Staffing the Contingency Planning Process (Sep 2002)

September, 2002


IT systems are vulnerable to a variety of disruptions, ranging from mild to severe. Vulnerabilities may be minimized or eliminated through technical, management, or operational solutions as part of a risk management effort. Although it is virtually impossible to completely eliminate all risks, contingency planning is designed to mitigate the risk of system and service unavailability by focusing on effective and efficient recovery solutions.