Tom Williams

Tom Williams is the Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery Strategy Manager for Centurion Disaster Recovery®, a division of Jack Henry & Associates, Inc.® (JHA). Tom joined Centurion in 2000 to establish a business continuity consulting practice, a project which consisted of building and training the consulting staff, developing a business continuity planning methodology, and producing the associated customer deliverables. Once the practice was established, the consulting team began to deliver business continuity planning (BCP) services to financial institutions throughout the country. Tom and his consulting team are also responsible for developing JHA’s corporate BCP program.

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A Proven Approach for Enhancing Your Cyber Security and Business Continuity Testing

Posted by Tom Williams

Wed, Jan 29, 2020 @ 10:28 AM

Over the past several years, I’ve had the pleasure of working with many financial institutions (FIs) reviewing and testing both their Incident Response Plan (IRP) for Cyber Security and Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery Plans (BC/DRP). I am pleased to say that most FIs have plans in place to deal with unplanned outages, whether cyber or disaster related. However, the effectiveness of those plans to truly protect the FI and its customers is highly dependent on testing the plan at various levels.

One of the challenges of testing is keeping people involved and excited about the testing process. Getting them to show up for the tests, and more importantly, to follow up and modify their portion of the plan based on the test results.

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Topics: Information Security, Cybersecurity, Risk/Fraud

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