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Business Continuity Management

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Business Continuity Management (BCM) is a framework for identifying an agency's risk of exposure to internal and external threats.

The goal of BCM is to provide the agency with the ability to effectively respond to such threats as natural and manmade disasters, cybersecurity attacks and data breaches, and to protect the agency's business interests. BCM includes business recovery, disaster recovery, crisis management, incident management, emergency management and contingency planning.

BCM emphasizes the importance of:

  • Understanding continuity and preparedness needs, as well as the necessity for establishing BCM policies, standards, guidelines and objectives
  • Implementing and operating controls and measures for managing an agency's overall continuity risks
  • Monitoring and reviewing the performance and effectiveness of the BCM system
  • Implementing continual improvements based on objective measurements