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CISA® Certified Information Systems Auditor®: Study Guide, Third Edition by David Cannon

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Understanding the Five Conflicting Disciplines Called Business Continuity

Depending on your industry, level of authority, or objectives, business continuity is an overused term representing five conflicting disciplines. Let’s take a moment to review a brief summary of the conflict. We present each discipline in more detail throughout this chapter.

Business “Revenue” Continuity (BC) This is the most accurate definition of an executive’s interest in both the business world and government agencies. An organization would be unable to survive without revenue or funding. Money buys time and provides options.

Continuity of Operations (COOP) The goal is to continue uninterrupted operations with or without funding. This is frequently the objective of ...

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