Continuity of Operations

  • Security Risk Solutions
  • Continuity of Operations (COOP) represents a critical Information Assurance (IA) activity necessary to ensure an organization’s Mission Essential Functions (MEFs), data, and personnel endure in the face of various threat events.

    MEFs define an organization’s core functional charter, often including focal points such as service delivery, logistics, finance, communications, etc.  COOP represents a framework within which MEF resiliency is addressed through tactical and meaningful measures such as:

    • Disaster Recovery
    • Business Impact Analysis
    • Business Continuity Planning
    • Continuity of Government
    • Information Technology Contingency Planning
    • Incident Response
    • Occupant Emergency Planning
    • Crisis Communications.

    Applying a holistic and programmatic approach to COOP activity, SRS has directly led and/or supported the development of myriad strategic plans and execution-level procedures necessary to sustain several large Enterprise’s MEFs.  Representative results include:

    • Actionable and repeatable methodology for conducting business impact analysis, and documenting responsive site and system specific COOP-oriented plans and procedures
    • Robust library of functional and tabletop Test, Training, and Exercise (TT&E) scenarios, representing legitimate natural, man-made, and technology-oriented threat events, consistent with Federal law and Agency and/or Service-specific requirements.
    • Templates, plans, and procedures that can be leveraged across an Enterprise, engendering comprehensive compliance with a host of security control requirements.
    • Meaningful, measurable, and achievable after-action reports, plans, actions, and milestones.

    SRS, a small woman-owned technology-independent consulting firm, can partner with you to help plan and manage this increasingly important component of operational viability.

    Our professionals have helped corporations such as healthcare and utilities, and myriad government agencies create intelligent, logical, sustainable strategies that successfully navigate these challenges.