood and severity of disruptive events. We identify likely sources of availability risk, current-state controls to mitigate risk and options to further mitigate the likelihood of the event — to a level acceptable to management. Equally important, we enable you to perform similar assessments in the future by providing you with the tools and framework to monitor risk and risk mitigation efforts. Finally, we provide objective assistance with the design and selection of business continuity strategies, including risk mitigation, crisis management, crisis communication, business resumption and IT disaster recovery strategies.
We can assist with the development of plan structures and initial content. We also train plan owners on how to use and maintain their plans, and assist with identifying tools to manage your plans utilizing either your existing IT infrastructure or a third party tool.