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  You can also check out our BCP Software offering.