Recognizing that many organizations do not have the resources or time to jump into larger continuity plans, this article focuses on some initial steps that smaller communities and organizations can take to begin the process. Specifically, this article focuses on Backup Recovery Plans and Information System Contingency Plans to help organizations better prepare for a cyber disruptive event.
Today, there are any number of events that could cause a disruption or even a complete shutdown of an organization’s operations. Should this occur, what would be the impact to your organization? Organizations, both public and private, need to be prepared to address a disruption to operations, whether it is due to a natural disaster, terrorist event or cyber incident. One of the first things that should be done to prepare is to develop a continuity plan that can be put into action when a disruption occurs.