Running head: DISASTER RECOVERY AND BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLANS
Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Plans
DISASTER RECOVERY AND BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLANS
This document outlines a plan that is used to deal with a disaster that can occur within
business premises and how to recover so that business is not interrupted. It focuses on strategies
for selecting a Disaster Recovery (IR) team, as well as the assessment of risks and their impacts.
It also outlines the actions that should be prioritized and ways to recover from the disaster. It
illustrates on how a disaster plan can be developed with specific protocols for special
circumstances. Finally, it shows how the developed plan is tested so to prove its workability.
Business continuity and recovering plans are structured guidelines that are created to
prepare businesses for disruptive events (McLaughlin, 2013). They also act as educative
channels to the staff in a company because they give instructions that should be taken in case of a
disaster. Such events can be power outages, natural disasters, supply chains problems, system
crash in IT departments among others.
Selecting a Disaster Recovery Team
A disaster recovery team could be selected comprising of some of the company's
employees, service vendors, and the company's management. Each member is assigned
temporary roles and is given authority beyond the...