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Critical Components of Disaster Recovery

Wendi Finn, CPA

IS Security Solutions

Thursday, January 16, 2020 | 10:30 AM EDT

  • CPA

1 Credit


Subject Area

Information Technology

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Course Description

Did you know that 35% of all businesses never reopen after a disaster. A comprehensive disaster recovery plan is vital to ensure the ongoing ability to conduct business in the event of a disruption. Such plans provide detailed procedures to recover disrupted systems, and help return organizations to business as normal. 

The purpose of this course is to help you stay in business by expanding your awareness of both the common and uncommon disasters, learning to rate and rank potential threats, and helping you develop an appropriate response plan that addresses prevention, shared risk, mitigation, and recovery. The primary purpose of a disaster recovery plan is to minimize negative impacts operationally and financially.

We will also discuss information technology threats, as only one out of every five businesses survive when they lose computer access for more than 72 hours. This course will take you through the steps required to put together an IT disaster recovery plan. We will delve into the most important recovery planning considerations and review a number of questionnaires and templates to help get you started. 

Lastly, we will discuss control procedures that can be implemented, critical monitoring that should be performed and recovery strategies to ensure systems can be recovered efficiently.


Learning Objectives

  • Define disaster recovery and business continuity.
  • Identify critical components of disaster recovery and business continuity plans.
  • Identify process controls to consider when developing disaster recovery and business continuity plans.
  • Discover strategies for implementing, testing and maintaining the plans.
  • Explore solutions available to assist with writing and maintaining the plans.

Who Should Attend?

  • Accounting Firm
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  • CPA - Small Firm
  • CPA in Business
  • Cybersecurity Pros
  • Entrepreneurial Accountant
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  • Tax Firm
  • Tax Pros
  • Young CPA