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Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning for Your CPA Firm, Company, or Client (BCDR)

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  • Field of Study
    Business Mgmt & Org
  • Level
    Intermediate
  • Credits
    8
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Overview

Did you know that 35% of all businesses never reopen after a disaster, and that not all disasters are weather related? How would the loss of a significant customer or a vendor's bankruptcy affect your operations? The purpose of this course is to help you stay in business by expanding your awareness of both the common and uncommon disasters, learning to rate and rank potential threats, and helping you develop an appropriate response plan that addresses prevention, shared risk, mitigation, and recovery. We will also discuss information technology threats, as only one out of every five businesses survive when they lose computer access for more than 72 hours. This course utilizes real world examples to learn from the good, the bad, and the ugly disaster recovery plans. Every one hour and dollar you spend planning will save you seven after a disaster, and that just may be the difference between survival and failure.

Major Topics:

  • Threat identification and risk assessment
  • Risk ranking to prioritize threats
  • Determining strategies – prevention, protection, or preparation
  • Understanding insurance issues
  • Threats to IT from external and internal sources
  • Cloud computing considerations
  • Disaster preparedness and response plans
  • Writing a disaster recovery plan
  • Successful implementation of a business continuity plan

Learning Objectives

  • Identify a broad range of common/uncommon risks and threats using brainstorming, SWOT analysis, and employee surveys
  • Rate and rank risks using probability analysis and heat maps
  • Identify and mitigate IT risks affecting hardware, software, data security, identity theft, mobile devices and BYOD
  • Provide employees training on travel safety and device protection
  • Prepare and implement a pre-disaster response plan addressing business and employee needs
  • Develop and implement a post-disaster business continuity plan to get your business up and running in the shortest time possible

Who should take this course:

Designed for:

All levels of staff in all industries – public, private, government, and nonprofit

Prerequisite:

A thorough understanding of your business model, critical operations, key personnel, significant customers, and sole suppliers

Advanced Preparation:

None

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