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Information Technology Security Fundamentals by Bryan Hosack, Glen Sagers

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CHAPTER 8

Disaster Recovery

The focus of disaster recovery should be answering the following question: “When something bad happens, how fast can your business be back up, online, and functioning at levels acceptable to our business and any governing bodies?” The outcome or answer to this question should lead to a testable, actionable disaster recovery plan (DRP). The goal of this chapter is to provide an overview of what types of disasters should be considered in a DRP and serve as a launch point for creating a plan or revising a current plan to meet your organization security goals.

What is a “disaster”?

A disaster can be an act of nature or man-made occurrence that shuts down your organization in part or in whole. A disaster might be a hurricane ...

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