8 DISASTER RECOVERY AND BUSINESS CONTINUITY MANAGEMENT

Even in the best-prepared organisations, problems will arise. Hopefully these problems will have been anticipated in some way and preparations will have been made to deal with them. This chapter looks at what the security manager needs to understand in order to deal effectively with the inevitable problems that can, and most likely will, arise.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Following study in this area, the reader should be able to define and explain each of the following terms and be able to describe their appropriate use as applicable.

DR/BCP, RISK ASSESSMENT AND IMPACT ANALYSIS

A Business Continuity Plan (BCP) is, as the name suggests, all about maintaining the continuity of business operations. ...

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