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Business Continuity Planning. April 29, 2005 Edmonton Sean Lawson, CBCP Linc Group Corp. Resources. DRI Canada – www.dri.ca Business Continuity Institute – www.thebci.org Disaster Recovery Information Exchange - West ( www.drie-west.org )

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Business continuity planning

Business Continuity Planning

April 29, 2005

Edmonton Sean Lawson, CBCP

Linc Group Corp.


Resources

Resources

  • DRI Canada – www.dri.ca

  • Business Continuity Institute – www.thebci.org

  • Disaster Recovery Information Exchange - West (www.drie-west.org)

  • Disaster Recovery Journal – www.drj.org

  • Laye, John. Avoiding Disaster, 2002


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Business Continuity Planning

The process of developing advance arrangements and procedures that enable an organization to respond to an event in such a manner that critical business functions continue with planned levels of interruption or essential change. – DRI International

SIMILAR TERMS: Contingency Planning, Disaster Recovery Planning, Business Resumption Planning, Continuity of Operations Planning.


Business continuity planning

BCP is about managing risk

Stakeholders/

Customers

Suppliers

Legislation

Operations

Revenue

Employees

Market Forces

Technology


Business continuity planning

BCP is about managing risk

Stakeholders/

Customers

Suppliers

Legislation

Operations

Revenue

Employees

Market Forces

Technology


Threats

Threats

  • Y2K

  • 9/11 terrorist attacks

  • Anthrax - Bio-terrorism

  • SARS

  • Power Black Out

  • Enoch gas well blow-out

  • Edmonton Floods

  • Avian Influenza (verge of a pandemic)

  • Direct and Indirect effects


Risks

Risks

  • Injury/deaths (staff, public, stakeholders)

  • Financial losses (revenue, cash flow)

  • Lost customers, suppliers, partners

  • Damaged reputation

  • Lost equipment, property, facilities

  • Legal liability


Frequency vs likelihood

Frequency vs. Likelihood

Source: Contingency Planning Research, Inc.


Costs of an outage

Costs of an Outage

Source: Contingency Planning Research, Inc.


What if we re not prepared

What if we’re not prepared

  • Consequences of a major business disruption in the absence of a BCP Plan:

    • only 43% of businesses without plans resume operations after a disabling disaster; of these,

    • only 12% are still in operation two years after a disabling disaster.

Source: Contingency Planning Research, Inc.


Bcp professional practices

BCP - Professional Practices

  • Project Initiation and Management

  • Risk Evaluation and Control

  • Business Impact Analysis

  • Developing Business Continuity Strategies

  • Emergency Response and Operations

  • Developing and Implementing Business Continuity Plans

  • Awareness and Training Programs

  • Maintaining and Exercising Business Continuity Plans

  • Public Relations and Crisis Communication

  • Coordination with Public Authorities


State of the bcp industry

State of the BCP Industry

  • Growing trend toward standardization.

    • Formalized education and training

    • Certified practitioners

    • Standards and Legislation

      • PIPA

      • ISO 17799

      • NFPA 1600

  • Increasing social and corporate awareness.

    • Personal preparedness

    • Corporate responsibility

    • Business best practice


Fed prov local activities

Fed/Prov/Local Activities

  • Federal

    • Emergencies Act, Emergency Preparedness Act

    • PSEPC (OCIPEP)

    • NERS

  • Provincial

    • Disaster Services Act and Regulations

    • GOA Planning and Coordination

      • EMA (and EPOs)

      • Departmental BCP

  • Municipal

    • Disaster Services Act and Regulations

    • Engaging community partners

    • Planning


Bcp benefits

BCP Benefits

  • BCP is a “best practice” for any organization

    • Resilient to minor and major events

    • Increased capacity to meet operational surges

    • Clarifies priorities

    • Engages employees and builds confidence

  • Immediate value

    • Understand your organization

    • Identifying synergies within your operations

    • Identify threats

    • Feed priorities into strategic planning


What to do next

What to do next?

  • Get affiliated.

  • Get certified.

  • Get planning.


Business continuity planning

Sean Lawson, CBCP

Linc Group Corporation

[email protected]

780-964-1049


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