Business Continuity Program Assessment and Development
We evaluate our client’s BC management program, including review and gap analysis of policy, governance, management, strategy, documentation and testing. We then provide clients with the best path forward for development of a full BC program.
DETERMINE THE BEST BC PROGRAM FOR YOUR BUSINESS
In recent times, there has been an ever increasing need within organizations to assess the effectiveness of their business continuity program.
Many industry and regulatory standards contain a component of Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning. Yet, while regulatory compliance is part of the issue, organizational executives desire confidence in knowing if their business continuity program will be effective. The question is: Are we doing all the right things in our Business Continuity Management program to not only meet regulatory requirements, but to actually keep our business running after a catastrophic disruption?
CSC focuses on the completeness of the existing program, based upon generally accepted industry standards, regulatory requirements, client policy as well as CSC, globally developed, best practices.
CSC adopts a Balanced Scorecard approach that can run as a stand-alone assessment using BS25999 or ISO22013 as a foundation, or linked to other regulatory and standards compliance. This is a governance approach that enables executive management to set policy and direction, and then have the mechanism for accountability management to ensure compliance.
CSC’s approach can be tailored to assess the current state of the client’s total BCM program, or single components such as disaster recovery. This assessment can then be mapped against industry best practice and CSC’s extensive client base to provide recommended enhancements to the BC program.
PROGRAM MANAGEMENT SPECIFICATIONS
- Assign BC responsibilities
- Implement BC roadmap
- The design
- The build
- How to implement
- Project management methodology
- BCM policy implemented and agreed by senior management
- This policy must include:
- BC objectives
- BC scope
- Program charter
- Testing regime and methodology
- Maintenance method for recovery plans and
- Governance, reporting and compliance methods
Most organizations run their Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery on a lean budget. It is therefore more necessary to have an experienced set of “fresh eyes” review the program with the intent to help strengthen the BCM program. CSC can help you close those gaps in your program that will enable a resilient and sustainable organization, able to survive catastrophic disruptions.