Change Control Policies
To maintain the viability of the BCP, change control policies should address potential changes to the operating environment. When a change is made to an application, operating system, or utility in the production environment, a methodology should exist to ensure that all back-up copies of those systems are also updated. In addition, if a new or changed system is implemented and results in new hardware, new capacity requirements, or other technology changes, management should ensure that the BCP is updated and the recovery site can support the new production environment. Change control policies should also allow for changes to be implemented quickly in the event of an emergency; however, these changes should still be properly monitored and documented.
Data Synchronization Procedures