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CYB-: Risk Management and Information Technology Security

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Getting Started

Business Impact Analysis for an IT Infrastructure

In this learning activity, you will answer a number of questions
regarding the development and focus of a Business Impact Analysis (BIA)
and how it relates to Business Continuity Plan (BCP). This preparation
will clarify the issues, fill in any gaps or questions you may have from
the readings, and hone your focus as you prepare for the assignments as
well as future use of a BIA and BCP in your workplace.

Upon successful completion of this assignment, you will be able to:

Understand what a Business Impact Analysis involves.

Gather documentation for Business Continuity Planning.



Managing Risk in Information Systems

(Chapters 12-15)


Review the rubric to make sure you understand the criteria for earning your grade.

Answer the following questions, specific to the creation and focus of Business Impact Analysis as well as BCP documentation.

What is the goal and purpose of a BIA?

Why is a business impact analysis (BIA) an important first step in defining a business continuity plan (BCP)?

How do risk management and risk assessment relate to a business impact analysis for an IT infrastructure?

True or False – If the Recovery Point Objective (RPO) metric does
not equal the Recovery Time Objective (RTO), you may potentially lose
data or not have data backed-up to recover. This represents a gap in
potential lost or unrecoverable data.

What questions would you have for executive management prior to finalizing a BIA report?

How does a BCP help mitigate risk?

What kind of risk does a BCP help mitigate?

If you have business liability insurance, asset replacement
insurance, and natural disaster insurance, do you still need a BCP or
DRP? Why or why not?

What does a BIA help define for a BCP?

Who should participate in the development of BCP within an organization?

Why does disaster planning and disaster recovery belong in a BCP?

What is the purpose of having documented IT system, application, and data recovery procedures and steps?

Why must you include testing of the plan in your BCP?

How often should you update your BCP document?

After reading the scenario and explanation above, submit your response in a Microsoft Word document following

APA Style

Your paper should be two pages in length, excluding the APA title and
Reference pages. Cite any sources utilized in-text and in the
References following APA style.

When you’ve completed your assignment, save a copy for yourself and
submit a copy to your instructor using the Assignment submission page by
Day 5 of the workshop.

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