Week 5 Essay Questions
Answer all questions below in a single document. Then submit to the appropriate
assignment folder. Responses should be no longer than half a page.
1. BCP and DRP are getting more attention in organizations today because the risks
are better understood, business partnership constructs require them, and
regulatory and legal requirements pertaining to this type of protection are
increasing. Provide examples with organizations that have undergone these
BC/DR requirements for their business nature. You may use fictitious examples
to support your arguments.
2. Unfortunately, many companies have to experience the pain of a disaster to
understand how it could have circumvented or mitigated the events that caused
the pain. Provide a short Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP) to prevent a small
company’s IT operation. Make a list of procedures to complete in preparation of
the DRP. You may use ﬁctitious examples to support your arguments.
3. To develop and carry out business continuity efforts successfully, plenty of
thought, planning, time, and effort must go into the different phases of this
activity. The real threats must be identiﬁed and understood, reasonable
countermeasures must be put into place, and detailed plans must be outlined for
the unfortunate but anticipated day when they are needed. As part of the DRP,
make a list of procedures to complete a successful DR plan. You may use
ﬁctitious examples to support your arguments if needed.