Chapter 8. Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery Planning

Business continuity refers to the ability of an organization to continue to operate after a disruption in service. Typically, business continuity addresses significant disasters such as fires and floods, but it also addresses any single point of failure that can prevent a critical business function from continuing. Effective business continuity planning includes several phases and starts by identifying the scope of the plan. A business impact analysis identifies critical business functions, maximum tolerable downtimes, and recovery objectives. Recovery strategies identify the details necessary to recover a critical business function, returning it to service within the time frame identified ...

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