Business Continuity Planning: It's All About Risks & Resources


Presented by: Dana Turner

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A Business Continuity (Disaster Recovery) Plan isn't just a component of the institution's strategic plan -- having one is also a regulatory requirement for every form of financial institution. The requirement for developing and maintaining the required, institution-wide Business Continuity Plan presents special concerns for the Security Officer -- who often also serves as the institution's Business Continuity Plan Coordinator. The tools for complying with the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council's Interagency Policy On Contingency Planning -- and most state's requirements -- are documented in the FFIEC's Information Systems Examination Handbook.

What institutions often overlook are the issues relating to resource allocation -- the necessary "people, places and things" that are identified during the risk assessment process. The institution must maintain realistic and practical solutions to resolving the critical resource allocation issues that are likely to impact the institution, including:
  • People: Employees, insiders, institution-affiliated parties (and their families), customers, vendors and third-party service providers
  • Places: Facilities that the institution owns, manages, maintains, leases or controls
  • Things: Assets, equipment, supplies, records and documents
You will learn disaster prevention and business recovery strategies, planning techniques and action tactics that you can use yourself -- and that you can then teach to others within your institution. You will also learn how to identify the real sources of loss exposure within your institution; the obvious and not-so-obvious methods for using your institution's resources effectively -- before and during any type of disaster; and the most successful methods for reinstalling all of your institution's components in the shortest amount of time.

This presentation provides a logical and strategic model that's designed to help the institution's Board of Directors, senior managers and security personnel understand the true scope of the disaster management and business recovery planning process within your institution. By understanding the cause and effect relationships involving the creation of an effective resource allocation process and its likelihood of survival after a disaster, you can develop and implement a comprehensive institution-wide Business Continuity Plan that will significantly reduce your institution's operating risks.

Presentation Topics
  • What Is A Disaster?
  • What Should A Business Continuity Plan Do?
  • What Are The Best-Recognized Types Of Disasters?
  • What Are The Most Commonly Reported Disasters?
  • What Will Likely Happen During A Disaster?
  • What Should Be The Goals Of The Business Continuity Plan?
  • What Resource Allocation Issues Should The Business Continuity Plan Address?
  • How Should The Business Continuity Team Be Created?
  • Summary
Presentation Objectives
This presentation is designed to help you:
  • Identify and describe the major provisions of current Business Continuity Planning guidelines; the responsibilities of the Federal and state agencies responsible for monitoring compliance; and the responsibilities of the institution's Board of Directors and other employees required by the regulations
  • Assess the impact of these requirements upon the institution and it's Business Continuity Plan
  • Design or recommend appropriate changes to the institution's policies and procedures to address the requirements
  • Conduct a risk assessment that emphasizes effective resource allocation
  • Prepare the annual report for the Board of Directors required by the regulation
  • Train or recommend training for the Board of Directors and senior management personnel about their responsibilities and the projected impact of business continuity requirements
Presentation Audience
  • Security Officers
  • Business Continuity Team members
  • Board of Directors
  • Auditors
  • Human Resources Managers
  • Facility Managers
  • Training Managers
  • Compliance Officers
About the Speaker: Dana Turner is a security practitioner based in Pipe Creek, Texas. Dana has served as a law enforcement officer in several capacities -- including the investigation of business and banking crimes -- and he is celebrating his 34th year in crime.

As a speaker and conference facilitator, Dana has delivered thousands of platform, telephone and Internet presentations. He has designed and participated in continuing education programs offered by state and national banking and credit union associations, state and federal examining and law enforcement agencies -- and state and national security, audit and human resources organizations.

As a consultant, Dana has participated in or led hundreds of projects and assisted in the development and delivery of components of seminars, schools and conferences. As a writer, Dana has written many manuals and books -- and numerous newspaper, trade publication and magazine articles published and distributed both nationally and internationally. Dana is the author of the Financial Institution Security Library and he also serves as one of the moderators in's Security Forum.

This program was recorded in its entirety in April 2006. The CD-ROM includes program slides, materials (if available) and follow-up Q & A document.

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This product was added to our catalog on Monday 20 December, 2004.

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