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The CISA® Prep Guide: Mastering the Certified Information Systems Auditor Exam by John Kramer

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Chapter 5. Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity

Ten percent of the CISA exam's content is concerned with your knowledge of this subject matter, but for the businesses you evaluate, this will be one of the most important subjects they can address in order to protect their business from complete ruin. The importance of Disaster Recovery Planning (DRP) and Business Continuity Planning (BCP) can mean the difference between a viable business and a footnote on a ledger, should disaster strike a company. Make no mistake about it, this is a hard sell for management. The terrorist attack on the U.S. Pentagon and the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, is a stark reminder of the devastating impact that unexpected calamity can have on a business. Some businesses continued with little disruption, others will never reopen.

The process of building, deploying, testing, and maintaining adequate recovery and continuity plans start at the top of the organization but also will involve extensive analysis and participation from many aspects of the organization. You should expect to see an ongoing process and commitment for building, maintaining, and testing plans to ensure business continuity and to see continuous involvement at many levels of the organization in order for you to conclude that the process is adequate. Do not expect to see completely successful tests, reported on in detail and tied up with a bow. Half of those companies with a well-developed plan do not have tests that meet ...

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