The Fulton Schools of Engineering is working on an IT Risk Assessment Corrective Action Plan, which includes developing an Engineering Business Continuity Plan. This project is part of ASU’s initiative to develop an Emergency Preparedness Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) for ASU departments. We have reached out to ASU’s emergency and continuity planning office for guidance and plan context. ASU Ready is an on-line continuity planning tool, that will help guide us, through the process and hopefully make it simple!
This tool will help us prepare for those adverse events that we call disasters. Disaster-events can be wide in scope or more localized to a building or unit. The goal of continuity planning is to enable us to continue our mission, despite these events. The plan will be a “living document” and reviewed on an annual basis. It also could involve testing the plan, developing risk mitigation strategies and developing standard operating procedures for critical functions.
The plan will identify:
- Critical Functions performed by each department, and the factors needed for their continuance.
- Information and Strategies that will help during and after the disaster-event.
- Action Items that can be done, starting now, to lessen the impact of these events and make us ready to cope.