Business Continuity Policy

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What is a business continuity policy?

A business continuity policy is a document that outlines an organization’s strategies, procedures, and responsibilities for maintaining essential functions and services during and after disruptive events. It defines roles, resources, and protocols for responding to emergencies, ensuring resilience, and minimizing downtime to sustain operations and minimize impacts on stakeholders.

The following screenshot shows the sample business continuity policy template.

Business Continuity Policy

How do I use it?

To use a business continuity policy template effectively, customize it to align with your organization’s specific continuity objectives, risks, and regulatory requirements. Communicate the policy to relevant stakeholders, implement procedures outlined in the template for continuity planning and response, and regularly review and update it to reflect changes and lessons learned.

Please download and refer to the template provided at the end of this article.

Read more about policies with TrustCloud here.

Value to the organization:

This policy adds value to the organization by providing a framework for proactive planning and response to disruptive events. It ensures continuity of critical operations, minimizes downtime, reduces financial losses, safeguards reputation, and enhances resilience, thereby maintaining stakeholder confidence and preserving the organization’s long-term viability and success.

Which control does it satisfy?

Completing this template helps satisfy the following controls:

BIZOPS-6 Disaster Recovery Testing Data recovery to confirm that backup data will be available in the event that the main database is unavailable

Learn more about TrustOps to create and maintain a personalized common control framework (CCF) that automatically maps each control to many compliance standards.

Please download the Business Continuity Policy template from here:

Business Continuity Policy

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