Business continuity and disaster recovery plans should follow suggested best practices for development to ensure adequate incident handling. Commonly, the primary goals of the incident management process are to restore a normal service operation as quickly as possible and to minimize the impact on business operations; thus ensuring that the best possible levels of service quality and availability are maintained.
As a sub-category, business interruption prevention plans and processes allow an entity to avoid, preclude, or limit the impact of a crisis occurring. Tasks included in such a prevention system should enable compliance with applicable laws, regulations, policies, procedures, rules and standards supporting avoidance, deterrence, and detection of potential catastrophic incidents — where incidents may encompass: local events like building fires, regional events like earthquakes, or national events like pandemic illnesses.
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