Business Continuity

From Open Risk Manual


Business Continuity (BC) is the state of continued, uninterrupted operation of a business (except when the interruption is a planned process). Unexpected interruption of business is termed a Business Disruption and is one of the key forms of Operational Risk.

This term also refers to all of the organisational, technical and staffing measures used to ensure the continuation of operations following a disruption to a service, including in the event of a wide-scale or major disruption.

BC denotes the strategic and tactical capability of the organization to plan for and respond to incidents and business disruptions in order to continue business operations at an acceptable predefined level. The capability of the organization to continue delivery of products or services at acceptable predefined levels following a disruptive incident.

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