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BCP Command Structure Business Continuity Planning (BCP) is a program that assesses the existing operations, risks, and customer relationships of an organization for the development of organizational preparedness.
By: Douglas Velliquette (posted on January 17, 2005)
The successful implementation of a disaster recovery plan is contingent upon the effectiveness of its design. This paper focuses on specific computer security considerations to be included in disaster planning and recovery strategies.
Disaster recovery, or business continuity planning, is an ever-increasing issue for IT personnel. Why? Well, try to name a company that is beyond dependence on computer and internet technology to maintain a viable business. O.K., besides the Benedictine monks who make that great liqueur or Amish farmers.
This paper discusses the Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP) and addresses the need to incorporate physical surroundings, data, key personnel, and the organization as an individual entity as well as where the coordination of the Business Continuity Plan (BCP) and DRP coordinator belongs within the organization.
This paper addresses the importance of physical security in relation to the protection of data systems and sensitive information including the topics of access control, basic physical security practices, and the importance of contingency planning.
The purpose of this paper is to examine three aspects of disaster recovery, which were found to be the most challenging for many of the companies affected by the 911 attacks: accessing the needed software and technology, staying connected with employees and customers, and the loss of valuable personnel.
This paper provides a discussion on business continuity and disaster recovery plans, which are critical components used to ensure that systems essential to the operation of the organization are available when needed.