Disaster Recovery

Many types of disasters, whether natural or caused by people, can stop your organization’s operations for some length of time. Such disasters are unlike the threats to your computer systems and networks, because the events that cause the disruption are not specifically aimed at your organization. This is not to say that those other threats won’t disrupt operations—they can, and industrial espionage, hacking, disgruntled employees, and insider threats all must be considered. The purpose of this chapter is to point out additional events that you may not have previously considered.

The amount of time your organization’s operations are disrupted depends in part on how prepared it is for a disaster and what plans are in place to ...

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