By "security dedicated officer" I would assume a CSO or equivalent sits in that leadership position. The CSO should be focused on all aspects of the protection and ongoing availability of data. The processes that are involved in security bridge the gap of traditional authentication and intrusion detection to recovery activities from all types of security incidences. Business continuity's foundation can be found in the day-to-day focus of the CSO. Business continuity management requires leadership, budgeting and business activities that engage all aspects of the company. If the CSO has been given the ability and authority to oversee the corporate protection of data, he can champion traditional IT-business continuity with the support of the other business unit executives.