Business continuity ensures that critical business functions
will be available to anyone who needs access. These activities
include many daily chores such as project management and system
backups. Business Continuity is not something implemented at the
time of a disaster; it refers to those activities performed daily
to maintain service, consistency and recoverability.
Business continuity consists of policies, guidelines, standards
and procedures implemented by an organization. All system design,
implementation, and support must be based on this foundation.
Business continuity is sometimes confused with disaster recovery,
but they are separate; disaster recovery is actually a small subset
of business continuity.
Business continuity planning involves identifying the
methodology followed daily by everyone in an organization to ensure
The Information Security Office is available to
assist departments in business continuity planning as part of UB's
comprehensive approach to security.