Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning for IT Professionals

Author: Susan Snedaker
Publisher: Newnes
ISBN: 0124114512
Format: PDF, Docs
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Powerful Earthquake Triggers Tsunami in Pacific. Hurricane Isaac Makes Landfall in the Gulf Coast. Wildfires Burn Hundreds of Houses and Businesses in Colorado. Tornado Touches Down in Missouri. These headlines not only have caught the attention of people around the world, they have had a significant effect on IT professionals as well. The new 2nd Edition of Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery for IT Professionals gives you the most up-to-date planning and risk management techniques for business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR). With distributed networks, increasing demands for confidentiality, integrity and availability of data, and the widespread risks to the security of personal, confidential and sensitive data, no organization can afford to ignore the need for disaster planning. Author Susan Snedaker shares her expertise with you, including the most current options for disaster recovery and communication, BCDR for mobile devices, and the latest infrastructure considerations including cloud, virtualization, clustering, and more. Snedaker also provides you with new case studies in several business areas, along with a review of high availability and information security in healthcare IT. Don’t be caught off guard—Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery for IT Professionals, 2nd Edition , is required reading for anyone in the IT field charged with keeping information secure and systems up and running. Complete coverage of the 3 categories of disaster: natural hazards, human-caused hazards, and accidental / technical hazards Extensive disaster planning and readiness checklists for IT infrastructure, enterprise applications, servers and desktops Clear guidance on developing alternate work and computing sites and emergency facilities Actionable advice on emergency readiness and response Up-to-date information on the legal implications of data loss following a security breach or disaster

Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning for IT Professionals

Author: Susan Snedaker
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 9780080553726
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Powerful Earthquake Triggers Tsunami in Pacific. Hurricane Katrina Makes Landfall in the Gulf Coast. Avalanche Buries Highway in Denver. Tornado Touches Down in Georgia. These headlines not only have caught the attention of people around the world, they have had a significant effect on IT professionals as well. As technology continues to become more integral to corporate operations at every level of the organization, the job of IT has expanded to become almost all-encompassing. These days, it’s difficult to find corners of a company that technology does not touch. As a result, the need to plan for potential disruptions to technology services has increased exponentially. That is what Business Continuity Planning (BCP) is: a methodology used to create a plan for how an organization will recover after a disaster of various types. It takes into account both security and corporate risk management tatics. There is a lot of movement around this initiative in the industry: the British Standards Institute is releasing a new standard for BCP this year. Trade shows are popping up covering the topic. * Complete coverage of the 3 categories of disaster: natural hazards, human-caused hazards, and accidental and technical hazards. * Only published source of information on the new BCI standards and government requirements. * Up dated information on recovery from cyber attacks, rioting, protests, product tampering, bombs, explosions, and terrorism.

Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning for IT Professionals

Author: Susan Snedaker
Publisher: Syngress Press
ISBN: 9780124105263
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"Massive Tornado Hits Moore, OK. Mercy Hospital Destroyed in Joplin, MO Tornado. Powerful Earthquake Triggers Tsunami in Pacific. Super Storm Sandy Wipes Out New Jersey Boardwalk. Hurricane Katrina Makes Landfall in the Gulf Coast. Avalanche Buries Highway in Denver. These headlines are all too common these days and it seems storms are getting larger and more destructive. These tragic events impact people's lives forever and the loss of life and the toll on the families and communities is enormous. In the midst of these tragedies, though, is a resilience of human spirit. We pick ourselves up, assess the situation, and carry on. As an Information Technology professional, your job is to provide the technology to enable business to run (or, after a tragedy, to resume). Information technology is in every corner of just about every organization today. In some small businesses, it is as simple as a few servers and a handful of desktops or laptops. In larger organizations, it is as complex as hundreds of applications running on hundreds of servers across multiple load-balanced locations. Regardless of how simple or complex your IT environment is, you need to plan for business disruptions, which can range from a local power outage to a massive, regional event such as a tornado, hurricane or earthquake"--

The Disaster Recovery Handbook

Author: Michael Wallace
Publisher: Amacom Books
ISBN: 0814416136
Format: PDF, Mobi
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No organization is safe without a disaster recovery plan in place. Expanded and up to date, this is the ultimate resource.

Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery for InfoSec Managers

Author: John Rittinghouse, PhD, CISM
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080528335
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Every year, nearly one in five businesses suffers a major disruption to its data or voice networks or communications systems. Since 9/11 it has become increasingly important for companies to implement a plan for disaster recovery. This comprehensive book addresses the operational and day-to-day security management requirements of business stability and disaster recovery planning specifically tailored for the needs and requirements of an Information Security Officer. This book has been written by battle tested security consultants who have based all the material, processes and problem- solving on real-world planning and recovery events in enterprise environments world wide. John has over 25 years experience in the IT and security sector. He is an often sought management consultant for large enterprise and is currently a member of the Federal Communication Commission's Homeland Security Network Reliability and Interoperability Council Focus Group on Cybersecurity, working in the Voice over Internet Protocol workgroup. James has over 30 years experience in security operations and technology assessment as a corporate security executive and positions within the intelligence, DoD, and federal law enforcement communities. He has a Ph.D. in information systems specializing in information security and is a member of Upsilon Pi Epsilon (UPE), the International Honor Society for the Computing and Information Disciplines. He is currently an Independent Consultant. · Provides critical strategies for maintaining basic business functions when and if systems are shut down · Establishes up to date methods and techniques for maintaining second site back up and recovery · Gives managers viable and efficient processes that meet new government rules for saving and protecting data in the event of disasters

Business Continuity Planning

Author: Kenneth L. Fulmer
Publisher: Rothstein Publishing
ISBN: 1931332908
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This easy workbook format shows managers new to Business Continuity Planning how to quickly develop a basic plan and keep it updated. If you've been tasked with developing a basic business continuity plan and aren't sure where to start, this workbook with sample forms, checklists, templates, and plans will walk you step-by-step through the process. The book is aimed at single/few location companies with up to 250 employees and is more oriented to an office environment, especially where computer operations are critical. It offers a fast, practical approach for small companies with limited staff and time to customize a workable plan and expand it as they grow. Endorsed by The Business Continuity Institute and Disaster Recovery Institute International, it includes these helpful tools: Straightforward, jargon-free explanations emphasize the non-technical aspects of Information Technology/Disaster Recovery planning. Glossary with 120 terms and Appendices with sample risk assessment and risk analysis checklists. Extensive, easy to-use downloadable resources include reproducible worksheets, forms, templates, questionnaires, and checklists for various natural disasters and special hazards such as power outages, boiler failures, bomb threats, hazardous material spills, and civil unrest, along with a checklist for vital records storage. For professional development or college classes the book is accompanied by a set of Instructor Materials.

The Definitive Handbook of Business Continuity Management

Author: Andrew Hiles
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470710799
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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With a pedigree going back over ten years, The Definitive Handbook of Business Continuity Management can rightly claim to be a classic guide to business risk management and contingency planning, with a style that makes it accessible to all business managers. Some of the original underlying principles remain the same – but much has changed. This is reflected in this radically updated third edition, with exciting and helpful new content from new and innovative contributors and new case studies bringing the book right up to the minute. This book combines over 500 years of experience from leading Business Continuity experts of many countries. It is presented in an easy-to-follow format, explaining in detail the core BC activities incorporated in BS 25999, Business Continuity Guidelines, BS 25777 IT Disaster Recovery and other standards and in the body of knowledge common to the key business continuity institutes. Contributors from America, Asia Pacific, Europe, China, India and the Middle East provide a truly global perspective, bringing their own insights and approaches to the subject, sharing best practice from the four corners of the world. We explore and summarize the latest legislation, guidelines and standards impacting BC planning and management and explain their impact. The structured format, with many revealing case studies, examples and checklists, provides a clear roadmap, simplifying and de-mystifying business continuity processes for those new to its disciplines and providing a benchmark of current best practice for those more experienced practitioners. This book makes a massive contribution to the knowledge base of BC and risk management. It is essential reading for all business continuity, risk managers and auditors: none should be without it.

Principles of Incident Response and Disaster Recovery

Author: Michael E. Whitman
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1285712625
Format: PDF, ePub
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PRINCIPLES OF INCIDENT RESPONSE & DISASTER RECOVERY, 2nd Edition presents methods to identify vulnerabilities within computer networks and the countermeasures that mitigate risks and damage. From market-leading content on contingency planning, to effective techniques that minimize downtime in an emergency, to curbing losses after a breach, this text is the resource needed in case of a network intrusion. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.