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The Security Component of Continuity Planning

Written by  Michael Braham

What does 'security' really mean to your organization? Some of us think of guards and alarm systems, while others think of computers and firewalls. All are correct, but time has quickly leap-frogged over the more traditional connotations of security in today's business environment ' and some of us are not keeping up. To define security, we must ask, 'What is being protected?' In our fast-paced, network-centric, Y2K-crazed world, we must look at security in terms of corporate survivability. We are protecting our organization's ability to keep the doors open for business. So when we are relying on a critical component within our organization, how do we complete our mission if that facility or technology or information is inaccessible for a period of time? Separate plans to protect the physical and information assets of an organization are no longer enough. Today's successful and cutting-edge companies are realizing that a complete security plan is