The test can be planned well in advance or it can be more spur-of-the-moment to better simulate an unplanned event.
If issues arise during testing, the plan should be corrected accordingly during the maintenance phase.
Those details should include the minimum resources needed for business continuance, the locations where that may take place, the personnel needed to accomplish it and potential costs.
Technology, processes, staff, and facilities are in a constant state of flux.
With risks ranging from cyberattacks to natural disasters to human error, it is vital for an organization to have a business continuity plan to preserve its health and reputation.
A proper BCP decreases the chance of a costly outage.
The BCP should not be overly complex and does not need to be hundreds of pages long; it should contain just the right amount of information to keep the business running.
For a small business, especially, a one-page plan with all the necessary details can be more helpful than a long one that is overwhelming and difficult to use.
International Organization of Standardization standard 22301 (ISO 22301) is a proposed standard that specifies security requirements for disaster recovery preparedness and business continuity management systems (BCMS).
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