Business Continuity Plan

The purpose of a Business Continuity Plan (BCP) is to minimize the negative impacts of a business interruption by enabling the business to continue operating in the case of crisis, and when the crisis is under control, to accellerate the return to normal operations.

The Business Continuity Plan will typically be initiated as a result of a major disaster, resulting in interuption of the normal business processes. This can be due to earth quakes, snow storm, the outage of electricity or communications, or an IT malfunction.

Business Continuity is typically not primarely an  ICT or ICT Security process,  but also involves issues with facilities (getting access to the office), finance (inabiity to process payroll, Health and Safety,....

Business Continuity will often highly rely on the availibility of ICT Systems