Many organizations that encounter an unplanned outage can tolerate only a short amount of downtime before they experience a significant revenue loss or other adverse business impact. In the event of a security breach or natural disaster that halts day-to-day operations, organizations need to recover as quickly as possible. Not having a disaster recovery plan in place can put the organization at risk of significant financial costs, reputation loss, and unintended consequences to customers. This course prepares students to lead an organization’s disaster recovery and business continuity program development. Students will learn how to develop, implement, and evaluate a disaster recovery and business continuity program based on established industry standards. Program components include incident response, technical recovery, crisis management, work area recovery, and pandemic plans. Student will learn how to mitigate risk, protect vital records, data, human resources, physical assets, and communicate to managers, employees, customers, suppliers, regulators, and legal throughout an unplanned event.