Business Continuity Planning: Outsourcing as an Effective Alternative

Brian Zawada, FBCI Brian Zawada, FBCI | Apr 20, 2018

Brian Zawada, Avalution  |  Monday, April 16, 2018  |  3:00PM – 4:00PM  |  RIMS 2018

Explore the pros and cons of outsourcing the business continuity planning (BCP) process to a third-party through a managed services contract. Find ways an outside entity can interact with operational areas to create requirements, recovery strategies, BCP documentation, exercises and continual improvement strategies. Clarify the management and reporting process and the interaction of IT disaster recovery and emergency management.

Learning Objectives:

  • Contrast the advantages and disadvantages of outsourcing BCP
  • Determine if your organization’s culture and expectations preclude BCP outsourcing
  • Evaluate the cost-effectiveness of outsourcing BCP