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Assignment 1

Term Paper: Contingency Planning in Action

Due Week 10 and worth 200 points

Create a hypothetical organization with details including geographic location(s), number of employees in each location, primary business functions, operational and technology details, potential threats to the business and its technology, and anything else that you believe is relevant to the business.

Assume this organization is lacking in its contingency planning efforts and requires assistance in ensuring these efforts are appropriately addressed to increase its overall security and preparedness posture.

Write a ten to fifteen 7 - 10 pages

Provide an overview of the organization and indicate why contingency planning efforts are needed and how these efforts could benefit the business.

Develop a full contingency plan for the organization. Include all subordinate functions / sub plans, including BIA, IRP, DRP, and BCP efforts.

Determine the policies and procedures that would be needed for all contingency planning efforts. Detail the role of the policy / procedure, and explain how each would help achieve the goals of these efforts.

Detail the processes to utilize in order to fully implement the contingency plan and its components, and explain the efforts to consider in maintaining the plans.

Create a hypothetical incident scenario where the contingency planning efforts would need to be utilized and detail: a. How the plan is sufficiently equipped to handle the incident. b. a timeline for the incident response and recovery efforts.

Identify any ethical concerns that are specific to this organization and its incident response personnel (especially the CP Team Leader), and explain how to plan for these concerns.

Use at least five (5) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.

Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

Explain risk management in the context of information security.

Develop a disaster recovery plan for an organization.

Summarize the various types of disasters, response and recovery methods.

Compare and contrast the methods of disaster recovery and business continuity.

Explain and develop a business continuity plan to address unforeseen incidents.•Describe crisis management guidelines and procedures.

Describe detection and decision-making capabilities in incident response.

Develop techniques for different disaster scenarios.

Evaluate the ethical concerns inherent in disaster recovery scenarios.

Use technology and information resources to research issues in disaster recovery.

Write clearly and concisely about disaster recovery topics using proper writing mechanics and technical style conventions

Discussion 1

"Crisis Management versus Incident Response" Please respond to the following:

Compare and contrast crisis management and incident response. Explain in your own words how these processes and strategies differ and how they are alike.

Discuss whether or not you believe most companies adequately prepare for crisis management and consider whether the amount of preparation conducted is on the same level as other contingency planning efforts

Discussion 2

"Red Cross and Federal Agencies" Please respond to the following:

From the e-Activity, give your opinion on the most beneficial assistance service the Red Cross can provide in times of crisis. Determine the most important preparedness pointer that is provided in the position paper and support your answer.

Consider a potential crisis on a regional or national level in which you believe a federal agency(ies) and / or an organization(s) such as the Red Cross might be involved. Identify the crisis and the federal agency(ies) and / or organization(s) that might be involved in helping to mitigate this crisis. Explain the role(s) of each agency that would be involved in the mitigation.

Discussion 3

"Transfer It" Please respond to the following:

Discuss ways you plan to apply what you learned in this course in your current or future position.

Describe the most important piece of knowledge that you gained during this course.

Discussion 4

"Course Conclusion" Please respond to the following:

Throughout the course, you have been asked to research and review

various articles pertaining to disaster recovery and contingency

planning management. Select the article that was the most intriguing on a

personal level, and explain why you felt that way.

Describe the

audience members who would gain value by reading your selected article.

Explain why it applies to them and how they could benefit from it.

Tutor Answer

School: UCLA



Contingency Planning in Action
Institution Affiliation




Bisum Footwear Company is a limited company that was established in the year 2006.
The company is located in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States with operations at about
ten in four countries. The main focus of the company is stocking and supply of men's footwear.
A board of directors appointed by the CEO oversees the operations of the company. In total,
Bisum Footwear Company has 365 employees hiding different positions and assigned to
different roles. The company put in practice distributed control systems as their primary
technological strategies to monitor its operations. The company's head office is located at the
city of East Orange. However, all the operational activities of Bisum Footwear Company take
place in sales endpoints? Besides, having and a system that evenly distributes the company's
servers from sales endpoints to its warehouse ensure that the synchronization of the functional
operations of its activities. This helps the management to monitor all the operations since each
action that takes place at one station is reflected in the other endpoint. From it, the company can
get rid of data redundancy.
Bisum Footwear Company has also put in place the Entity Resource Planning system
which the management in collecting, storing, managing and analyzing data from the many
different business activities at its many different sales endpoints. The activities that the Entity
Resource Planning system focuses on are activities related to purchasing, manufacturing, and
service delivery. It helps in the management of employees.
As much as Bisum Footwear Company has employed these technologies, it still faces
some challenges in its perimeter of operations. The biggest challenging threat that it faces is the
threat of competitors. During its inception, there were very few companies dealing with men's



footwear. In twelve years, there have been several business firms that have specialized in men's
footwear. Most of these firms’ offer products and services at lower prices which shortly will
mean that customers who are price sensitive will run to them. The other threat that the company
is facing is a possible loss of its employees to its competitors. Recently, it has been noted that
employees of Bisum Footwear Company have been dissatisfied with the pay and the
motivational schemes offered to them by the company. In this respect, the company fears that
most of its experienced employees will resign from employment and cross over to their
competitors. Other possible threats that the company might face shortly are a loss of suppliers,
data losses, violation of policy and law, Catastrophic events such as earthquakes, floods, and fire.
Echoing the sentiments of (Chandler, & Robert 2014), no one business entity can claim it
has full control over the above mentioned possible threats that face business across the globe. It,
therefore, becomes imperative for the management of Bisum Footwear Company to develop a
contingency plan - better known as a second plan or a plan B. The contingency plan will ensure
the continuity of Bisum Footwear Company in the event of the occurrence of the threats
mentioned above. The contingency plan will, therefore, act as a preventive measure (Eriksson &
McConnell 2011).
Bisum Footwear Company Contingency Plan
Business Impact Analysis (BIA)
For Bisum Footwear company to position itself and ensure continuity invade of a disaster,
emergency, or an accident, there is a need to conduct a business impact analysis. The BIA will
help the company to reveal and vulnerabilities in its systems and operations and outlines ways to
minimize their risks. In this regards, the BIA will provide the Bisum Footwear company



continuity team with information the possible threats which are the very first step for its business
continuity management team. The Bisum Footwear company business continuity management
team will conduct the business impact analysis in phases. The first phase will encompass
identification of a threat occurrence be followed by an examination of the business...

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