MHA Consulting CEO Michael Herrera presented “Mock Disaster Exercises” at the monthly meeting of the ACP South Texas Chapter in Houston, Texas on January 10, 2017.
After you have spent the time needed to develop Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery plans, training and testing are your next steps. Training those who will use the plan, especially secondary resources who may not have participated in its development, is critical to the success of your efforts, as is the validation of the functional capability and accuracy of your plans.
Training for business continuity is used to familiarize people with the plan elements and processes, and to reinforce basic knowledge of the plan. Having a team well versed in the initial steps of the BC/DR plan will help to ensure an effective and early response.