At least annually the Business Continuity Plan must be tested. Objectives include providing an opportunity for management and staff to review the purpose and contents of the Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Plan. Proper testing should promote key staff’s familiarity with Business Continuity Planning and incident response plans. While alone the tabletop type of exercise is not enough alone, but an important way to test and address areas that might not otherwise be addressable with limited scope technical or alternate site testing. This facilitated session will provide opportunity for discussion and sharing of thoughts, plans and past activities from attendees.
- Build an Effective Tabletop Exercise
- Sample and examples will be available for attendees
- What should be tested
- DIfferent types of exercises
About Ken Shaurette
Ken Shaurette is an experienced security and audit professional with a strong understanding of complex computing environments, legislative and regulatory requirements and security solutions. A founding member and past president of the Western Wisconsin InfraGard Chapter, past president of ISSA-Milwaukee (International Systems Security Association), current president and founding member of ISSA-Madison, past chairman MATC Milwaukee Security Specialist Curriculum Advisory Committee, member of Herzing University’s Department of Homeland Security Degree Program and a member of the Western Wisconsin Association of Computer Crime Investigators (WWACCI).
Shaurette has security information published in several books and trade magazines. In his spare time he finds time to work as director, IT services for Financial Institution Products Corporation (FIPCO®), a subsidiary of the Wisconsin Bankers Association.