Contingency Planning in Action

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Term Paper: Contingency Planning in Action

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 (10-15) page paper in which you:

  1. Provide an overview of the organization and indicate why contingency planning efforts are needed and how these efforts could benefit the business.
  2. Develop a full contingency plan for the organization. Include all subordinate functions / sub plans, including BIA, IRP, DRP, and BCP efforts.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.

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Contingency planning in action
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Netsec is one of the leading organizations in Australia. The company offers a solution to customer
needs through provision of electronic products and other services. The company was founded back
in the year 1978 as a small electronic shop. However, the company has managed to grow
significantly due to the quality of the products and services it offers. Netsec has various branches
across the globe with the central headquarters being located in Australia. As a result, the company
has a large customers base with an average of 10000 employees. Due to the size of the
organization, the company has a complex organization structure. The company focuses on
improving customer satisfaction by adhering to the latest technological advancements. As a result,
it has an excellent reputation with customers and other third parties
The company according to the financial year ended 2017 had a high-profit margin by having an
average revenue of 200 billion. Analysis conducted by the business analyst proved that the
company's performance was attributed to the efficiency in operations and sound policies to manage
risks and various threats. Due to the latest technological advancements, the company performs
most of its services through the online platform. Most of the financial transactions are conducted
through the electronic means. Owing to the technology used by the company. Netsec faces a lot of
security threats from intruder who try to hack its system. In addition, the company faces a lot of
competition from other firms which explains the reason why all its strategies and plans remain
confidential. However, it is important to note that the entire system cannot be entirely secure. A
company must be able to design a contingency plan to remedy instances of security breach or other



Contingency planning efforts
Disasters are something which an organization cannot avoid entirely. However, in trying to
manage various risks organizations have to come up with a contingency plan. A contingency plan
is a plan which contains multiple actions which may be taken in case a specific risk occurs. In
netsec, there is a team which has been prepared to handle contingencies. Having such a group
improves the company's efficiency in managing disasters and other threats which may disrupt a
company’s operations (Runge-Ranzinger et al, 2016). Contingency efforts assist a business in
coping up with any risk. As a result, a company has a timely response for every situation. Netsec
faces a significant threat, especially in its information system. This is due to the use of the internet
has means of communication in the various branches. Some of the common threats that the
company faces include cyber-attacks, malware, and ransomware. The system analyst to minimize
the occurrence of such risks has designed a system whereby attacks may be noted in the early
stages. The company information system is also vulnerable to intrusion by employees within the
firm. In trying to limit interference, Netsec ensures that systems that contain sensitive data are
equipped with secure password.
However, it is important to note that not all disasters which are likely to occur can be caused by
human cause significant disruptions within the company if they happen. Since the company
focuses on electronic products instances of fire may occasion the organization to massive losses.
In trying to come up with a contingency plan, Netsec ensures that there is a fire response team
which can act immediately in case there is a fire outbreak. In addition, the management cannot risk
losing important data during fire calamities. Owing to the reason mention...

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