Assessment item 4 - Contingency Planning
Word count – 2000 words
SoftArc Engineering Ltd (SEL) is a civil engineering company which works across Australia as well as in New Zealand, Fiji, Vanuatu, Indonesia, Timor Leste and Papua New Guinea.
SEL has a small data centre at its main site in Bathurst where the company’s servers and data storage is located.The company has some 70 engineering and support staff that work on different projects for clients in various locations in Australia and overseas. The support staff are mainly based in Bathurst, but engineering staff are located in different parts of Australia, New Zealand, and Papua New Guinea. Most of the support staff have access to a PC, although some support staff share a PC with other staff. The engineering staff all connect remotely to the SEL data centre from their laptops. The SEL data centre infrastructure has not been updated for some time and the SEL Board is concerned that they may be exposed to a cyber attack as they are now starting to work on various Government projects in different countries.
You have been employed by SEL as their first Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). You have been tasked by the Board to conduct a review of the company’s risks and start to deploy security policies to protect their data and resources.
You are concerned that the company has no existing contingency plans in case of a disaster.
The Board indicated that some of their basic requirements for contingency planning include:
Based on these, you now need to determine:
The Board expects that you will propose a Business Continuity Plan (BCP) for SEL. The Board expects you to use as much of their existing resources as possible for the BCP, but understands that some additional resources may be required. Your BCP proposal must clearly state what additional resources, in terms of hardware, software and locations, are required.
You are to develop a proposal for a Business Continuity Plan (BCP) for SEL in accordance with the Board's instructions above. Your proposed BCP must include:
Your proposed BCP should include the following headings:
You are required to provide references in your BCP in APA 7 format.
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