Nevertheless, because of the potential impact to MIT, a plan for reducing the risk of damage from a disaster however unlikely is vital.
The Plan identifies the critical functions of MIT and the resources required to support them.
The Plan provides guidelines for ensuring that needed personnel and resources are available for both disaster preparation and response and that the proper steps will be carried out to permit the timely restoration of services.
These services include the support provided by Physical Plant, security provided by the Campus Police, and public information dissemination handled by the MIT News Office, among others.
The Plan is predicated on the validity of the following three assumptions: It should be noted however, that the Plan will still be functional and effective even in an area-wide disaster.
Recovery Procedures 21 Notification List 21 To reach the BCMT Duty Person: 22 Business Continuity Management Team Coordinator 25 Damage Assessment/Salvage 26 Salvage Operations 27 Campus Police 28 MIT News Office – Public Information 29 Insurance Team 31 Telecommunications 32 Appendix A – Recovery Facilities 33 Emergency Operations Centers 33 Appendix B – Category I, II & III functions 34 Appendix C – Plan Distribution List 35 Business Continuity Management Team 37 BCMT Duty Person Procedures 38 GUIDE TO BCMT ACTIVATION 39 Part I contains information about this document, which provides the written record of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Business Continuity Plan.
Planning for the business continuity of MIT in the aftermath of a disaster is a complex task.
This dependency will continue to grow with the trend toward decentralizing information technology to individual organizations within MIT administration and throughout the campus.
The increasing dependency on computers and telecommunications for operational support poses the risk that a lengthy loss of these capabilities could seriously affect the overall performance of the Institute.
This risk assessment process will be repeated on a regular basis to ensure that changes to our processing and environment are reflected in recovery planning.
MIT administration recognizes the low probability of severe damage to data processing telecommunications or support services capabilities that support the Institute.