Bcp vs Drp

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DRP vs. BCP The terms Business Continuity Plan (BCP) and Disaster recovery Plan (DRP) are sometimes mistaken for each other, but they each have very different meanings. A BCP will pinpoint contingencies for continuing business should a disaster occur. The disaster could include but is not limited to natural disasters that cause an interruption in the business’ operation, information or security breach, communications failure, catastrophic hardware or software failures, fire, water damage, or complete power failure. A Business Continuity Plan will thereby allow a business to note key operational parameters to coordinate an encompassing Disaster Recovery Plan. The DRP would not be a complete document without the BCP. The DRP will note how the business’ functional recovery will be performed. The plan will state compartmentalized recovery strategies for specific systems in a step-by-step method. The purpose of the DRP is to provide a documented means of restoring the integrity of the IT systems and provide a measure of protection against human error. If a disaster strikes, the normal operation of the business is suspended and replaced with the operation noted in the DRP. The DRP should identify and classify the threats or risks from disasters, define the resource and process continuity to ensure operational stability, and define the reestablishment procedures to get the business back on a normal operational path. An effective DRP operates in multiple stages of a business’ operation and is continually improved via DRP exercises and after action reports. A business’ operation involves many systems and levels of activity. A good DRP will contain a number of different elements to ensure stable operation. Some of those elements include but are not limited to the following components. If a business has a network failure, the data contained may be lost or corrupted. Secure
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