Chapter 8

Emergency Response and Recovery

Abstract

Emergency response and recovery must be planned and coordinated in order to mitigate risk and recover from a disaster effectively. A Crisis Management Team should be formed to centrally manage all aspects of recovery operations after a disaster, with an Emergency Response Team and disaster recovery teams providing essential recovery operations. Successful planning involves developing simple, preplanned checklists which can be easily referenced during emergency response and recovery operations, including checklists for the IT portion of the recovery effort, and business continuity operations after recovery is completed. We also discuss the importance of a computer incident response team for recovery ...

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