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- 41.5% of the study respondents indicated that their program's maturity level is reviewed on an annual basis.
- Almost half of the study respondents (47.5%) noted that their program was thoroughly updated in the last 12 months with a complete refresh of methodology or an overhaul of program tools.
- Respondents noted the least amount of program integration with executive protection, privacy, records management and third-party risk management.
- 30% of the study respondents noted annual business continuity expenditures of $1,000,000 USD or greater.
- The top business continuity budget line items include Full Time Internal Staff, Consulting, Hot-site/ Outsourced Alternate Site, Software, Hardware and DR Technology.
- Organizations with 50,000 - 149,999 employees on average have 25 individuals dedicated to business continuity program planning efforts across the entire organization while 1,101 are involved, but not dedicated.
- 31% of the study respondents conduct or have conducted an active shooter exercise.
- In regards to where the business continuity program reports within an organization, the data findings show that Information Technology dropped from 27% to 18%, while the Business Continuity Office increased from 10% to 17% and Risk Management increased from 11% to 18% between 2009 from 2014.
- 45% of the study respondents conduct an annual internal audit of their program.
- 21% of organizations will be hiring employees dedicated to their program planning initiatives in the next year.