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Introduction to Planning and Crisis
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One of the first pages you will see in all of my Computer Incident Response Plans (CIRP) is a foreword. The first line on the page is “A Plan Is Preparation Manifested.”
The word “plan” can be either a verb or a noun. We plan for retirement or plan the wedding of a son or daughter. We make dinner plans—a noun here. And we also create incident response plans, business plans, disaster recovery plans, and business continuity plans.
I’ve spent a fair amount of time associated with the military, and many ...

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