CHAPTER 1

The Practice of Business Continuity Management

This chapter will introduce the concept of business continuity management with a particular reference to cybersecurity. It will describe the need for, and the benefits of, business continuity within all kinds of organizations and will cover some basic business continuity terminology.

What Exactly Is Business Continuity Management?

Many people think that business continuity is all about protecting the future of the organization against some form of disruption. This is perfectly true, but it’s also about protecting the organization’s past history and its current position, and it’s worthwhile spending a few moments developing these points.

Firstly, most if not all organizations depend upon ...

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