Presentation on theme: "Dealing with Your Worst Nightmare - A Practical Approach to Business Continuity Planning David de Fiebre TUG Meeting – Cottage Grove, Oregon October 29,"— Presentation transcript:
Dealing with Your Worst Nightmare - A Practical Approach to Business Continuity Planning David de Fiebre TUG Meeting – Cottage Grove, Oregon October 29, 2009
Key Points Disaster Recovery vs. Business Continuity Business Continuity Planning DR/BC planning dovetails with Information Security planning (and maybe ITIL?)
Disaster Recovery vs. Business Continuity BC is Business centric not technology centric Business is people People communicate with other people People use information to communicate
Disaster Recovery vs. Business Continuity Assumptions You have systems disaster recovery handled Most organizations stop at DR Few organizations address business continuity
Disaster Recovery vs. Business Continuity Disaster recovery plans are great but what if you can't get to your systems? Building destroyed Building uninhabitable – Fire Marshall stands between you and plan execution People can't get to work
Business Continuity Planning Systems security professionals – information security vs. information availability How do you keep business running? What is needed to keep business running?
Business Continuity Planning Who do I depend on? Who depends on me? What if I couldn't be there? What if they couldn't be there?
Business Continuity Planning Components of a BC Plan Business impact analysis and assessment Build a plan Train to the plan Implement the plan. (I hope you never implement the plan!)
Business Continuity Planning Don't recreate the wheel Business continuity plan templates Google “business continuity plan template” SearchDisasterRecovery.com TechRepublic.com University IT web sites: Illinois and Notre Dame have been useful to me ISSA and ISACA
Business Continuity Planning Dovetails with information security and other IT planning processes (ITIL) Who needs what, when, where, and how?
Business Continuity Planning Data classification and business impact analysis Importance of data/systems drives both planning processes
Business Continuity Planning ITIL service delivery planning supports BC planning Repeatable, documented, and controlled process
Business Continuity Planning Summary Disaster recovery is a given but you can't stop there Planning processes are not stand alone Don't duplicate effort Don't recreate the wheel Be pragmatic