ArticlesBlog – Business Continuity Training Part 1: What is Business Continuity Planning? – Business Continuity Training Part 1: What is Business Continuity Planning?

Part 1: What is business
continuity planning? Continuity planning
means being prepared. Whether it’s a critical security incident or a natural disaster, having a business continuity plan
in place ensures that you’re prepared to react and recover
from a business disruption. We’re supplying components to
the big satellite integrators. And so what they really need from
us is acceptable product on time. Business continuity means taking the
steps we need to for our business so that even if there is some form of a
disruption, we can still meet those customer needs so they can keep
their product lines moving. Iowa State University, Center for Industrial
Research and Service, defines business
continuity planning as “the process of
ensuring that your critical business
functions are prepared to react to and recover
from a business disruption with minimal
amount of impact to your business.” A
Business Continuity Program is a comprehensive,
collaborative approach to protect your business
from threats and vulnerabilities. A robust program
incorporates specific plans that target different
aspects of the continuity process to ensure
your organization can respond to and recover
from all hazards. These plans fit together
like building blocks that support your organization in
every phase of a disaster. This proactive approach builds
resilience and helps to shield your organization from
the impacts of disaster. The Business Continuity
Plan is the foundation of a solid Business
Continuity Program. At the end of this presentation,
you will be given the tools to develop a basic Business Continuity
Plan for your organization. The Disaster Recovery Plan is
specifically created for handling IT disruptions and is an important component
of your Business Continuity Plan. Because of its importance, it’s
sometimes developed as a separate plan. It describes the strategy and procedures
for recovering vital information systems, records,
and data should a disaster substantially
disrupt operations. A separate tool for creating
a Disaster Recovery Plan will also be available to you
following this training.

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