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Business Continuity Management: In Practice by Stuart Hotchkiss

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4. THE BUSINESS IMPACT ANALYSIS REPORT

Before going any further a report has to be written to inform all stakeholders of the results of the BIA and gain agreement to continue and on a budget for doing so. This report will cover the impact to the lines of business in scope, the threats perceived, the risks retained and the current and future mitigations proposed.

It is a very sensitive document and one thing to bear in mind when interviewing people is to assure them that nothing in a final report will be nominative so they can speak freely. It is also very important to avoid exaggeration of losses and remain factual, since the objective is to gain agreement and resources to proceed further. You will see both extremes: LOB managers who do not ...

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