Featuring 18 Papers as of May 28, 2010
One Touch Disaster Recovery Solution for Continuity of Operations
Rajat Ravinder Varuni - May 28, 2010
In this publication I present a solution where information is available during or following a disaster.
Business Continuity On A Stick
Patrick Kral - August 7, 2008
A technical analysis of using virtual machine technology and USB drives within business continuity and disaster recovery planning.
Preparing For A Disaster: Determining the Essential Functions That Should Be Up First
L. Barry Lyons IV, CISSP - October 4, 2007
This paper will summarize the technologies and challenges related to wireless a risk mitigation strategy and determine financial loss over time along with the cost to recover.
Business Continuity Planning Concept of Operations
Curtis Keliiaa - July 19, 2006
BCP Command Structure Business Continuity Planning (BCP) is a program that assesses the existing operations, risks, and customer relationships of an organization for the development of organizational preparedness.
Beyond Buy-In: The Case for Executive Level Involvement in Developing a Business Continuity Plan
Anne Humphrey - May 17, 2005
The development of a robust business continuity plan is an essential activity for any organization. Too often companies limit executive level participation to approval and funding roles.
Computer Security Considerations in Disaster Recovery Planning
Douglas Velliquette - January 17, 2005
The successful implementation of a disaster recovery plan is contingent upon the effectiveness of its design. This paper focuses on specific computer security considerations to be included in disaster planning and recovery strategies.
The Virtual Machine: A Tool for Business Continuity Planning
Moe Calvez - August 15, 2004
Disaster recovery, or business continuity planning, is an ever-increasing issue for IT personnel. Why? Well, try to name a company that is beyond dependence on computer and internet technology to maintain a viable business. O.K., besides the Benedictine monks who make that great liqueur or Amish farmers.
Disaster Recovery: Survivability &; Security
Linda Ridgway - December 13, 2003
This paper discusses the Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP) and addresses the need to incorporate physical surroundings, data, key personnel, and the organization as an individual entity as well as where the coordination of the Business Continuity Plan (BCP) and DRP coordinator belongs within the organization.
The Oversight of Physical Security and Contingency Planning
Andy Krupa - October 31, 2003
This paper addresses the importance of physical security in relation to the protection of data systems and sensitive information including the topics of access control, basic physical security practices, and the importance of contingency planning.
Recovering From Disaster: Implementing Disaster Recovery Plans Following Terrorism
Scott Hannig - October 31, 2003
The purpose of this paper is to examine three aspects of disaster recovery, which were found to be the most challenging for many of the companies affected by the 911 attacks: accessing the needed software and technology, staying connected with employees and customers, and the loss of valuable personnel.
Introduction to Business Continuity Planning
Gan Chee-Syong - October 31, 2003
The purpose of this document is to give an overview of what is Business Continuity Planning and provide some guidance and resources for beginner.
Douglas Lancaster - October 31, 2003
The goal of this paper is to introduce the concept of systems survivability, and explore methods in which this broad concept can be utilized.
Requirements for the Design of a Secure Data Center
Christopher Nye - October 31, 2003
This paper covers some of the key elements to be taken into consideration when designing and building a secure data center.
Business Resumption Planning: A Progressive Approach
Wayne Freeman - October 31, 2003
The purpose of this paper is to provide a basic roadmap for those endeavoring to implement a Business Resumption Plan (BRP) within their organizations.
Disaster Recovery Plan Testing: Cycle the Plan, Plan the Cycle
Guy Krocker - October 31, 2003
This paper takes an in-depth look at the Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP) testing process.
Disaster Recovery Plan Strategies and Processes
Bryan Martin - October 31, 2003
This paper discusses the development, maintenance and testing of the Disaster Recovery Plan, as well as addressing employee education and management procedures to insure provable recovery capability.
Business Continuity Planning In Difficult Economic Times
Suzanne Widup - October 31, 2003
The primary objective of this paper is to enable an organization to survive a disaster and to reestablish normal business operations.
The Disaster Recovery Plan
Chad Bahan - October 31, 2003
This paper provides a discussion on business continuity and disaster recovery plans, which are critical components used to ensure that systems essential to the operation of the organization are available when needed.
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