This chapter presents the following:
• Project initiation steps
• Recovery and continuity planning requirements
• Business impact analysis
• Selecting, developing, and implementing disaster and continuity plans
• Backup and offsite facilities
• Types of drills and tests
We can’t prepare for every possibility, as recent events have proved. In 2005, Hurricane Katrina wreaked extensive damage. Businesses were not merely affected—their buildings were destroyed and lives were lost. The catastrophic Indian Ocean tsunami in December 2004 struck with little warning. The World Trade Center towers coming down after terrorists crashed planes into them affected many surrounding businesses, people, the government, ...