Tech Time: Maintaining a business continuity testing strategy

CUs need to think beyond the typical annual DR review to developing a business resumption plan for crisis situations.

“Yes, annually.” Were I to ask executives at your credit union if you perform a regular disaster test, I suspect that would be the answer. The question of how this testing fits into the credit union’s business resumption testing strategy is what I hope to answer with this article.

Your credit union’s business continuity or resumption testing strategy is the enterprise-level plan developed to determine—through completion of various exercises and training—how well it is prepared to prevent, protect, mitigate, respond and recover when a business-interruption event occurs.

  • Enterprise-level means the strategy extends beyond just examination of computer systems, networks, and IT personnel to include all employees, departments and areas.


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