Business Continuity Plan
Our easy-to-use interface streamlines the business continuity process to ensure regulatory compliance.
Get Help with Your Plan
We’ll walk you through the BCP Blueprint app that sets up your plan
Maintain Your Plan
We regularly update the app to accommodate changing regulations and trends in compliance
Test Your Plan
Perform and document an annual test
Ideal for Community Banks and Credit Unions Who:
- Need a better way to build and maintain a Business Continuity Plan
- Are not sure if their Business Continuity Plan is keeping up with changing regulations
- Have an old paper copy on a shelf that isn’t being maintained or tested
- Are worried that their BCP would not provide a critical recovery
- Don’t know if their BCP would pass the new IT examination procedures (InTREx)
- Require reports that satisfy examiners
- Want to get senior management, the board, department heads and IT compliance personnel more involved in the BCP process
Be Prepared for
- Vandalism and Looting
- Transit System Disruptions
- Fraud, Theft, Blackmail
- Water System Disruptions
- Hazardous Spills
- Disaster Communication with Customers and Employees
- Flood, Water Damage
- Air Contaminants
- Severe Weather
- Power Failure
- Equipment and Software Failure
The BCP Blueprint App
We’ve adapted the FFIEC’s BCP IT Handbook into one simple app. We’ll also walk you through the initial setup.
Our experts regularly update the app to accommodate changing regulations and trends in compliance. We’ll notify you by email if you need to make changes.
Relevant data that you’ve entered into other Safe Systems services, like our Vendor Management app, seamlessly integrates with BCP Blueprint.
Receive one-on-one testing with one of our compliance specialists — documented for your next exam
Each test will identify aspects of your plan that need to be addressed
Using the GAP Analysis, you’ll know exactly where to adjust your plan
Web Based Access
We ensure the app is kept recent on regulatory changes and trends in compliance
For your next exam
Conducted by a Compliance Expert
- Review of your current plan
- Assistance entering your current plan into the app
- Assistance entering needed adjustments to your plan
- Guidance on answering tricky questions during setup
Easily organize different departments to assist in your plan
Interdependency Mapping and Prioritization
Identify key processes and programs, how they are connected to each other, and prioritize which are the most critical to ensure they are addressed first in a disaster
Business Impact Analysis (BIA)
Evaluate the potential effects of an interruption to critical business operations as a result of a disaster, accident or emergency
Critical Resource Identification
Identify the technology components that are required to perform critical business functions
Identify on individual threat types that would have the most significant impact on the institution
BCP Tabletop Test
Different threat scenarios every year
Guidance with test objectives
Threat scenario during test
Assistance with the execution, evaluation, assessment, and reporting of test results
Update plan with results of test (GAP Analysis)
Review and approve test results with senior management
Innovative Solutions Award
Bank News, 2017
Frequently Asked Questions
FAQ About Business Continuity Planning
What is included in a Business Continuity Plan?
A Business Continuity Plan should include the following major phases: Business Impact Analysis; Risk Assessment; Risk Management; Risk Monitoring, Testing and Training; along with documented policy and procedures.
Who needs to maintain the Business Continuity Plan at a community bank or credit union?
Maintaining your BCP requires input from all departments, with one person typically designated as the plan’s owner. It’s common for an Information Security Officer or Compliance Officer to be the assigned owner.
Where can I get help with my Business Continuity Plan?
Safe Systems offers BCP Blueprint to help community banks and credit unions build and maintain their BCP to meet the regulatory requirements today and the changes the future will bring.
How often should community banks or credit unions update their Business Continuity Plan?
BCP updates need to occur when there are changes to regulatory requirements, changes to products and practices at the institution, or when your previous update was at least a year ago.
How do I know if our Business Continuity Plan meets examiner expectations?
Safe Systems can provide you with a free review of your Business Continuity Plan and inform you if your plan meets current regulatory expectations.
What does a Business Continuity Plan cost?
Prices often vary based on condition of current plan, size of the institution, complexity of the institution, and goals of the institution.
Ready to get started with BCP Blueprint?
A community bank or credit union’s Business Continuity Plans needs to be reviewed, tested and adjusted regularly. To make it easier to manage, we offer a web-based application to help you build and maintain your plan and keep up with changing regulations. Take advantage of automation with our business continuity planning software designed for efficiency and real-world application in the event of an unplanned business outage.