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Pandemic - BCP scenario

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Pandemic - BCP scenario

Our organization was once being asked by one of our clients if we address the specific loss of staff, such as that which may result from a pandemic. I am in the process of reviewing our organization's BCP and my question is: What could be the justification to add or include any scenario to our BCP? Since There will be many/unlimited possible available scenarios to be added to BCP.
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DejanK Jan 12, 2016

The justification could be: Each year you need to review your BIA and your Risk Assessment, and in the last, you identify that the loss of staff is very important, so you need to include it in your BCP. It can be the same with another situation that you identify in the last BIA/Risk Assessment.

Read also this article: Can ISO 27001 risk assessment be used for ISO 22301? https://advisera.com/27001academy/blog/2013/03/11/can-iso-27001-risk-assessment-be-used-for-iso-22301/

And to respond to that client's question, do we have to add pandemic scenario to our BCP? And currently, we dont include loss of staff in our risk register.

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It should depe nd on the BIA and Risk Assessment, but the pandemic scenario is very usual in a BCP, so we recommended you to include it.
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