Arcadia Business Continuity Planning (BCP)
Business continuity planning (or business continuity and resiliency planning) is the process of creating systems of prevention and recovery to deal with potential threats to a company In addition to prevention, the goal is to enable ongoing operations before and during execution of disaster recovery.
An organization’s resistance to failure is “the ability … to withstand changes in its environment and still function”. Often called resilience, it is a capability that enables organizations to either endure environmental changes without having to permanently adapt, or the organization is forced to adapt a new way of working that better suits the new environmental conditions.
The analysis phase consists of
- impact analysis
- threat analysis and
- impact scenarios.
Business impact analysis (BIA)
A Business impact analysis (BIA) differentiates critical (urgent) and non-critical (non-urgent) organization functions/activities. A function may be considered critical if dictated by law.
Each function/activity typically relies on a combination of constituent components in order to operate:
Human resources (full-time staff, part-time staff, or contractors)
Physical assets (mobile phones, laptops/workstations etc.)
Documents (electronic or physical)
For each function, two values are assigned:
Recovery Point Objective (RPO) – the acceptable latency of data that will not be recovered. For example, is it acceptable for the company to lose 2 days of data? The recovery point objective must ensure that the maximum tolerable data loss for each activity is not exceeded.
Recovery Time Objective (RTO) – the acceptable amount of time to restore the function
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