Business continuity encompasses planning and preparation to ensure that an organization can continue to operate in case of serious incidents or disasters and is able to recover to an operational state within a reasonably short period. At the most basic level, business continuity planning should keep a business running during unforeseen events like natural and manmade disasters, disease epidemics, fires, cyberattacks, security breaches, and other threats. A comprehensive business continuity lifecycle plan will encompass the key elements of resiliency, recovery and contingency. Resiliency may include staffing rotations, data redundancy and extra capacity. Recovery is the ability to restore normal functioning and should include a list of priority systems that need to be restored first. Contingency includes planning to distribute responsibilities throughout an organization or across alternate systems and infrastructure.
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