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Cyber Security: A practitioner's guide by David Sutton

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7 BUSINESS CONTINUITY AND DISASTER RECOVERY

Just because the river is quiet does not mean the crocodiles have left.

Malay proverb

In this chapter, we will briefly examine the concepts of business continuity, which looks at the business as a whole, and disaster recovery (DR), which looks at just the IT infrastructure, and which usually forms a component part of an organisation’s business continuity (BC) programme.

Although business continuity covers a much broader area than just cyber security, it is important to understand the underlying principles since it is a means of preparing for possible cyber security incidents. Likewise, disaster recovery again is not all about cyber security, but can play a major part in recovering from cyber security ...

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