CompTIA Security Plus Mock Test Q390

Which of the following is being tested when a company’s payroll server is powered off for eight hours?

A. Succession plan
B. Business impact document
C. Continuity of operations plan
D. Risk assessment plan

Correct Answer: C
Section: Compliance and Operational Security

Explanation:
Continuity of operations plan is the effort to ensure the continued performance of critical business functions during a wide range of potential emergencies.

Incorrect Answers:
A: Succession planning outlines those internal to the organization who have the ability to step into positions when they open. By identifying key roles that cannot be left unfilled and associating internal employees who can step into these roles, you can groom those employees to make sure that they are up to speed when it comes time for them to fill those positions.
B: A business impact analysis/document is part of the business continuity planning and focuses on evaluating the processes.
D: A risk assessment plan, like a business impact analysis forms part of the Business continuity plan and provides a company with an accurate picture of the situation it faces.

References:
Dulaney, Emmett and Chuck Eastton, CompTIA Security+ Study Guide, 6th Edition, Sybex, Indianapolis, 2014, pp. 432-434, 454
http://www.cio.com/article/2381021/best-practices/how-to-create-an-effective-business-continuity-plan.html