Geary W. Sikich
The ability to effectively respond to and manage the consequences
of an event in a timely manner is essential to ensure an organisation's
survivability in today’s fast paced business environment.
With the emergence of new threats and the increasing exposure of
companies to traditional threats, an integrated approach to business
continuity planning is essential.
The integrated approach, as presented in this
article, is based on the concept of graceful degradation and agile
restoration. ‘Graceful degradation’ refers to the ability
of an organisation to identify the event, classify it into a level
of severity, determine its consequences, establish minimal stable
functionality, devolve to the most robust less functional configuration
available and to begin to direct initial efforts for rapid restoration
of services in a timely fashion.
The article is broken down into the
following main sections:
* Hazard, threat, risk, vulnerability and consequence analysis
* Strategy for graceful degradation and agile restoration.
* Business impacts matrix
* Active analysis methodology
the article (PDF)
15th October 2004 •Region: US/World •Type:
Article •Topic: BC
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