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Monday, 19 November 2007 20:42

When Private Plans Go Public

Written by  John Glenn, MBCI

Names have been changed to protect both the innocent and the guilty. I am looking at the business continuity plan for Company A. I am not working for Company A or any organization that would have Company A as a critical vendor – although Company A’s services most definitely fall into the “critical vendor” category. So why do I have the plan on my computer? Someone at Company A breached corporate security. I’m Honest, But . . .The information on my notebook basically is Company A’s disaster response plan. In truth, it’s a pretty good plan. If I was working for an organization that had Company A as a critical vendor, I would be delighted to see the plan. If I was working in the agency that regulates Company A’s business, I would be delighted to see the plan. By the same token, if I was a disgruntled Company A employee, ex-employee, competitor, or