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The BCI guide to… exercising your business continuity plan

The BCI guide to… exercising your business continuity plan

News   •   Mar 18, 2015 10:49 GMT

​We all know that we need to exercise our business continuity plans, it’s the only way to find out whether they will work. Of course that’s with the exception of a live incident, but during a disaster is really not a good time to find out your plan doesn’t work. But what type of exercise should you run, how often should you run them, how to you plan them and how do you assess them?

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​Shhhhhh... Don’t tell anyone the scenario

​Shhhhhh... Don’t tell anyone the scenario

Blog posts   •   Feb 09, 2017 14:59 GMT

Through working both as a consultant and as a full time organizational business continuity resource, a common theme of exercising keeps becoming apparent. Each year we hope to amaze and terrify our BC exercise participants with our well thought out, taxing and relevant BC exercise scenario by keeping it secret.

We have a recovery plan and exercised it, what next?

We have a recovery plan and exercised it, what next?

Blog posts   •   Sep 13, 2016 15:56 BST

Once you have a good working recovery plan in place, don’t go through the motions of doing the same exercise every year with the learning points diminishing each time. Get the team thinking about other aspects of the recovery which can often be done without a lot of time or expense but adds value and robustness to your ability to recover after an incident.

​Seven tips for cyber exercises

​Seven tips for cyber exercises

Blog posts   •   Apr 15, 2016 10:17 BST

Organisations are increasingly focused on understanding the impacts a cyber attack could have on their operations and reputation. Many are now using cyber scenarios in their crisis exercises to test and validate their assumptions on how they would respond and reflect on the unique challenges a cyber attack could bring.

Implementing dialogue based exercise

Implementing dialogue based exercise

Blog posts   •   Oct 23, 2015 12:10 BST

Kuniyuki Tashiro MBCI is a Senior Consultant at InterRisk Research Institute Consulting Inc and will be discussing exercises within the 'recovery and resilience' section at the BCI World Conference on Tuesday 10th November, starting at 14:00.