Who We Are

Continuity Professionals of OHIO (CPO) is a not-for-profit association with a focus on continuity of operations, 
disaster recovery, information security, and resiliency. We share our knowledge and experiences to proactively
prepare for interruptions that affect our corporations, customers, and communities.

CPO has been in existence since 1986.

CPO is a 501(c)6 not-for-profit organization.

 Our Mission

Our mission is to ensure that we are properly positioned to respond to and recover from any interruption.

About Contingency Planning

Resources Needed

  • Business Units
  • Vital Records
  • Voice Communication
  • Escalation Procedures
  • Recovery Procedures
  • Data Communication
  • Off-Site Storage
  • Computer Processing

Business Continuity Plan

  • Prevention
  • Response
  • Recovery
  • Resumption
  • Restoration

Design and Development

  • Evaluate BIA and Risk Assessment
  • Mitigate risk(s) identified
  • Develop phases for implementation
  • Determine Recovery Time Objective (RTO)
  • Determine Recovery Point Objective (RPO)
  • Develop backup procedures
  • Select recovery strategies
  • Develop work area backup procedures

Why Plan?

  • Decide Who, What, Where and How.
  • - Who will be involved in - and perform - the recovery?
  • - What will be needed to be recovered?
  • - Where will you go to recover?
  • - How do you recover?
  • WHEN is the only thing not known!

Program Approach

  • Definition
  • Functional Requirements
  • - Business Impact Analysis (BIA)
  • Design and Development
  • - RTO and RPO
  • Implementation
  • Exercise and Monitoring
  • Maintenance

Professional Practices

  • Project Initiation and Management
  • Risk Evaluation and Control
  • Business Impact Analysis
  • Developing Business Continuity Strategies
  • Emergency Response and Operations
  • Developing and Implementing Business Continuity Plans
  • Awareness Programs and Training
  • Maintaining and Exercising the Business Continuity Plans
  • Crisis Communications Coordination with External Agencies