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The Disaster Recovery Handbook, 3rd Edition

Book Description

Expect the best. Plan for the worst.

Survey the headlines: superstorms, data breaches, pandemics, system failures, and strikes occur regularly...somewhere. If a disaster hits your organization — will you be prepared? With the detailed guidance found in The Disaster Recovery Handbook, your company’s survival and the speedy resumption of business is assured.

This thoroughly updated third edition provides readers with clear and comprehensive instructions for assessing risk; documenting recovery procedures; assembling a disaster team; testing and debugging every step; protecting material resources; and safeguarding vital records.

Featuring an examination of emerging risks, developments in IT networking, and an all-new chapter on information security, this all-in-one tool kit helps you both avoid potential trouble and recover swiftly when the worst occurs.

Anything can happen, but The Disaster Recovery Handbook helps you plan for every contingency, ensuring your company is responsible, ready, and resilient.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Half title
  3. Title
  4. Contents
  5. Acknowledgments
  6. 1. Getting Started: Overview of the Project
  7. 2. Building the Business Case: Measuring the Impact on the Business
  8. 3. Evaluating Risk: Understanding What Can Go Wrong
  9. 4. Selecting a Strategy: Setting the Direction
  10. 5. Building an Interim Plan: Don’t Just Sit There, Do Something
  11. 6. Writing the Plan: Getting It Down on Paper
  12. 7. Administrative Plan: Orchestrating the Recovery
  13. 8. Technical Recovery Plan: Putting Humpty Dumpty Back Together Again
  14. 9. Work Area Recovery Plan: Getting the Office Up and Running
  15. 10. Pandemic Plan: The Wrath of Nature
  16. 11. Crisis Management Plan: Minimizing the Damage
  17. 12. Emergency Operations Plan: Taking Control of the Situation
  18. 13. Testing Your Plans: Test, Test, Test
  19. 14. Certifications: How Does Your Plan Measure Up?
  20. 15. Policies and Procedures: Get Everyone Moving in the Same Direction
  21. 16. Electrical Service: Keeping the Juice Flowing
  22. 17. Telecommunications and Networking: Your Connection to the World
  23. 18. Vital Records Recovery: Covering Your Assets
  24. 19. Information Security Response: Always Vigilant
  25. 20. Data: Your Most Irreplaceable Asset
  26. 21. Workstations: The Weakest Link
  27. 22. Customers: Other People to Worry About
  28. 23. Suppliers: Collateral Damage
  29. 24. Fire: Burning Down the House
  30. 25. Human Resources: Your Most Valuable Asset
  31. 26. Health and Safety: Keeping Everyone Healthy
  32. 27. Terrorism: The Wrath of Man
  33. Glossary
  34. Index
  35. About the Authors
  36. Sample Chapter from Leading at the Edge
  37. About AMACOM Books
  38. Copyright