The FFIEC's 13 Exam Objectives for Business Continuity & Resilience

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Solid business continuity planning in action can be an amazing thing. Is your plan robust and ready?

The FFIEC has promulgated 13 exam objectives on this issue.  Will you pass the examination?  Will your plan sail you through the potential “floodgates” of the next emergency, or will it take on water? 

  • Prepare to meet the 13 objectives outlined in the examination manual
  • Discuss the 10 steps of the business continuity lifecycle
  • Examine third-party service provider contracts for business continuity
  • Ensure the board receives adequate BCM program communication
  • Communicate the internal auditor’s role in assessing the BCM program’s design effectiveness
  • Consider new technologies and emerging threats for inclusion in the plan
  • Share resources with staff and accountholders during a disaster


How quickly your bank can get back to serving accountholders after a cybersecurity attack, hurricane, wildfire, pandemic, or flood often depends on the existing business continuity management (BCM) program.  The FFIEC provided guidance regarding the contents of your program, but also emphasized the importance of a continuous cycle for assessing resiliency using a 10-step approach.  As technology evolves so do the threats that could hamper an institution’s ability to provide financial services.  Business continuity and resiliency plans create a game plan for minimizing interruptions during a crisis.

Your BCM program must keep pace with the emergence of new threats, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, and the evolution of products and services.  With this webinar, you’ll learn the examination procedures, resilience strategies, and how to incorporate the 10 steps of the business continuity lifecycle.  Two other key components are communication with the board and your internal auditor’s role in assessing the BCM program’s design effectiveness. While disasters can’t be predicted, you can ensure your institution has a solid business continuity management program that will pass muster during an examination and be a valuable tool when disaster strikes!


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Presented By

Molly StullMolly Stull
Brode Consulting Services, Inc.