BCP vs DR?


Business Continuity Planning is an arrangement agreed upon in advance by management and key personnel of the steps that will be taken to help the organization recover should any type of disaster occur. Detailed plans are created that clearly outline the actions that an organization or particular members of an organization will take to help recover/restore any of its critical… Read more »

Incident Response Plans

Reid Renicker, CEM, CBCP, incident response plans

Incident response plans are essential in disaster recovery (DR) and business continuity (BC) because they protect companies against data security breaches. But many companies do not have an incident response plan.Incident response plans help minimize business risks, and they’re mandatory in today’s computing environments. However, incident response is often ignored at many enterprises because they think that it doesn’t serve… Read more »

Evacuation Plans

Emergency Evacuation Plan

Every organization should have an Emergency Action or Evacuation Plan. Even when it is not required by the building owner, fire department or occupancy regulations, it is a ‘best practice’ for every organization to plan and practice to evacuate all personnel from the workplace. Often, evacuation focuses on getting out quickly. Surely that’s the most critical objective. . While simple… Read more »

Disaster Recovery Plans

Disaster Recovery Plans

Disaster recovery is the area of security planning that deals with protecting an organization from the effects of significant negative events. Significant negative events, in this context, can include anything that puts an organization’s operations at risk: crippling cyber-attacks and equipment failures, for example, as well as hurricanes, earthquakes and other natural disasters. A disaster recovery plan (DRP) documents policies,… Read more »

Business Continuity Plans


A Business Continuity Plan (BC Plan) allows an organization to function if adverse conditions occur. Business disruption can be costly. Extra expenses plus lost revenues result in reduced profits. Insurance won’t cover all the costs and it can’t replace the customers that go to the competition. It is essential to have a business continuity plan for continuing business. The development for a business… Read more »