Business continuity management and disaster recovery are about an organization being prepared for business disruption and taking the necessary actions to get the business operational as soon as possible after an incident occurs. This course provides a strong foundation in each area by looking at what business continuity management is, why it’s important and how it can be implemented within the overall risk management process, before reviewing the disaster recovery process.
The objectives of this course are to provide you with and understanding of:
- The value of business continuity management to an organization
- The business continuity management process
- The impact of business disruption on an organization and how long disruption should be tolerated
- The business continuity implementation process and implementation planning
- Disaster recovery strategy and the importance of disaster recovery planning
- Different standby systems and how these relate to recovery time
- The importance of robust documentation and testing of the plan
This course is ideal for members of information security management teams, IT managers, security and systems managers, information asset owners and employees with legal compliance responsibilities. It acts as a foundation for more advanced managerial or technical qualifications.
There are no specific pre-requisites to study this course, however a basic knowledge of IT, an understanding of the general principles of information technology security, and awareness of the issues involved with security control activity would be advantageous.
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Welcome to the Business Continuity Management and Disaster Recovery Learning Path.
Business continuity management and disaster recovery are about an organization being prepared for business disruption and taking the necessary actions to get the business operational as soon as possible after an incident occurs. This falls within the overall risk management framework.
Both areas relate to the organization’s people, premises, processes and procedures. However, a business continuity plan focuses on the recovery of business and workgroup functions – like operations, sales and HR – whilst a disaster recovery plan relates to technology platforms and associated technology functions like servers, mainframes and, networks.
This learning path has two videos to provide you with a strong foundation in each area:
- The first is about understanding what business continuity management is, why it’s important and how it can be implemented within the overall risk management process
- The second video looks specifically at disaster recovery systems, planning and documentation
The videos are supported by quizzes for you to check your understanding as you work through them.
Fred is a trainer and consultant specializing in cyber security. His educational background is in physics, having a BSc and a couple of master’s degrees, one in astrophysics and the other in nuclear and particle physics. However, most of his professional life has been spent in IT, covering a broad range of activities including system management, programming (originally in C but more recently Python, Ruby et al), database design and management as well as networking. From networking it was a natural progression to IT security and cyber security more generally. As well as having many professional credentials reflecting the breadth of his experience (including CASP, CISM and CCISO), he is a Certified Ethical Hacker and a GCHQ Certified Trainer for a number of cybersecurity courses, including CISMP, CISSP and GDPR Practitioner.