Disaster Recovery, BIA
and Risk Analysis
Theory and Resources for Disaster Recovery Planning and Risk Analysis

BIA and Risk Analysis

The first step in a sensible disaster recovery process is to consider the potential impacts of each type of disaster or event. This is critical - how can you properly plan for a disaster if you have little idea of the likely impacts on your business/organization of the different scenarios?

Having determined the impacts, it is now equally important to consider the magnitude of the risks which could result in these impacts. Again, this is a critical activity - it will determine which scenarios are most likely to occur and which should attract most attention during the planning process.

Fortunately, a method has emerged to simplify these tasks. The COBRA methodology and tool was launched in the early nineties, and has since evolved into a fully comprehensive solution for all these needs.

The web sites below provide significant detail on the use of COBRA for both BIA and risk analysis: 

An Introduction to Risk Analysis

This site provides a theoretical introduction to the topic of risk analysis itself and introduces the COBRA method in this context

COBRA & Risk Analysis

This site explains the advantages of using the COBRA approach in relation to older methodologies



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Disaster Recovery

Plan Generator

Download this disaster recovery plan template and interactive guidebook


Risk Analysis

COBRA is one of the most widely recognised risk analysis methods and tools.

Security Risk Analysis World explains all, and provides a download for evaluation.

Business Continuity World

Leading portal for business continuity. Covers all aspects from creation of the plan to audit.

Disaster Recovery World

Disaster recovery software and resource portal.

ISO 17799

The ISO 17799 security standard covers disater recovery planning in depth. As its influence grows, it can no longer be ignored

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