Posted by: Robert Davis
BCP, Business Continuity, Certified Information Systems Auditor, Certified Information Technology Professional, Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Internal Controls Auditor, Certified Public Accountant, Crisis Management, Disaster Recovery, DRP, IT Audit
For most professionals, business continuity planning refers to the process for developing advance arrangements and procedures enabling an entity to respond to service interruptions in such a manner that critical business functions continue at projected levels. In other words, business continuity planning is the act of proactively strategizing a method to prevent, if possible, and manage, if necessary, the consequences of a disaster; while limiting crisis consequences to the extent that an entity can absorb the impact. As a result, though it often ranks in the lower-half in importance, business continuity planning is on most top-ten governance lists of strategic entity issues.
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