Business Continuity Basics David Tickner MBCI Business Continuity

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Business Continuity Basics David Tickner MBCI

Business Continuity Basics David Tickner MBCI

Business Continuity Planning • What is it? • Why is it so important? •

Business Continuity Planning • What is it? • Why is it so important? • What part can you play? • What’s in it for you? 2

What is BCP? • the processes by which business can be maintained to an

What is BCP? • the processes by which business can be maintained to an acceptable level until full processes and systems are restored • the plans and supporting procedures that guide the continuity or timely recovery of business operations following an unplanned interruption to business operations over an extended period • BCP is about minimizing the impacts of critical events on an organisation and its stakeholders [internal and external] 3

Business Continuity in context Disaster Recovery - the creation & execution of plans to

Business Continuity in context Disaster Recovery - the creation & execution of plans to recover the data & systems of an organisation to the point immediately prior to the interruption Contingency - the physical or process alternative to a single point of failure eg. Back up generator for power failures Operational Continuity - the alternative processes implemented during a failure, which allow the “process” to continue, whilst relying on the contingencies or DR Plans to restore full operations Business Continuity - the processes by which business can be maintained to an acceptable level until full processes and systems are restored

Where does BCP Fit In A Key Component of Compliance & Business Resilience MYTHS

Where does BCP Fit In A Key Component of Compliance & Business Resilience MYTHS & ASSUMPTIONS Emergency Management IT/DRP Risk Management BR BCP Crisis Management • If you have an IT DR Plan you don’t need BC Planning • Contingency planning and risk management cover BCP • We’ve already got Evac. Plans • We’re well insured against losses • We’ve been OK until now and survived a few problems – we’ll be OK! • BCP is a minimalist approach

Goals of BC Planning • To identify the organisation’s key processes • To identify

Goals of BC Planning • To identify the organisation’s key processes • To identify the critical underlying technology & services • To identify the critical stakeholder relationships • To identify the alternative approaches • To establish a plan[s] that can be readily and effectively activated • To provide real operational alternatives 6

In the event of……. The nature of the major impact incidents would be those

In the event of……. The nature of the major impact incidents would be those that result in: – Extended loss of, unavailability of or denial of access to the organisation’s – – major location at. . . . . ; Extended loss of, or unavailability of key personnel required to deliver the key functions; Extended and significant interruption to critical supply chain goods and services; Extended loss or unavailability of critical infrastructure necessary for the operation of the organisation or the delivery of its services; Extended loss of or unavailability of key information/vital documents, including electronic data & systems, Or the combination of or consequential impacts of any of the above impacts.

Why is BCP so important? • Recent international and business crisis events – September

Why is BCP so important? • Recent international and business crisis events – September 11 – Asian Tsunami – BP Oil Rig blow-out - Hurricane Katrina - Christchurch ‘quakes - Carbon Tax • Corporate governance/compliance – Sarbanes-Oxley, APRA, ASIC/ASX, because of failures like • HIH Insurance, Enron • Protecting assets, employees and stakeholders – The influenza pandemics • Government - for the public good – New fire warning and evacuation regulations – Public transport, public safety 8

The Basic BC Planning Model 9

The Basic BC Planning Model 9

Identifying Key Stakeholders Supplier’s Supplier(s) Supplier Customer’s Customer(s) A C S S B S

Identifying Key Stakeholders Supplier’s Supplier(s) Supplier Customer’s Customer(s) A C S S B S Your Organisation C A C B Potential impacts on you Potential impacts you could create

Recovery Actions – too soon? Or too late? COST/IMPACT Short RPO RTO Reco very

Recovery Actions – too soon? Or too late? COST/IMPACT Short RPO RTO Reco very solu t Long RPO MAO ion tion act Imp t ac hou wit Unrealistic - Cost Realistic - Optimal time, cost & Impact Unrealistic - Impact & Time TIME

A Simple BCP Everyone has done BC Planning before. Just take a holiday…. .

A Simple BCP Everyone has done BC Planning before. Just take a holiday…. . seriously

The Safeway Warehouse Fire A perfect scenario…. . 13

The Safeway Warehouse Fire A perfect scenario…. . 13

In review What went right? What went wrong?

In review What went right? What went wrong?

The Real Benefits of BCP • • • Maintaining a viable ongoing business Continuity

The Real Benefits of BCP • • • Maintaining a viable ongoing business Continuity of key services Reduces and manages uncertainty An aid to meeting legal and moral commitments Protection of: – – Staff & staff confidence Assets Reputation Economic position • A firm level of security for both suppliers and customers 15

Establishing a lasting & effective culture Business Continuity Essentials: – Corporate Commitment – Staff

Establishing a lasting & effective culture Business Continuity Essentials: – Corporate Commitment – Staff understanding & training – Stakeholder engagement – Planning & testing – Continuing Review and Revision

Your Presenter David Tickner MBCI Consulting Principal – Computrix Services P/L

Your Presenter David Tickner MBCI Consulting Principal – Computrix Services P/L