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Upper Management BCP Role
Authorizes initiation, ensures appropriate resouces are committed to the project.
Project Manager BCP Role
Coordinates the design and development effort. Responsible for completion, maintenance, and revisions
Recovery Team BCP Role
Controls the recovery operations. Provides immediate response. Restores Systems
Business Unit Representatives BCP Role
Defines critical business processes and assist in developing and executing the BCP
Employees BCP Role
Receive awareness and training.
Business Continuity Planning Process
1. Project management and initiation.
2. Analyze business impact.(BIA)
3. Identify recovery strategies.
4. Design and develop plan.
5. Conduct testing, maintenance, awareness, and training.
Business Impact Analysis(BIA)
Requires formal approval from senior management for maximum tolerable downtime(MTD) for time-critical business processes within an organization. Is must quantify the loss impact from a financial standpoint.
Vulnerability Assessment
Focuses on financial and operational loss impact information for use in a business impact analysis.
Quantitative Loss Criteria
Loss impact from loss of revenue.
Qualitative Loss Criteria
Loss impact from loss of competitive advantage, market share, or credibility.
Critical Support Criteria
Loss impact if a critical business function cannot sustain business continuity.
Maximum Tolerable Downtime(MTD)
The longest period of time a business process can remain interrupted before it is unrecoverable.
What is the difference between a BCP and a DRP?
DRP focuses on the immediate actions needed to recover critical resources and business processes. Saving lives and minimizing added damage.
Electronic Vaulting Transaction Redundancy Type
Transferring bulk data to an alternative location. Electronic data transferis batch processed.
Remote Journaling Transaction Redundancy Type
Transmitting journal or data logs, rather than data files to an alternative location. More immediate than Electronic Vaulting.
Database Shadowing Transaction Redundancy Type
Mirroring database sets to multiple servers to an alternative location.
Hot Site
Site configured with required software and hardware. (subscription service) Most expensive option and usually includes an annual test.
Warm Site
Site with heat, air, power, and hardware but not pre-configured for business.
Cold Site
Site without resources or equipment. Most inexpensive.
Mobile Site
Site housed in a van or trailer that can be operated anywhere.
Mirror Site
Site equipped with communication lines and appropriate hardware and software to process transactions in parallel w/ primary site. Full redundancy.
Checklist BCP/DRP Test
Preliminary test and is not sufficient in itself to validate efficacy.
Structured Walkthrough BCP/DRP Test
Reps from each dept. meet to walk through the plan. Often uses different scenarios to test all phases of the plan.
Simulation BCP/DRP Test
Operational and support personnel come together to practice the steps they are expected to go through based on a specific scenario.
Parallel BCP/DRP Test
Operational test that verifies that specific systems can actually perform at the alternate location. Systems are moved to the alternate location.
Full-Interruption BCP/DRP Test
Full test in which normal business operations are shut down and business processes are conducted at the alternative site. Expensive but most effective test.
Recovery Team
Implements the recovery procedures at the onset of a disaster. Execute procedures and get the time-critical processes operating.
Salvage Team
Restores the primary site to its normal operating environment. Clean, repair, salvage and assess the primary location after the disaster.
Recovery Issues
Non-operational business concerns associated with an emergency response to a disaster.
Media Relations Recovery Issue
Preparing an established organizational response delivered by a trained, credible company spokesperson.
Employee Relations Recovery Issue
Involves managing the organization's relationship with its employees and their families.
Finances Recovery Issue
Involves disbursing funds in the event of a disaster and may require procedures for storing signed, authorized checks offsite.
Fraud and Crime Recovery Issue
Involves protection measures to thwart looting and vandalism.
External Groups Recovery Issue
Involves interacting with entities outside the organization, such as police, fire, utility providers, customers, and shareholders.