so to further continue with business continuity planning we've gotta be prepared for no matter what right risk management tends to be and if then format. If a hard drive fails, then I have raid.
But business continuity planning essentially means that the viability of our organization is threatened. Here's what we do, So it's all inclusive. So threats come from various types that could be man made.
Um, could be natural man made. Might be a strike might be an attack of some form terrorism,
um, natural flood, hurricane, tornado, whatever and technical could be a power outage could be malicious action. But ultimately, those three year the main categories of business continuity, planning what do you have to be ready for
anything, that's all. Just everything.
All right. Now, when we think about issues that come from designing a business continuity plan and we have to have a business continuity strategy, so there are risks with that, you know, the more fail over we add for the sake of business continuity, the more complexity we have, right? The more expense we have,
So, you know, again, nothing free. Ever So for the sake of redundancy we may double upon. Resource is now We have to double up on people that can manage those. Resource is now we have to maintain systems. Now we have to synchronize systems and so on.
Already talked about the need for comprehensive security on then the last bullet point. Where's our disaster recovery site going to be?
Shouldn't be across the street, right? And I've seen organizations who disaster Who's disaster recovery site is across the road. Not not not literally, but maybe half a mile down the road or two miles. You know,
we have to consider the possibility of a regional disaster as well. Now again,
Cost benefit analysis says. Maybe all that I have available to me is, you know, a location that's that's relatively close. So I'm not saying that it's a one size fits all but man. If your disaster coverage sites across the street and you have a flood, probably gonna take down your primary in your disaster recovery.
If we haven't Jean, if we have it removed
well, how do we staff that location in a disaster? My team at side, eh? All gonna travel 200 miles away to work at a data center till we get our primary facility up. What about synchronization? Unit takes long. You know, it takes longer to synchronize from, you know, 200 miles away than it does right in the same premises.
So just considerations that we have to think about, and that's part of the strategy that's based on the business impact analysis.