FFIEC releases new BCP IT Examination Handbook

The FFIEC released the new Business Continuity Planning (BCP) IT Examination Handbook this month.  The prior BCP IT Examination Handbook was released in March, 2003.  A few new key areas include:

  • Pandemic Planning
  • More emphasis on:
    • Business Impact Analysis (BIA)
    • Risk Assessment
    • Testing

The new BCP IT Examination Handbook has been greatly expanded - to give you an idea, the old BCP booklet (March 2003) was only 57 pages, and the new booklet (March 2008) is 132 pages - more than twice the size - this should also give us an indication of the new importance & emphasis placed on Business Continuity.  

To view the new BCP IT Examination Handbook, go to http://ithandbook.ffiec.gov/it-booklets/business-continuity-planning.aspx.  You can also check out our BCP Software offering.

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