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This image illustrates the process of undertaking "Risk Assessment", and shows a hand writing and linking the words "Identify, Evaluate, Monitor and Treat" in a continuous loop.It is a fact of life that emergencies will happen, and computer and communications systems will fail. To minimise potential problems for your business, it is advisable to have a Business Continuity Plan (BCP) as part of your online strategy.

A BCP identifies and assesses the risk of threats and provides a systematic approach to prevention of incidents and implementation of recovery strategies when things go wrong. Its about protecting your small business or organisation before the problems occur. Threats can include weather risks (fire, flood, earthquake, hurricane), crime (theft, cyber-attack, sabotage, terrorism, piracy) and, more frequently,  system malfunction.

The different aspects of business continuity planning are covered in ACCAN's suite of 'Tip Sheets', where you will learn about:

  • The Purpose of a BCP
  • What Should be Included in the BCP
  • The importance of ensuring your BCP is readily available in the case of an emergency

 Return to 'Part 6 - Business Continuity Planning'   Continue to 'Data Back-up and Restoration'