Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Planning

 

Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Planning helps safeguard an organization by addressing availability, reliability and recoverability of critical business processes and technology systems after an event that impacts personnel, facilities or IT systems. Stinnett’s Certified Business Continuity Professionals (CBCP) help clients establish Business Continuity programs, develop documented Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Plans and conduct employee training and tabletop exercises. We also assess existing continuity plans for appropriate content or to identify potential improvement opportunities.

DISASTER RECOVERY

Preparing for a disaster before it occurs helps minimize the business impact when it does. This often also gives you the ability to serve customers when your competitors cannot due to sudden disasters or unforeseen circumstances. Typical disaster recovery planning activities include an onsite visit to the vendor’s site as well as:

  • Collaborating on a Disaster Recovery Strategy and Plan
  • Conducting tabletop exercises
  • Setting Recovery Time Objectives (RTO) and Recovery Point Objectives (RPO)
  • Developing a Recovery Guide with clear, tested and reliable procedures for significant disaster events
  • Improving internal and external communication processes
  • Documenting external vendor contacts and dependencies
  • Reasonable assurance of data recoverability based on the results of periodic testing
  • Clear, complete instructions for restoring or rebuilding critical systems and data

BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLAN

Having a Business Continuity Plan can reduce the financial and operational exposure of a prolonged business outage. The nature and approach of our engagement depends upon the client’s exact needs and can include the following additional benefits:

  • Identification of business areas where cross-training or standard operating procedures may be necessary
  • Support for adherence to legislation and compliance primarily seen in banking and financial industries
  • Positive impact on insurance and risk management
  • Identification of gaps in the business requirements and IT’s current ability to restore supporting technology in the timeframe required by the business owners

Contact us

Toan Nguyen, CIA, ABCP
Toan Nguyen, CIA, ABCP
Senior Manager, Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Planning
Office(s): Oklahoma City, San Antonio, and Tulsa
Jennifer Brandt, CISA, CBCP
Jennifer Brandt, CISA, CBCP
Principal, Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Planning
Office(s): Dallas, Denver and Houston