Chapter 37

Disaster Recovery Plans for Small and Medium Businesses (SMBs)

William F. Gross Jr.      Gross Security, LLC, Spencer, WV, United States

Abstract

The frequency of natural disasters has oddly increased in the past century; more predictable is the increase in cost of those catastrophes. In the wake of 9/11, the nation began a period of self-reflection for survival. At the national level, the Presidential Policy Directive 21, Critical Infrastructure Security, and Resilience, establishes policy and organized public and private sectors into 16 critical infrastructures: Chemical Sector, Communications Sector, Commercial Facilities Sector, Critical Manufacturing Sector, Defense Industrial Base Sector, Emergency Services Sector, Dams Sector, Energy ...

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