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Business Continuity Plan

What is a Business Continuity Plan?

A business continuity plan (BCP) outlines a set of preventive and recovery actions to be undertaken in the event of an incident. While BCPs traditionally covered incidents such as extreme weather conditions, fires, natural disasters, and disease outbreaks, cyberattacks are now also a major focus.

BCPs typically focus on:

How to Incorporate Cybersecurity into Your Business Continuity Plan

Organizations can ensure their business continuity plans effectively consider cybersecurity by following the below steps.

1. Perform a Risk Assessment and Business Impact Analysis

2. Assess Third Party and Supply Chain Risks

3. Devise an Incident Response Plan

4. Test Your Incident Response Plan

5. Continually Assess Incoming Risks and Update Practices

Key takeaways

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    Business Continuity Plans ensure an organization can maintain or quickly resume business following a disaster.
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    BCPs can help organizations manage cyber threats through incident prevention strategies.
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    Organizations should update their BCPs regularly to address new cyber threats and vulnerabilities across their attack surfaces.
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