Methodology Guide and Templates Online for Risk Assessment

Once you've compiled a business impact analysis, your next step in business continuity planning is conducting an IT risk assessment. But if you’ve never done it before, such a task can be daunting.

This guide at takes you through the process of describing potential threats, whether natural and/or man-made, and weighing them by the likelihood of occurrence and potential effect on your operations. The result is a value that you can use to determine your level of protection.

In your risk assessment, include: potential damage, likely time needed to recover and restore operations and preventive measures that could mitigate the likelihood of the event occurring. The risk assessment will also help you determine how to reduce the severity of a disaster or emergency.

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