Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning

Schneider Downs Risk Advisory professionals understand that business continuity provides a framework for building organizational resilience and the capability for an effective response through managing processes to identify the following potential risks, threats, and vulnerabilities that could affect continued operations:

  • Advances in technology
  • Cyber threat considerations
  • Utilizing insurance as a risk transfer tool
  • Strategies for manufacturing
  • Supply chain processing
  • Risk management concepts
  • Legal and regulatory concerns

We are committed to the continued understanding of risks that have the potential to impact business operations. Specifically, what sets us apart is our commitment to continue professional education and the fact that management of our Risk Advisory Practice has obtained the Certified Business Continuity Lead Auditor (CBCLA) certification, which is one of only 64 certified professionals globally.

Approach

Created and maintained by Disaster Recovery Institute International, The Professional Practices for Business Continuity Management is a body of knowledge designed to assist in the development, implementation, and maintenance of business continuity programs. These professional practices, along with the NFPA 1600 Standard on Disaster/Emergency Management and Business Continuity/Continuity of Operations Programs and our industry experience will serve as a baseline to assess the existing Plan in helping to identify gaps and deficiencies, while providing recommendations as necessary.

Our approach and core areas of focus for the assessment will include but not be limited to the following:

  1. Assess Management’s Buy-In and Ongoing Support of the Plan
  2. Assess the Risk Assessment Approach and Frequency
  3. Assess the Business Impact Analysis (BIA)
  4. Assess the Business Continuity Strategies based upon the Risk Assessment and BIA
  5. Assess the Incident Response Plan and its Effectiveness
  6. Assess the Plan and the Implementation Procedures
  7. Assess the Awareness and Training Programs
  8. Assess Ongoing Testing and Maintenance of the Plan
  9. Assess Crisis Communication Procedures
  10. Assess Coordination Efforts and Procedures with External Agencies

We will perform our assessment with the assistance of management to ensure resources and information remains readily available.