Disaster Recovery

Analyzing Business Continuity Through a Multi-Layers Model

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Executive Summary

Business Continuity Management (BCM) is a process to manage risks, emergencies, and recovery plans of an organization during a crisis. It results in a document called Business Continuity Plans (BCP) that specifies the methodology and procedures required to backup and recover the functional unit of a disrupted business. Traditionally, the BCP assessment is based only on the continuity of IS infrastructures and does not consider possible relations with the business objectives and business processes. This traditional approach assumes that the risk of business continuity is resulted from the disruption of the IS infrastructures. However, the authors' believe there are situations where the risk emerges even the infrastructures up and running. Moreover, the lack of modeling framework and the aided-tool make the process even harder.

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