What is a business continuity plan (BCP)?

A business continuity plan (BCP) outlines how a business will continue operating during an unplanned disruption in service during an adverse situation like a pandemic, major power outage or an earthquake. It is more extensive than a disaster recovery plan and entails options for processes, assets, controls, human resources (HR) and partners – aspects of the business that might be affected and needs contingency.

BSP has become more relevant due to the COVID-19 and in the new normal. Business models are changing and evolving.

BCP typically contain a checklist that includes:

  • supplies and equipment
  • data backups
  • backup site locations
  • plan administrators
  • contact information for emergency responders
  • key personnel
  • backup site providers

A business continuity plan (BCP) may also provide detailed strategies on how business operations can be maintained for both short-term and long-term outages.

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