Pandemics, natural disasters and in certain circumstances such as power outages and human error, cannot be controlled. Businesses need to have a plan to recover quickly and keep all essential aspects of the business functioning. No one can predict when a disaster or a ransomware will strike, business continuity planning is the key to surviving major incidents. Disasters that cause business interruptions almost always negatively impact the performance of the business. Plans and procedures are used to ensure critical organizational operations required to keep an organization running and continue to operate during events when key dependencies of operations are disrupted.