CIS 359 Week 2 Assignment 1 Continuity Planning Overview

 

Assignment 1: Continuity Planning Overview

Week 2

 

Suppose you were recently hired for a new initiative as a business continuity lead / manager at a medium-sized healthcare company. You have been asked to prepare a presentation to the Board of Directors on your main duties for the company and how your position could help protect the business in case of a large-scale incident or disaster. You have been alerted that since this is a new initiative and could come with a potentially large price tag, there is skepticism from some of the Board members.

 

Write a three to four (3-4) page paper in which you:

 

  1. Explain the basic primary tasks, ongoing evaluations, and major policy and procedural changes that would be needed to perform as the BC lead / manager.
  2. Provide insight on how to plan the presentation to garner management and Board buy-in for those who are skeptical.
  3. Discuss the first four (4) high-level activities that would be necessary in starting this initiative in the right direction and describe the potential pitfalls of each.
  4. Speculate on the most comprehensive and / or critical challenge(s) in the infancy of this initiative and explain how to overcome that challenge(s).
  5. Use at least three (3) quality resources in this assignment.Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources.

 

 

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Compare and contrast the methods of disaster recovery and business continuity.
  • Explain risk management in the context of information security.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in disaster recovery.
  • Write clearly and concisely about disaster recovery topics using proper writing mechanics and technical style conventions.