Performance, Survivability, and Cost Aspects of Business Continuity Processes According to BS 25999
A new model is presented for evaluating the performance of a Business Continuity Management System according to BS 25999. Performance is based fundamentally on the system's Business Continuity Plans and Disaster Recovery Plans. Typically, the performance of these plans is inadequately evaluated using a number of specific exercises at various intervals and, in many cases, with a variety of targets. Consequently, it is difficult for companies to give ex-ante statements of their survival in the case of a disaster. Two key performance indicators are presented that allow the performance of a Business Continuity Management System to be evaluated according to BS 25999.