Nov 9

The FFIEC’s 13 Exam Objectives for Business Continuity & Resilience

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  • Unlimited Access to Webinar Recording
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This is a 90-minute webinar.

10:00 am – 11:30 am HST
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm PT
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm MT
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm CT
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm ET

Solid business continuity planning in action can be an amazing thing. Is your plan robust and ready? The FFIEC has promulgated 13 exam objectives on this issue. Will you pass the examination? Will your plan sail you through the potential “floodgates” of the next emergency, or will it take on water?


  • Prepare to meet the 13 objectives outlined in the examination manual
  • Discuss the 10 steps of the business continuity lifecycle
  • Examine third-party service provider contracts for business continuity
  • Ensure the board receives adequate BCM program communication
  • Communicate the internal auditor’s role in assessing the BCM program’s design effectiveness
  • Consider new technologies and emerging threats for inclusion in the plan
  • Share resources with staff and accountholders during a disaster


How quickly your credit union can get back to serving accountholders after a cybersecurity attack, hurricane, wildfire, pandemic, or flood often depends on the existing business continuity management (BCM) program. The FFIEC provided guidance regarding the contents of your program, but also emphasized the importance of a continuous cycle for assessing resiliency using a 10-step approach. As technology evolves so do the threats that could hamper an institution’s ability to provide financial services. Business continuity and resiliency plans create a game plan for minimizing interruptions during a crisis.

Your BCM program must keep pace with the emergence of new threats, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, and the evolution of products and services. With this webinar, you’ll learn the examination procedures, resilience strategies, and how to incorporate the 10 steps of the business continuity lifecycle. Two other key components are communication with the board and your internal auditor’s role in assessing the BCM program’s design effectiveness. While disasters can’t be predicted, you can ensure your institution has a solid business continuity management program that will pass muster during an examination and be a valuable tool when disaster strikes!

Attendance certificate provided to self-report CE credits.


This informative session is designed for senior management, business continuity team members, human resources managers, trainers, compliance officers, internal auditors, risk managers, security officers, and anyone responsible for business continuity management.


  • Business continuity contract considerations for technology service providers
  • Critical function worksheet in Excel
  • Threat risk assessment in Excel
  • Checklist for critical business continuity reporting to the board
  • Employee training log
  • Interactive quiz


NOTE:  All materials are subject to copyright. Transmission, retransmission, or republishing of any webinar to other institutions or those not employed by your financial institution is prohibited. Print materials may be copied for eligible participants only.


Brode Consulting Services, Inc.
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