CHAPTER 7: IT COULD HAPPEN TO ANYONE, COULDN’T IT?

“Forget the adage about learning from your own mistakes. It’s safer and more entertaining to learn from other people’s mistakes!”

This section contains a series of accounts of BCP exercises that did not go quite as intended. Sometimes, the difference between success and failure can simply be how much attention you pay to detail. It is also certainly worth keeping in mind that if a live exercise goes wrong and you end up with a disaster of your own making, you may find that your actions have invalidated any business interruption insurance that you may have. Check with your insurer before finding out the hard way.

7.1 Did you hear the one about the Irish business continuity exercise?

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