Disaster Recovery Principles and Practices

ISBN-10: 013171127X

ISBN-13: 9780131711273

Edition: 2007

Authors: April Wells, Charlyne Walker, Timothy Walker, David Abarca

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For advanced information security courses on disaster recovery nbsp; With real world examples, this text provides an extensive introduction to disaster recovery focusing on planning the team, planning for the disaster and practicing the plan to make sure that, if ever needed,it will work.
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Book details

List price: $142.60
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 9/22/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 298
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Security Series Walk-Through
Preface
About the Authors
Acknowledgments
Quality Assurance
Introduction to Disaster Recovery
Why Disaster Recovery?
Business Functions
Critical Support Functions
Corporate-Level Support Functions
What Is a Disaster?
What Kinds of Disasters Are There?
Lack of Computer Security
Death of Key Employees
Strikes
Accidents
Spills
Explosions
Technological Breakdowns
Sabotage and Terrorism
What Are the Possible Effects of a Disaster?
Within the Organization
External to the Organization
What Is Business Continuity Planning?
Summary
Test Your Skills
Preparing to Develop the Disaster Recovery Plan
Why Plan?
Direct Pressure
Indirect Pressure
Establishing the Team
Getting Management Support
The Need for Ongoing Departmental Support
Team Members
Recovery Manager
Facilities Coordinator
Technical Coordinator
Administrative Coordinator
Network Coordinator
Applications Coordinator
Computer Operations Coordinator
DR Team Sub-Teams
Management Team
Business Recovery Team
Departmental Recovery Team
Computer Recovery Team
Damage Assessment Team
Security Team
Facilities Support Team
Administrative Support Team
Logistics Support Team
User Support Team
Computer Backup Team
Offsite Storage Team
Software Recovery Team
Communications Team
Applications Team
Computer Restoration Team
Human Resources Team
Marketing and Customer Relations Team
Other Teams
Characteristics of Team Members
External Team Members
Creating a Notification Directory
Securing and Preparing Resources
Alphawest
Affiliated Computer Services Inc (ACS)
IBM
Team Tasks
Auditing Current Vulnerability
Determining What Actions to Complete Now
Creating Recovery Teams and Test Plans
Summary
Test Your Skills
Assessing Risk and Impact
Defining Risk
Risk Assessment
Risk Management
Emergency Situation or Event
Choosing the Assessment Method
Matching the Response to the Threat
Identifying Mission-Critical Processes and Systems
Evaluating Critical Functions
Setting Priorities Based on Time Horizons
Implementing Disaster Avoidance
Avoiding Disasters through Effective Preventive Planning
Creating Contingency Plans for Unavoidable Threats
Disaster-based Risk Assessment
Identify Hazards or Risks
Assess and Prioritize Risks
Develop Controls and Make Risk Decisions
Implement a Risk-Handling Plan and Controls
Evaluate, Track, and Report
Asset-based Risk Assessment
Asset Assessment
Threat Assessment
Vulnerability Assessment
Risk Assessment
Controls
The Business Impact Analysis
Business Impact
How the Assessment Works
Octave Risk Assessment
Create a Threat Profile
Identify Infrastructure Vulnerabilities
Develop a Security Strategy
Summary
Test Your Skills
Prioritizing Systems and Functions for Recovery
Identifying and Prioritizing Assets and Functions
Identifying Critical Assets
Identifying Functions and Processes
Prioritizing Disaster Recovery Planning Efforts
Processes or Functions that Create Assets
Processes or Functions that Protect Assets
Determining What to Recover When
Conducting Dependency Analysis
Defining Disaster Declaration Threshold Criteria
Summary
Test Your Skills
Identify Data Storage and Recovery Sites
Data Backup
How to Back Up Your Data
When to Back Up Your Data
How Often to Back Up Your Data
Where to Store Backups
Information as an Asset
Recovery Site Alternatives
Function
Written Agreements
Alternative Site Selection Criteria
Number of Sites Available
Distance from Site
Facilities
Cost
Contract
Designing Recovery Solutions
Establishing a Disaster Recovery Site
Selecting Backup and Restoration Strategies
Storage Backup and Recovery Tools
Restoring Communications and Recovering Users
Summary
Test Your Skills
Developing Plans, Procedures, and Relationships
What Documents Will You Need?
Collecting Contact Information
Computer Vendor
Suppliers
Emergency Services
Customers
Key DR Personnel
Management for the Organization
Evaluating Your Support Tools
People
Supplies
Proof That Your Vendors Are Planning
Emergency Operations Center
Creating Backups
Full Backups
Incremental Backups
Backing Up the Mirror
Creating the Recovery Plan
Capturing the Planning Output in the DR Plan
Upstream Relationships
Vendor Emergencies
Vendor Handoffs
Hardware Support
Software Support
Downstream Relationships
Service Level Agreements with Customers
Directing the Disaster Recovering Team
Team Actions Following a Disaster or After a Drill
Summary
Test Your Skills
Developing Procedures for Special Circumstances
Emergencies During the Emergency
Support Contracts
Disaster Recovery Contracts
Preparations
Identifying the Gaps in Your Recovery Plans
Backups
Testing
Systems
People
Identifying Disaster Recovery Risks
Location
Situation
Systems
Summary
Test Your Skills
Testing the Disaster Recovery Plan
Rehearsing the DR Plan
Reasons for Testing the Disaster Recovery Plan
Considering the Impact of Testing on the Organization's Activities
Developing Testing Criteria and Procedures
Using a Step-By-Step Process to Test the Plan
Developing Test Scenarios and Using Test Results Effectively
Maintaining the DR Plan
Applying Change Control: Why and How
Ensuring Normal Developments Are Accounted for in the DR Plan
Scheduling Regular Reviews
Managing and Documenting the Recovery
Identifying Stakeholders
Defining Clear Goals at the Start
Reporting
Summary
Test Your Skills
Continued Assessment of Needs, Threats, and Solutions
What to Do After the Disaster Recovery Test
What Was Learned?
What Will Be Done Differently
Threat Determination in System
Threat Classification
SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats)
Solution Determination
Damage
Reproducible
Exploitable
Users/Systems Affected
Discoverable
Summary
Test Your Skills
Sample Disaster Recovery Plan
Checklist Testing Sample Documents280
Glossary
References
Index
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