Assignment 1: Continuity Planning Overview

Assignment 1: Continuity Planning Overview
Due Week 2 and worth 75 points

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.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be  typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with  one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA  or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional  instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the  assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title,  and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in  the required assignment page length.

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.