"This report details the results from this exercise including how the exercise was constructed by the financial services sector through a public-private partnership, the findings from the exercise, and future considerations for the sector and the regulators. Beginning September 24, 2007, more than 2,700 U.S. financial services organizations participated in a 3-week exercise simulating a severe global pandemic flu. The scenario for this exercise posed a realistic picture of the possible systemic risks to the sector and its dependencies on other critical infrastructures. Based on the findings of this exercise, it appears that while there will be significant impacts to the financial services sector, the sector overall will continue to operate and cope with these impacts. The exercise highlighted the need for organizations to include a pandemic-specific focus in their overall business continuity planning efforts. At the start of the exercise, more than one-third of participants stated that they had not yet developed pandemic-specific business continuity plans. However, after the exercise 91 percent of participants said they would apply lessons they learned from the exercise to refine their organizations' business continuity plans."
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