BACKGROUND AND KEY RISKS: In regard to a Business Continuity / Disaster Recovery Plan, organizations are first expected to identify and rank their critical applications that are required for the organization to continue operations, as well as have a backup location ready for all essential components of computer operations.  An appropriate Business Continuity Plan also has a dedicated team with assigned roles and responsibilities; these individuals are responsible for regularly testing the Business Continuity / Disaster Recovery Plan so that the plan is continuously improved to be more efficient and effective.