Contingency Planning

The following video demonstrates the importance of reviewing and testing your backup and contingency plans.  Below the video you will find key control points for improving contingency planning.  Also, see related policies and articles regarding contingency planning.

Control Points

  • Develop and maintain plans that enable short and long term recovery of IT systems.
  • File plans with Emergency Management and the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO).
  • Identify business operations or information technology resources that are at risk.
  • Include sufficient detail to enable full resumption of normal operations.
  • Respond to all public inquiries about such incidents.
  • Test Disaster Recovery Plans and emergency procedures.
  • Track, record, and report all disaster recovery activities.
  • Train staff to efficiently and effectively execute Disaster Recovery Plans.