How can you be sure your business continuity plans deal effectively with a wide
range of potential disruptions or disasters? How can you be certain all the
elements of your complex enterprise will recover using these plans or that they
will stand up to an audit by the regulator ?
comprehensive, multi-dimensional and on going BCP DRP testing program is the only
way to achieve the level of confidence you and your senior executives expect.
International testing experts can design, manage and help
execute a testing program for your organization with consultants available to:
- Assess your test experience and BCP
/ DRP objectives
- Recommend the type of tests that validate your enterprise’s recovery
- Design a long range testing program with clear, usable management metrics
- Prepare meaningful test scenarios, learning objectives, and success
- Manage the staging and execution of scheduled tests
- Use command center tools to capture auditable, team actions,
communication details, improvements and lessons learned during the test
- Develop pre and
post test action plans to fill the gaps, prioritize organizational
issues and plan improvements to your business continuity program.
- Recommend training and awareness curricula for test participants
- Review/Analyze the integration of plan maintenance and testing
- Develop training programs for future BCP test managers.
Continuity Plans can be progressively tested to confirm that maximum benefit is
derived. The Methodology consists of the following phases:
Continuity International will comment on the overall effectiveness of the plans and may suggest
adjustment are made to the plans before any further test phases are commenced.
Passive Walk Through
Phase will increase the awareness for all participants concerning their
Modules will be used to ensure a constant and structured approach.
Test Scenario is compiled based upon realistic circumstances to your industry /
location and potential threats especially if you are an "icon"
company. The participants
will be asked to invoke the plans and to perform their individual roles in order
to recover from the scenario.
a result of the Scenario Workshop, the Physical Test will involve the actual
attendees at the recovery site.
and are in order.
Live Simulation Test
a result of the preceding phases, a live Simulation Test is the ultimate proof
of the effectiveness of the plans. The Live Simulation Test should only be
attempted when a high degree of confidence has been generated by the successful
completion of the previous phases and consensus to the Live Test.
Recovery Test Status Report will be produced at the end of each phase of the
test with recommendations for improvement in the short, medium and long term
provided with an ongoing maintenance program.
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