III General responsibilities of the individual Institute Support Teams that together form the Business Continuity Management Team, emphasizing the function of each team and its preparation responsibilities.
IV Recovery actions for the Institute Support Teams and important checklists such as the notification list for a disaster and an inventory of resources required for the environment.
Part Contents I Information about the document itself.
II Design of the Plan that this document records, including information about the overall structure of business continuity planning at MIT.
Even though the basic priorities for restoration of essential services to the community will normally take precedence over the recovery of an individual organization, the Institute’s Business Continuity Plan can still provide for a more expeditious restoration of our resources for supporting key functions.
MIT’s Information Security Officer, with assistance from key Institute support areas, is responsible for developing the Institute’s Business Continuity Plan.Preparation for, response to, and recovery from a disaster affecting the administrative functions of the Institute requires the cooperative efforts of many support organizations in partnership with the functional areas supporting the “business” of MIT.This document records the Plan that outlines and coordinates these efforts, reflecting the analyses by representatives from these organizations and by the MIT Information Security Officer, Gerald I. For use in the event of a disaster, this document identifies the computer recovery facilities (hot sites and shell sites – see Page 33) that have been designated as backups if the functional areas are disabled.Design of the Plan 3 Overview of the Business Continuity Plan 3 Purpose 3 Assumptions 3 Development 4 Maintenance 4 Testing 4 Organization of Disaster Response and Recovery 4 Administrative Computing Steering Committee 4 Business Continuity Management Team 5 Business Continuity Management Team 5 Institute Support Teams: 6 Disaster Response 7 Disaster Detection and Determination 7 Disaster Notification 8 Initiation of the Institute’s Business Continuity Plan 8 Activation of a Designated Hot Site 8 Dissemination of Public Information 9 Disaster Recovery Strategy 9 Scope of the Business Continuity Plan 11 Category I Critical Functions 11 Category II Essential Functions 11 Category III – Necessary Functions 11 Category IV – Desirable Functions 11 Part III.Team Descriptions 12 Institute Support Teams 14 Business Continuity Management Team 14 Damage Assessment/Salvage 15 Campus Police 16 MIT News Office – Public Information 17 Insurance 19 Telecommunications 20 Part IV.Development and support of individual FARM Team Plans are the responsibility of the functional area planning for recovery.Ensuring that the Plan reflects ongoing changes to resources is crucial.This Business Continuity Plan specifies the responsibilities of the Business Continuity Management Team, whose mission is to establish Institute level procedures to ensure the continuity of MIT’s business functions.In the event of a disaster affecting any of the functional areas, the Business Continuity Management Team serves as liaison between the functional area(s) affected and other Institute organizations providing major services.It also provides an overview of the functions of the Business Continuity Management Team in implementing this Plan.MIT increasingly depends on computer-supported information processing and telecommunications.