data, and business logic. (Haag, (n.d.), pg. 204-205)
9. What is a business continuity plan?
A Business continuity planning (BCP) is best defined as, "a rigorous and well-informed organizational methodology for developing a business continuity plan, a step-by-step guideline defining how the organization will recover from a disaster or extended disruption of its business processes" (Haag, (n.d.), pg. 211).
10. Why do organizations implement a disaster recovery plan before…
incident response and recovery processes.
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The incident response planning effort for ACME Computers recognizes and affirms the
importance of people, processes,…
guideline defining how an organization will recover from a disaster or business emergency (Cummings & Haag, 2013). Amazon has to consider internet threats such as viruses or malware, and winter weather patterns for the merchandise delivery. Amazon relies on the global business world for merchandise, therefore the disasters and threats should be considered on a global scale. However, an organization cannot build a BCP around every potential disaster or disturbance around the world. Instead,…
Case Project 12-3 – Research Disaster Recovery Solutions
Justin W. Smith
Central Texas College
Iron Mountain vs Amazon Web Services
What are the key features?
• Iron Mountain
Since 1951, Iron Mountain has been established as a disaster recovery solution for over six decades. Today, Iron Mountain specializes in tape and other physical backup solutions but in recent years has begun to push towards a Cloud DRaaS (Disaster Recovery as a Service) platform to compete with competitors such…
Executive Summary: Supply Chain Management at Nissan Amidst a Natural Disaster
One of the most devastating examples of supply chain disruption can be seen from the natural disasters that hit Japan in March 2011. The damage from a major earthquake and its side effects including a tsunami, blackouts, and fuel shortages caused operational shutdowns in Japan’s second largest automobile manufacturer; Nissan. The Nissan operational suspensions were not only a result of local assembly…
(a) IT disaster recovery team
The CEO and/or the Operations Manager will assemble an IT disaster recovery team to appraise the damage to the IT systems. This team will represent Zagga’s efforts to recover from an IT disaster. Members of the team will include the Operations Manager and such other Staff as he considers required.
(b) Plan of action
The disaster recovery team will do any or all of the following in any order or timeframe considered appropriate:
• Establish a reasonably located…
disclosure of business information or confidential is important to contractually stipulate this matter or by non-disclosure agreement.
In addittion, provisions regarding disaster recovery are commonly ignored . Although, it is fundamental to preview disaster recovery and business continuity strategies in the outsourcing contract.
Last, but no least, there is an important behaviour that may help to overcome some of the outsourcing failures . In order to have an evolving and long term business…
should be an organization’s governance. This entails good communication on all levels, thorough and accurate documentation of policies, and cross-functional coordination. Next, there are four important pillars to consider:
3. Business Operations
4. Risk and Compliance
Strategy refers to having an established plan on how businesses should handle any cyber incident they may come in contact with. There should be an established plan on how to communicate with customers when…
How to fight Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS)?
Denial of Service attacks can turn your entire organization upside down. It is almost like experiencing a worst, unpredictable disaster. Over the past few years, Denial of Service attacks made to the headlines several times and have always been frustrating the IT professionals. It’s great that each day technology is taking new phases and flourishing its potentiality, but the advancing field is also becoming a growing opportunity for invaders to…
Developing the plan
The importance of having an IT recovery plan has grown so much that the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) published a special publication outlining a federal standard for these plans, NIST Special Publication 800-34. This standard highlighted seven key steps required in building a successful plan.
Planning Steps: Policy Directive
The first five steps are related to the actual development of the plan. The first step is to create the policy directive,…