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OUR PROCESSES

Business Impact Analysis (BIA) and Risk Assessment (RA)

Our Business Impact Analysis (BIA) and Risk Assessment (RA) is a strategic process designed to assess the impacts associated with the loss of critical business, facility, resource, or operational process in the event of a major disruption, event or catastrophic disaster. The information gathered during this BIA is a critical part of developing a Business Continuity Plan. It takes into account all inputs and output of the organization. It links people, technology and process together establishing time priorities, dependencies and impacts.  Because of the importance of this planning effort, members are assigned from all major areas. The team is responsible for assisting in the preparation, as well as overseeing the process required to implement, validate and maintain the information for the BIA .

Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan

Our Comprehensive Approach to Emergency Management Plans is a four step process based on FEMA emergency management guidelines and Continuity of Operations Plan Guidelines.  Emergency Management Considerations include the direction & control of plans, communications, life safety, property protection, community outreach, recovery & restoration, administration & logistics. 


Our certified professional have extensive industry experience and are ready to assist you in all aspects of planning. We can assist you with:

· Reviewing and maintaining your CEMP

· Testing and exercising your CEMP

· CEMP workshops to train staff

· Writing or updating your CEMP

· Providing additional resources such as staff as needed to complete your CEMP

· Compile and create your one uploadable .PDF file

Speak with one of our CEMP coordinators/specialist today.                                                                                                                                                                                                     

IT Disaster Recovery Process

Our process addresses the essential elements and support capabilities of the BC/DR planning process.


Through the continual six step process for BC/DR planning and COOP planning, requirements are identified and new solutions are implemented. The Continuity Planning model represents a continual process for developing, validating and refining the continuity plan. 


The LSH Group utilizes the Industry Best Practices for Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Plan initiatives. Utilizing this BC/DR planning model will enable businesses and organizations to continue to perform essential functions during a wide range of emergencies, including acts of nature, accidents and technological or attack-related emergencies which the community depends on for sustaining their personal safety, source of income and quality of life.

Continuity of Operations

Our processes and templates address the essential elements and support capabilities of the COOP planning process. 


Through the continual six step process for BC/DR planning and COOP planning, requirements are identified and new solutions are implemented. The Continuity Planning model represents a continual process for developing, validating and refining the continuity plan. 


The LSH Group utilizes the Federal Emergency Management model for Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) initiatives. Utilizing this contingency planning model will enable public or private sector organizations to continue to perform essential functions during a wide range of emergencies, including acts of nature, accidents and technological or attack-related emergencies which the community depends on for sustaining their personal safety, source of income and quality of life. We follow the established Continuity Program Management Cycles.

Plan Table-Top Exercises

Our Table Top Exercise is an informal discussion-based activity in which key personnel assigned business continuity and/or disaster recovery management roles and responsibilities are gathered to discuss, in a non-threatening environment, various simulated situations. Participant expectations are to engage in the conversation and interject additional issues that may arise. A facilitator guides participants through a discussion of one or more scenarios. The facilitator controls the pace and flow of the exercise to stimulate discussion, draw out answers and potential solutions. The duration of a tabletop exercise depends on the audience, the topic being exercised and the exercise objectives. Many tabletop exercises can be conducted in a few hours, so they are cost-effective tools to validate plans and capabilities.  

Contingency Program

Plan maintenance, monitoring and tracking can be a challenge, especially in economic downturns. Businesses and organizations will fail to set budgets to the IT Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery plans on an ongoing basis. The philosophy is that money has been spent to establish a plan and that should be sufficient. There are other business needs that take a priority. If there is not an accurate and up-to-date plan businesses and organizations can be adversely affected in the advent of a disruption or disaster. Without proper maintenance, plans have a limited value. Our process covers effective methods for maintaining the plan from the initial document through all the phases to maintenance and distribution.


Benefits of a well maintained plan include:

· Available and ready to go in the event of a disruption or disaster

· All the appropriate recovery procedures and call outs are implemented

· Successful recovery