Designing, Implementing, and Maintaining a Business Continuity Plan

The ability to recover from an incident is crucial to a company's survival. A business continuity plan can help a company quickly recover and survive these critical incidents while maintaining the trust of customers, investors, and vendors.
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Oct 9, 2018
Duration
2h 10m
Table of contents
Course Overview
Business Continuity and the Risk Management Process
Assessing Vulnerabilities and Threats
Implementing Strategic, Tactical, and Operational Solutions
Testing Business Continuity Solutions
Embedding Business Continuity and Cybersecurity into the Culture
Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Oct 9, 2018
Duration
2h 10m
Description

Business continuity planning is a crucial component of responding to critical incidents, ensuring customer, investor, and vendor confidence, and can ultimately determine long-term survival of a company in the aftermath of a disaster. In this course, Designing, Implementing, and Maintaining a Business Continuity Plan, you will learn the foundational concepts of what comprises a successful business continuity plan. First, you will see how to assess risk. Next, you will explore how to develop a business case to secure funding, strategic, tactical, and operational controls that every business continuity plan should have as well as ways to embed business continuity and cybersecurity into your company's culture. Finally, you will be taught best practices for delivering training to ensure maximum participation and impact throughout all levels of your organization. By the end this course, you will have a solid understanding of what business continuity planning means to your organization, how to get started, and how to make sure the plan is complete, realistic, and actionable.

About the author
About the author

Chris is a lifelong learner and professional information technologist, trainer and IT Manager. Married with 3 children, Chris is interested in martial arts, working out, spending time with family and friends and being creative whenever possible.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone, my name is Christopher Rees, and welcome to my course, Designing, Implementing, and Maintaining a Business Continuity Plan. I'm both a Pluralsight author, as well as a senior IT Ops manager with over 20 years of IT experience, both creating training and teaching students around the world, as well as managing teams and infrastructure that serves millions of customers and spans multiple data centers around the country. Business continuity planning is a critical part of any company's success, and something every company needs to invest in and also do correctly. Catastrophes, as we know, are never planned, so being prepared ahead of time can literally make the difference between surviving an incident and becoming an unfortunate statistic. In this course, we're going to cover all the major components of creating a successful business continuity plan, including how to design, implement, and maintain the plan. Some of the major topics that we'll cover include establishing a successful business case; assessing risk and conducting a business impact analysis; strategic, tactical, and operational controls that every business continuity plan should have; different ways to test the plan to make sure they're realistic and also comprehensive; embedding business continuity and cybersecurity into your company's culture; and best practices around delivering training to ensure maximum participation and impact. By the end of this course, you'll have a good understanding of what business continuity planning means to your organization, how to get started, and how to make sure the plan is complete, realistic, and actionable. Before beginning this course, you should be lightly familiar with general business, IT, and cybersecurity concepts. From here, you should feel comfortable with business continuity planning, and also be ready to dig deeper into disaster recovery and cybersecurity courses like Security+. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn business continuity planning with Designing, Implementing, and Maintaining a Business Continuity Plan here at Pluralsight.