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Business Continuity Plan

Imagine that you are the IT manager for the only print shop in a small town in Idaho. The shop is connected to the internet by satellite link. Orders are received via the internet as well as by walk-ins with portable storage drives or smart phones that can transfer files via Bluetooth network.

Write a four to five (4-5) business continuity plan (BCP) in which you:

  1. Identify the organization's exposure to internal and external threats.
  2. Identify ways that the organization can maintain its risk.
  3. Describe the foreseen security risks.
  4. Assess the importance of training the shop personnel on security risks.
  5. Recommend at least two (2) strategies for continually improving the quality and effectiveness of the BCP.
  6. Analyze the organizational risks inherent in the execution of the BCP plan.

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  • 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:

  • Perform a business impact analysis for a provided scenario.
  • Create a business continuity plan (BCP) based on the findings of a given risk assessment for an organization.
  • Describe the components of an effective organizational risk management program.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in IT risk management.
  • Write clearly and concisely about topics related to IT risk management using proper writing mechanics and technical style conventions.

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Being an IT manager for the only print shop in a small town in Idaho and knowing the
effects that come along when businesses are disrupted like loss of revenues, profits and loyal
customers, a business continuity plan that ascertains continuity of the business is quite essential.
When developing business continuity plans, four steps are required and these are carrying out
business impact analysis. This is done so as to identify the processes, time sensitivity, supporting
resources and crucial functions of the business. Secondly, it’s also quite essential to recognize,
write-down and implement the crucial business processes and functions for easy recovery.
Thirdly, organize and prepare a team that can conveniently compile the business continuity
plan for easy business management in case the business faces a disruption. Lastly, organize
training mechanisms through which the selected team should pass through so as to evaluate the
strategies that have been decided upon, carry out tests and exercises for the team to also ascertain
their success chances in cases of business disruptions. To summarize, the processes involved in a
business continuity plan begins from business impact analysis, followed by the development of
recovery strategies which are followed by the actual development of a plan and finally conducting
tests and exercises (Department of Homeland Security, 2017).
The organization's exposure to internal and external threats.
The print shop amply depends on wireless connectivity, Wi-Fi, ad hoc networks (peer-topeer) and Bluetooth, to carry out its business so as to attract a huge customer base and also to make
it convenient in retaining its client base basically within the town and its outskirts. The use of
wireless networks especially the utilization of the internet poses massive numbers of...

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