Information Systems Resiliency

Information Technology (IT) Service Continuity Plan

Establishes policy and prioritizes what organization information systems, services, and facilities to recover within pre-established timeframes required to continue performance of essential functions.

Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP)

Plan for transferring one or more information system to an alternate hosting facility in the event of a major hardware or software failure, or destruction of the primary hosting facility.

Information System Contingency Plan (ISCP)

Procedures that enable recovery of an information system following a system disruption.

Important distinction: An Information System Contingency Plan (ISCP) differs from a Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP) in that the ISCP focuses solely on procedures for recovery of the information system vice recovery of the facility hosting the system.

“It is insufficient to plan on the past alone; the plan must be examined in the light of all possible future developments.”
– Rear Admiral Grace Hopper