Disaster Preparedness, Recovery & Business Continuity

Thursday, December 7, 2017

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm PT
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm MT
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm CT
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm ET

Is your bank ready for the unexpected? What if sudden disaster strikes? Will your business continuity plan hold up under a real-life disaster? Recent events have taught us that business continuity plans are not just for examiners. They must be well thought out, thoroughly tested, and ready at a moment’s notice.

This session will guide you in creating an effective plan; assessing, managing, and monitoring risks; and working with third-party technology service providers (TSPs) to prepare your institution for a disaster. It will also include “lessons learned” from a banker whose business continuity plan withstood a real-life disaster.

Continuing Education: Attendance verification for CE credits upon request


  • Overview of board and senior management responsibilities
  • Business continuity planning process
  • Business impact analysis (BIA)
  • The three risks: risk assessment, risk management, and risk monitoring and testing
  • Other policies, standards, and processes
  • Third-party service providers' role in maintaining business resilience, with an emphasis on contracts
  • Lessons learned from a banker who recently experienced a disaster
  • Accountholder resources during an emergency

    • Comparative checklist for your current business continuity/disaster recovery plan/policy
    • Business continuity considerations in contracts with technology service providers
    • Threat risk assessment (Excel spreadsheet)
    • Critical function worksheet (Excel spreadsheet)
    • Resources to use during an emergency
    • Employee training log
    • Quiz you can administer to measure staff learning and a separate answer key


This informative session is designed for senior management, business continuity team members, human resources managers, trainers, compliance officers, security officers, or anyone responsible for developing or maintaining a business continuity plan.

PLEASE NOTE: Program content is subject to copyright and intended for your individual financial institution’s use only.