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A. Business Continuity Planning

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After reading/viewing this week's materials, please respond to one or more of the following questions.

  1. What are the steps in the business continuity planning process? Why is a clear understanding of a company’s enterprise architecture critical to this process?
  2. Describe the steps in a Business Impact Analysis (BIA).
  3. What different loss criteria types can be associated with threats identified during the Business Impact Analysis process?

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B. Fault Tolerance, Backups and Facility Recovery

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  1. Describe the differences between the hot, warm, and cold site methods of facility recovery.
  2. Define the full, incremental, and differential backups and describe the differences between these data backup types.
  3. Describe the differences between disk shadowing, electronic vaulting, and remote journaling. What is disk duplexing and how does it differ from disk mirroring?

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  1. Explain the differences between Patents, Copyrights, and Trademarks in terms of idea, expression, and symbol.
  2. Describe intellectual property laws. What clauses should a termination policy contain to prevent disclosure of an organization’s information?
  3. Define the following types of evidence: best, secondary, direct, conclusive, circumstantial, corroborative, opinion, and hearsay.

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Question A: Steps in Business Impact Analysis

In order to ensure business continuity and that the disasters are recovered in the planning
process, it is important some steps are followed. Under this process the business impact analysis
is among the process and mainly comes after the risk assessment process. The sole objective of
impact analysis is to provide resource information in the recovery stage. And identify the internal
and external factors that influence the achievement of the objectives. The process of business
impact can be simplified into at least seven steps. Firstly, it involves identifying the main
business functions and the process (Bell, 2015).
The second stage would involve identifying the necessary requirements so as to ensure
business recovery. This would involve funds, assets, labor or inputs. The amounts and the ratios
in which they are required are also identified. Additionally, the resource interdependencies are
identified. This implies there is the correlation between the input variables and the required
resources. The impacts on operations are then determined (Fulmer, 2011). The impacts of the
operations involve analyzing whether they will result into profits or losses.
Furthermore, the priorities and the classifications of operations and functions of the
business are identified. This would involve the critical analysis of the operations so that they are
given priority depending on productivity and urgency. Furthermore, the recovery time
requirement is identified. This involves drafting of the business schedule recovery time which is
broken into the necessary pigments. The time frame gives a valid sense of direction on how the
activities will systemically follow each and the time. Lastly, the financial, the operational and
legal impacts of disruptions are identified (Chapter 4: Business Impact Analysis , 2010). With

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the above seven steps put into consideration then it would mean that the business impact
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