Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning Templates

The fully editable and customizable templates provided below offer sample content and procedures to help jumpstart your business continuity and disaster recovery planning effort. Remember, templates are just a starting point and should be customized as necessary to fit the unique needs of your organization and program.

Business Continuity Policy Template

This template helps you define your business continuity program and associated objectives, including roles and responsibilities.

Crisis Management Plan Template

This template guides you through the development of a management decision-making framework necessary to coordinate response activities following the onset of a disruptive incident.

Department Recovery Plan Template

This template guides you through the development of the steps and procedures necessary to successfully respond to a disruptive incident and resume operations at a modified or full capability.

IT Application Recovery Template

This template guides you through the development of the steps and procedures necessary successfully recover critical applications following a disruption at your primary data center.

IT Infrastructure Recovery Template

This template guides you through the development of the steps and procedures necessary successfully recover critical infrastructure following a disruption at your primary data center.

Exercise Template

This template guides you through the development and effective execution of a wide range of business continuity exercises, including planning, goal setting, evaluation, and documentation of lessons learned.