Business Continuity Plan
The purpose of a Business Continuity Plan (BCP) is to minimize the negative impacts of a business interruption. It does so by enabling the business to continue operating in the case of a crisis, and when the crisis is under control, to accelerate the return to normal operations.
The Business Continuity Plan will typically be initiated as a result of a major disaster, resulting in interruption of the normal business processes. This can be due to earthquakes, snowstorms, the outage of electricity or communications, or an IT malfunction.
Business Continuity is typically not primarily an ICT or ICT Security process but also involves issues with facilities (getting access to the office), finance (inability to process payroll, health and safety,...
Business Continuity will often highly rely on the availability of ICT Systems.