Mitigating Security Risks: Maintaining Business Continuity

IT Security    |    Intermediate
  • 17 Videos | 1h 44m 18s
  • Includes Assessment
  • Earns a Badge
Business continuity planning (BCP) ensures an organization functions smoothly during an unplanned incident or disaster. In this course, you'll explore what comprises BCP and how you can employ its methods before, during, and after a disaster. You'll learn about the importance of a business continuity plan and what's needed to create an effective one. You'll differentiate a business continuity plan from disaster recovery and emergency action plans. You'll then investigate some of the individual BCP steps in more detail, including the business impact analysis (BIA), risk management plan, and incident response plan phases. Moving on, you'll study what's involved in post-disaster recovery planning. Finally, you'll explore how to achieve business resiliency and excellence in the face of a disaster and during a pandemic, examining not only how to get back to normal but also how to exploit new opportunities and grow.


  • discover the key concepts covered in this course
    describe what's meant by business continuity planning (BCP) in the context of managing threats
    outline what comprises disaster recovery planning and list some types of disaster recovery plans
    compare business continuity planning and disaster recovery planning
    outline how business continuity planning helps reduce the impact of a disaster
    list the steps in the business continuity planning lifecycle that help define an effective business continuity plan
    define the role of the risk management plan as the first step in business continuity planning (BCP)
    define the role of business impact analysis as the second step in business continuity planning (BCP)
    define the role of the incident response plan as the third step in in business continuity planning (BCP)
  • define the role of recovery time objectives in business continuity planning (BCP)
    define the role of recovery point objectives in business continuity planning (BCP)
    define the role of the disaster recovery plan as the fourth step in business continuity planning (BCP)
    compare and contrast a business continuity plan with an emergency action plan
    recognize the role of the organization in community post-disaster recovery planning
    outline the steps to building an organization’s business resiliency in the face of a disaster
    describe using COVID-19 as an example the guidelines and best practices for dealing with and pursuing business excellence during a pandemic
    summarize the key concepts covered in this course


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    Course Overview
    1m 45s
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    Business Continuity Planning for Threat Management
    5m 52s
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    The Role of Disaster Recovery Planning
    5m 45s
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    Business Continuity vs. Disaster Recovery Planning
    7m 17s
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    Business Continuity Planning's Role in Disasters
    9m 15s
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    Business Continuity Planning: The Core Steps
    4m 2s
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    The Role of the Risk Management Plan
    4m 48s
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    The Role of Business Impact Analysis (BIA)
    5m 7s
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    The Role of the Incident Response Plan
    11m 3s
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    The Role of Recovery Time Objectives (RTOs)
    3m 35s
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    The Role of Recovery Point Objectives (RPOs)
    3m 35s
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    The Role of the Disaster Recovery Plan
    6m 20s
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    Business Continuity vs. Emergency Action Plans
    5m 39s
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    Organizational Post-disaster Recovery Planning
    6m 49s
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    Building Business Resiliency During Disasters
    5m 6s
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    Pursuing Business Excellence during a Pandemic
    9m 9s