Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning for IT by Susan Snedaker

By Susan Snedaker

Powerful Earthquake Triggers Tsunami in Pacific. typhoon Isaac Makes Landfall within the Gulf Coast. Wildfires Burn enormous quantities of homes and companies in Colorado. twister Touches Down in Missouri. those headlines not just have stuck the eye of individuals around the globe, they've got had an important influence on IT pros to boot. the recent 2nd version of Business Continuity and catastrophe restoration for IT pros gives you the main up to date making plans and possibility administration ideas for enterprise continuity and catastrophe restoration (BCDR). With allotted networks, expanding calls for for confidentiality, integrity and availability of information, and the common dangers to the protection of private, personal and delicate facts, no association can manage to pay for to disregard the necessity for catastrophe planning.

Author Susan Snedaker stocks her services with you, together with the most up-tp-date strategies for catastrophe restoration and conversation, BCDR for cellular units, and the most recent infrastructure concerns together with cloud, virtualization, clustering, and extra. Snedaker additionally offers you new case experiences in different company components, in addition to a overview of excessive availability and knowledge safety in healthcare IT.

Don't be stuck off guard-Business Continuity and catastrophe restoration for IT pros, 2nd variation , is required examining for someone within the IT box charged with retaining details safe and platforms up and running.

  • Complete assurance of the three different types of catastrophe: normal risks, human-caused risks, and unintended / technical hazards
  • Extensive catastrophe making plans and readiness checklists for IT infrastructure, firm purposes, servers and desktops
  • Clear suggestions on constructing exchange paintings and computing websites and emergency amenities
  • Actionable recommendation on emergency readiness and reaction
  • Up-to-date info at the criminal implications of information loss following a safety breach or disaster

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We’ll look at these types of threats in more detail later in the book. The list of disasters within each of these categories is long (refer to Chapters 4, 5, and Appendix A) and is enough to keep you awake at night. Unfortunately, these are all incidents that can and have occurred, and the best way to deal with these kinds of unimaginable uncertainties is to imagine them and develop a methodical plan for Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning Basics handling them. To be sure, if one of these more major events occurs and you have to deal with it, it’s unlikely you’ll follow your plan to the letter.

On the other hand, if your firm is located in the desert southwest of the United States, you don’t need to plan for hurricanes, but you will have to plan for power outages, flash floods during storm season, and lightning strikes. Even though this is obvious, it bears mentioning because you don’t need to over-engineer your BC/ DR plan. You will need to evaluate the potential impact to your company of various types of events and then create a plan for just those events most likely to occur and most likely to have a critical impact on operations.

40-50% of companies that experience a major fire go out of business because most do not have BC/DR plans in place. Despite the high likelihood that a company will go out of business after a disaster, more than 90% of small businesses lack a disaster recovery plan. Even though many companies say they understand the need for a disaster recovery plan, very few actually make it a priority. There may be substantial financial and legal implications for failing to plan and for failing to take reasonable precautions.

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