For reasons that may be beyond a licensee's control, a severe event may result in the inability of the licensee to fulfil some or all of its business obligations, particularly where the licensee's physical, telecommunication, or information technology infrastructures have been damaged or made inaccessible. This can, in turn, result in significant financial losses to the licensee. This potential event requires that licensees establish disaster recovery and business continuity plans that take into account different types of plausible scenarios to which the licensee may be vulnerable, commensurate with the size and complexity of the licensee's operations.

January 2014