Business continuity

The ability of an organisation to continue functioning in the face of system failure or data loss. This requires the practice of planning for any kind of crisis that could occur in the business. Data loss or possible loss of systems can stop a business from functioning, for example losing your customer database. Assessing the risk is the best thing to do first then seeing how you can stop the risk from happening in the first place with security procedures put in place. If it can not be stopped for some reason you need to plan how to recover from such an issue.

Common solutions include:

  1. for data are to have a backup copy of the essential databases.
  2. for systems to have a mirror website that customers automatically get redirected to if the main site goes done.