The service continuity plan is verified and validated.
Verifying and validating the service continuity plan helps to ensure preparedness for various threats and vulnerabilities before a significant disruption occurs. This practice enables reviews, tests, and demonstrations to be conducted in a relatively benign environment.
Accomplishing verification and validation includes selecting appropriate methods, conducting verification and validation, and analyzing results.
- Peer reviews
- Discussions with end users, perhaps in the context of a formal review
- Prototype demonstrations
- Functional demonstrations (e.g., testing a backup file system, exercising an alternative communication network to coordinate service delivery, switching to manual processes)
- Pilots of training materials
- Tests of the service system and its components by end users and other relevant stakeholders
- SCON.SP 3.1 Prepare for the Verification and Validation of the Service Continuity Plan
- Prepare for the verification and validation of the service continuity plan.
- SCON.SP 3.2 Verify and Validate the Service Continuity Plan
- Verify and validate the service continuity plan.
- SCON.SP 3.3 Analyze Results of Verification and Validation of the Service Continuity Plan
- Analyze the results of verifying and validating the service continuity plan.