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Posts by Tim Daugherty

What are some key credit union table top exercises?

For a credit union that is just starting out with Disaster Recovery planning, we always recommend that you perform a table top scenario that impacts your whole credit union. Read on to learn about table top exercises. We recommend starting with a scenario like a fire – something that will impact your data center as…

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Before, During & After A Hurricane – Ensuring Your Credit Union Is Prepared!

Tis the season… Hurricane season that is. Have you reviewed your Credit Union’s hurricane disaster recovery plan? Credit Union hurricane planning is important! Even though the hurricane season spans from June through November the three peak months are August, September and October. It’s during these three months that a large majority of tropical storms, hurricanes…

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Top 3 Disaster Recovery Recovery Strategies for Credit Unions

When you start to think about Credit Union DR Strategies it can be overwhelming. It was hard to identify just 3 of the many strategies needed but here is my top 3  disaster recovery strategies for Credit Unions. Strategies: Communications System(s)/Data Recovery Network Connectivity   Communications is key in many ways and there are so…

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How to Interpret Your Credit Union Business Impact Analysis Results

So, you have completed your Credit Union’s business impact analysis (BIA) … now what? After all the data gathering, data input and the report creation tasks are completed how do you interpret the results? First step before actually using the business impact analysis the data must be validated. Usually a team or committee should review…

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What Should Non-Critical Credit Union Staff Do During A Disaster?

So when disaster strikes what should the Credit Union personnel be doing? Who are the critical and non-critical personnel? How do we determine how many people we need? These are some questions I get asked while helping Credit Unions with their business continuity planning. First we need to determine which staff are non-critical. This can…

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BCP Supporting Documentation, How much is Too Much?

I get asked by a lot of people when reviewing their departmental business continuity plans, “Do I have enough supporting documents in my plan?” or “How do I know if I have enough supporting documents in my plan?” Usually people will just do a data dump from their intranet site or their mapped drive for…

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When Is Cash King – "Crisis Cash"

In today’s world, the need to carry cash is not a necessity. Plastic cards have taken over how we purchase everyday items that we want or need. To be honest the only time I carry cash is when I travel so I can tip people who help me. I use plastic for everything! Those little…

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