Business Continuity Planning and Strategic Pre-Incident Change

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Essay: Business Continuity and strategic pre-incident changes the company would follow to ensure the well-being of the enterprise.

Pre-Incident Planning:
Good Business Continuity Planning starts with being proactive. That means taking concrete steps to plan for an incident much before it actually strikes. There is no one single approach that fits for all types of incidents as no two emergencies are identical. Much of business continuity planning varies based on the size of the company, company’s line of business, and the locations of the company, customers and suppliers.

Planning for the business continuity of GlobalNet in the aftermath of a disaster is a complex task. Preparation for, response to, and recovery from a disaster
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3. >2 Week Business Disruption A disaster including a complete loss of facility and/or
Primary IT systems and data center, regional utility failure. All critical business operations moved off-site. Large-scale work-from-home/alternate site and remote access. All operations resume on-site in <30 days or a new site is required. Category-III type systems and application are desirable for carrying out least critical business operation and the plan will list them.

During a disaster or emergency, the company must maintain normal operations required to address time-sensitive, disaster-specific issues. No plan can anticipate addressing all the human, operational and regulatory issues raised during a disaster or emergency.

This plan addresses issues required for continuation of essential business functions, such as need assessment, communication and coordination under rapidly changing circumstances.

Incident Response Team Roles and Responsibilities

GlobalNet’s Incident Response Team role and responsibilities are defined as below:

VP of Admin – Business Continuity Steering Committee Chair & Executive Director * Delegated authority by Office of the President and CEO for Company-wide Business Continuity Process. * Executive Director and chairperson of Business Continuity Steering Committee * Available for emergency meetings, conference calls,
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