Disaster Recovery And Business Continuity Planning Essay

779 Words Dec 2nd, 2015 4 Pages
Disaster recovery and business continuity planning are often used together and sometime employers think they are the same, but disaster recovery planning is different from business continuity planning. Disaster recovery deals with being consistent with pre-planning actions that will help the business be prepared after a disaster strike whether it’s natural or human- error, and business continuity deals with preventing the Disaster from happening(if it’s possible). Business continuity planning centers on the business as a whole, and Disaster Recovery Planning normally starts with the company it dept. even though they’re different, they go hand in hand, because disaster recovery builds on business continuity. When making these plans for your business it is important that you first define important assets to the company, possible threats and certain scenarios (also called the “What-ifs”). By defining your company assets this will help you determine how big of an impact each asset has if something was to happen to your company. Depending on the company there assets can vary but the normal that would be important for every company would be its email system and archives, important files and sensitive documents on the network, any documents detailing how your company complete projects or compete with your competitors, and inventory and raw materials. When you have to plan for potential threats, you need to consider where the business is located for instance if your company is…

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