Mitigating Security Risks: Maintaining Business Continuity

IT Security    |    Intermediate
  • 17 videos | 1h 36m 48s
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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


  • 1m 45s
    In this video, you’ll learn more about the instructor and the course. In this course, you’ll learn about business continuity and its components. You’ll compare business continuity with the disaster recovery plan and the emergency action plan. The course will also cover Business Impact Analysis, or BIA. Later in the course, you’ll learn the steps to define a Business Continuity Plan. FREE ACCESS
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    In this video, you’ll learn more about the threats that can impact organizations. First, you’ll review what threats are. Threats exploit weaknesses and affect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of an organization’s assets. Threats can cause destruction, disruption, or modifications of assets. You’ll remember threats can include things like unauthorized access, disclosure of confidential data. These threats can impact the availability of assets in terms of conducting a denial of service attack. FREE ACCESS
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    3.  The Role of Disaster Recovery Planning
    5m 45s
    In this video, you’ll learn more about Disaster Recovery Planning. You’ll learn Disaster Recovery Planning is a method of provisioning for responding to incidents that may occur. The plan is designed to reduce the impact of a disaster on assets within the organization. Disaster Recovery Planning is a continuous process. It must be reviewed from time to time because business processes may also change and new risks may pop up. FREE ACCESS
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    4.  Business Continuity vs. Disaster Recovery Planning
    7m 17s
    In this video, you’ll learn more about the fundamental differences between business continuity and disaster recovery. You’ll learn that business continuity is a complete lifecycle of reduction, response, recovery, and return. You’ll discover business continuity is a proactive solution, you must get your organization ready before a disaster strikes. If you have systems in place to cope with a disaster, you’ll minimize the impact of the disaster. FREE ACCESS
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    5.  Business Continuity Planning's Role in Disasters
    9m 15s
    In this video, you’ll learn more about the potential costs of unplanned downtime. You’ll learn there are two types of unplanned downtime, man-made and natural. Man-made includes things like hacking, fires, intentional and unintentional data deletion, and accidents. Accidents include things like accidental data deletion or accidental destruction or damage of a particular asset. Natural unplanned downtime includes things like hurricanes, tornadoes, tsunamis, volcanoes, and earthquakes. FREE ACCESS
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    6.  Business Continuity Planning: The Core Steps
    4m 2s
    In this video, you’ll learn more about the Business Continuity Planning lifecycle. You’ll also look at the outcomes of this type of planning. The lifecycle begins with data gathering. This data defines the objective of your Business Continuity Planning. Then you’ll move on to business impact analysis. This helps you figure out what kind of business processes you need to safeguard. FREE ACCESS
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    7.  The Role of the Risk Management Plan
    4m 48s
    In this video, you’ll learn more about the Risk Management Plan. The Risk Management Plan defines potential risks and their impact, probability, and responses. You’ll need to identify the risks and then define their impact and their probability. The Risk Management Plan helps you define how you’re going to respond to a particular risk. It also helps you define the tools you’ll need to use to manage the risks. FREE ACCESS
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    8.  The Role of Business Impact Analysis (BIA)
    5m 7s
    In this video, you’ll learn more about Business Impact Analysis or BIA. You’ll learn the BIA is part of the disaster recovery plan. It’s also part of the business continuity plan because the disaster recovery plan is part of it. You’ll see that when you create a Business Impact Analysis, you’re also creating part of the disaster recovery plan. The BIA is used to determine the criticality of systems, services, and functions within the organization. FREE ACCESS
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    9.  The Role of the Incident Response Plan
    11m 3s
    In this video, you’ll learn more about incident response plans. You’ll learn incident response plans are processes used to stop and contain an incident. And incident response itself is a process, it’s not an isolated event. Whenever an incident occurs, the response is based on the incident response plan. This means your team needs to work in a coordinated and structured approach to handle any incident. FREE ACCESS
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    10.  The Role of Recovery Time Objectives (RTOs)
    3m 35s
    In this video, you’ll learn more about the Recovery Time Objective or RTO. You’ll learn in detail what the recovery time objective is. You’ll discover it’s the amount of time in which you can recover the impacted functions after a disaster occurs. You need to determine how much downtime you can bear when a disaster takes place. That’s the recovery time objective. That’s the time in which you must recover your system. FREE ACCESS
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    11.  The Role of Recovery Point Objectives (RPOs)
    3m 35s
    In this video, you’ll learn more about the Recovery Point Objective or RPO. You’ll learn the recovery point objective is the amount of acceptable downtime for a business when a disaster strikes. This is the downtime you can accept. The RPO also defines the amount of acceptable data loss. There will always be some data loss because your system is down. You just need to decide how much data you can afford to lose. FREE ACCESS
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    12.  The Role of the Disaster Recovery Plan
    6m 20s
    In this video, you’ll learn more about the Disaster Recovery Plan, or DRP. You’ll learn a DRP is a well-documented and structured approach that guides an organization in terms of resuming its operations after an unplanned incident occurs. Generally, incidents are unplanned because you don't plan for any incident to happen within your organization. These unplanned incidents could be a network breach, a major server crashing, etc. FREE ACCESS
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    13.  Business Continuity vs. Emergency Action Plans
    5m 39s
    In this video, you’ll learn more about the Emergency Action Plan or EAP. You’ll also learn the differences between BCP and EAP. The EAP is a written document required by OSHA to facilitate and organize employers and employee actions during workspace emergencies. It defines what you need to do if there’s a workplace emergency. This means organizations must have an emergency action plan readily available so it can be referred in case of an emergency. FREE ACCESS
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    14.  Organizational Post-disaster Recovery Planning
    6m 49s
    In this video, you’ll learn more about post-disaster recovery and what you should avoid in post-disaster recovery. Post-disaster recovery is about recovering from a disaster and getting the organization’s services and functions back to normal. To do this, your stakeholders must come together and put everything back into normal functioning mode to help recover from disaster. It’s critical for stakeholders to work together to ensure post-disaster recovery takes place in the proper way. FREE ACCESS
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    15.  Building Business Resiliency During Disasters
    5m 6s
    In this video, you’ll learn more about business resiliency. You’ll learn this is the potential of an organization to continue to provide service in unfavorable conditions or disasters. Business resiliency says an organization is resilient to any kind of disaster. It says that even if disasters occur, organizations can still continue to provide services. Business resiliency is also the ability of organizations to adapt to changing environments while working towards objectives. FREE ACCESS
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    16.  Pursuing Business Excellence during a Pandemic
    9m 9s
    In this video, you’ll learn more about how to pursue business excellence during a pandemic. A pandemic creates a chaotic situation around the world. Many organizations are not ready for such a situation. Many companies will go bankrupt. However, even during a pandemic, some organizations will show business growth. This is because they’ll make decisions in the initial stages which lead to growth. Here, you’ll learn key points business leaders of such organizations follow. FREE ACCESS
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    17.  Course Summary
    1m 42s
    In this video, you’ll summarize what you’ve learned in this course. You’ve learned basic concepts of Business Continuity Planning. You explored BCP, disaster recovery, business continuity versus disaster recovery, the role of business continuity planning, and steps in business continuity planning. You also learned about the risk management plan, BIA, the incident response plan, RTO, and RPO. Finally, you covered the emergency action plan, post-disaster recovery planning, business resiliency, and pursuing business excellence during pandemics. FREE ACCESS


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