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Appendix D

Disaster Recovery Plan
Student Name: Marcello diaz

AXIA COLLEGE IT/244 INTRO
TO

IT SECURITY

Instructor’s Name: Jamie rost Date: 12/10/10

or loss of assets. The disaster recovery plan describes the exact steps and procedures Personnel in key departments. Critical business processes As it relates to my scenario the Data centers must be protected by the disaster recovery plan. external. hurricanes . must Follow in order to recover critical business systems in the event of a disaster That causes the loss of access to systems required for business operations. cold sites. and environmental risks. chemical fires. This compatibility in hardware. Risk Assessment 1. floods. Threats could include weather. hot sites. 1. and services allows companies who enter into an agreement to back up each other when one of the partners has an emergency. 1. or human. fires.1. software. external. lightning. loss of life. smoke and water damage power outages caused by utility failures. mudslides. earth movement. 1. describe the key elements of the Disaster Recovery Plan to be used in case of a disaster and the plan for testing the DRP. hazardous waste spills. snow.1. biological.tornadoes . The types of events that can happen and a DRP is needed are earthquakes. structural failure. and environmental risks Briefly discuss the internal. high heat and humidity . briefly describe each method and your rationale for why it will or will not be included in your DRP test plan. alternate sites.2. 1. identify which of these recovery strategies is most appropriate for your selected scenario and why.1. IT/244 Intro to IT Security Page 1 .explosions. Shared-site agreements are arrangements between companies with similar if not identical data processing centers. Disaster Recovery Plan Due in Week Three: For your selected scenario. Rather than build an entire infrastructure to back up its applications and data. energy.Disaster Recovery Plan 1.1. Disaster Recovery Test Plan For each testing method listed. Internal. which might be likely to affect the business and result in loss of the facility.2. Disaster Recovery Strategy Of the strategies of shared-site agreements. fire or chemical. specifically the IT department. and solar flares.3. and warm sites. ice.

3.3.1.5.3. production systems are stopped as if a disaster had occurred to see how the backup services perform. IT/244 Intro to IT Security Page 2 . Parallel testing The backup processing occurs in parallel with production services that never stop. mimicking the response to a true emergency as closely as possible. They either work (true) or they fail (false) in which case the lesson learned can be as painful as a true disaster.4.2. This is a familiar process for those who have installed complex computer systems that run in parallel with the existing production system until the new system proves to be stable.3. Full interruption Also known as the true/false test.3. critical personnel meet to Perform a “dry run” of the emergency. 1. Simulations During a practice session.Disaster Recovery Plan 1. Walk-throughs Members of the key business units meet to trace their steps through the plan. looking for omissions and inaccuracies 1.3. 1. Checklists A more passive type of testing. 1. members of the key departments “Check off” the tasks for which they are responsible and report on the accuracy of the checklist. This is typically a first step toward a more comprehensive test.

(2001). Information Security: Principles and Practices (2006). Washington. by Mark Merkow and Jim Breithaupt. “Business Continuity Planning and Disaster Recovery Planning” IT/244 Intro to IT Security Page 3 . DC: Author. References Cite all your references by adding the pertinent information to this section by following this example. Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (5th ed.Disaster Recovery Plan 2.). American Psychological Association.