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SEC Collective Knowledge: Business Continuity Program

SEC Collective Knowledge: Business Continuity Program


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This document is based on a presentation in response to new regulations and corporate scrutiny on business crisis management planning, as a result of national incidence, business reporting requirements and corporate and board level risk assessments.

This presentation includes:

  • Baseline program elements, which define the program that Council members and faculty, and research indicate is the current trend to mitigate major risks
  • Program characteristics: The elements most frequently identified in successful programs or that lead to the success of programs and executive support. These characteristics are most often the items included in benchmarking studies due to the fact they are readily observable and often most similar in sector company comparisons
  • A program maturity model has been included . Although there is no widely recognized model for corporate security, the collective knowledge of faculty and members clearly identified these 5 elements as stages of progress that security programs evolve through . With these stages we can clearly evaluate any program.
  • Graphics to effectively communicate to senior management included: Corporate Contingency Planning Umbrella and Current State Assessment

This presentation can be used as a benchmark for your program or to educate senior management (or new leadership) on your program or direction you are trying to take it. The role of the security function is very dependant on the corporations culture and definition of security. There is no one industry standard. The ability to demonstrate the successful range of business continuity programs and the role of security will go a long way in providing options from which a program can be modeled. This collective knowledge is also for our own documenting, understanding and evaluation of the function as it currently exits.

To gain an in-depth understanding of this resource and how you can apply it, please click here to view our Tools and Solutions Snapshot videos.

** Note: This resource is available as a part of the MSU/SEC Business Continuity Working Group.  It is also available at no cost or at a discount to the Council community and strategic alliance partners based upon their level of involvement. Please contact Rob West if you need assistance.

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