690 words, 2.6 minutes read. By Gerard Blokdyk

Business Continuity Risk Analysis and Testing 1 big thing: Provide training information and or training assistance concerning disaster recovery, business continuity, and pandemic.

The big picture: Make sure your team directs the development of testing strategy, testing criteria, project plan, aligning appropriate IT resources through collaboration with the Business Continuity Program Manager, coordinating all testing resources, development of test scripts, maintenance of all testing results, participation in post mortem and improvement activities.

Why it matters: Work with Business Continuity management to ensure that the disaster recovery (crisis management) and business continuity plans drive disaster recovery (DR) strategy and procedures.

On the flip side: Participate in workshops to identify operational resiliency risks, including business continuity, technology, cyber and third party, and track a portfolio of investable opportunities to enhance resilience of core services and processes.

How it works: Secure that your company facilitates regular disaster recovery meetings to track scheduled and non scheduled changes that impact disaster recovery requirements and documentation.

Go deeper: Verify that your team is developing framework for the standardization of all processes to ensure appropriate monitoring and follow up on key initiatives.

What to watch: Verify that your strategy challenges and provides process improvement strategies on existing procedures and processes across the team and risk organization to achieve efficiencies.

State of play: Oversee that your process provides input for the development of the business units strategic plans to ensure that cost, productivity, quality objectives/expectations and operational goals are met throughout your organization(s).

What we’re hearing: “Assure your staff takes the time to get to know or reach out to managements who show potential that may not come forward on the own., Tech GRC Manager – Data Risk Management

Yes, but: Oversee that your organization incorporates Key Performance Indicators (KPI), metrics and other data driven decision points to assess effectiveness of organization strategic efforts.

What they’re saying: “Perform risk assessments and provide analyses for individual businesses to identify points of vulnerability, single points of failure and identify risk avoidance and mitigation strategies., Cyber Risk IOT, Consultant

Be smart: Make sure your personnel researches purchasing trends, threats/risks to the supply chain, and develops sourcing and procurement strategies to mitigate risk to the supply chain and ensure business continuity.

Between the lines: Guarantee your organization exhibits leadership qualities and actions which create a way for team members to operationalize making extraordinary outcomes in your organization a reality.

Meanwhile: Be certain that your operation is responsible for backup and disaster recovery capability for User Experience technology products to ensure business continuity and consistency with other business recovery plans.

The bottom line: Build and manage a team of IT professionals and vendors to execute projects and provide daily IT operations support to the business as it prepares for commercialization.

What’s next: Verify that your personnel works with Technology Continuity and Resiliency team to incorporate cyber resiliency and data corruption viewpoints and the cyber threat landscape into Technology Resiliency risk profile and threat matrix, strategy, and testing strategy.

ICYMI: Establish that your staff leads the effort in developing secure architecture solutions in the context of the design phase and implementation of projects and services.


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