Bus Cont Plan&Disas Recov Plan 2

 

Select a major organization that was located in the Hurricane Katrina disaster area.  Research their experiences and prepare a report detailing the unexpected challenges the organization encountered in returning their operations to normal. Give suggestions on what might be added to the organization’s contingency plan to mitigate those unexpected challenges.

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Chapter 3: Evaluating Risk

Terms

Risk

How likely this is to happen and how badly it will hurt.

Disaster

An event that disrupts a critical business function

Business Interruption

Something that disrupts the normal flow of business operations.

Attributes of Risk

Risk

Predictability

Location

Impact

Advanced Warning

Time of Day

Scope

Day of Week

Likelihood

Risk Analysis

Process that identifies the probable threats to your business

Analysis used as basis for assessment later in the process

Assessment compares risk analysis to what you have in place

Begins with determining what are essential functions to business

Scope
Determined by the potential damage and/or cost
Cost of downtime
Cost of lost opportunity

Five Layers of Risk

External Risk

Risk to local facility

Data systems

Individual department

Own workstation

External Risk
Natural Disaster
Fire
Hurricanes
Storms
Earthquake
Tornado
Civil Risk
Riots
Labor Disputes
Manufactured Risk
Industrial Sites
Transportation

Facility-wide Risk

Electricity

Telephones

Water

Climate Control

Data Network

Data Systems

Data Communication Network

Telecomm System

Data Systems

Shared computers and LANs

Viruses

Departmental Risk

Key Operating Equipment

Lack of Data Systems

Vital Records

Desk’s risk

Determine Tools Used

Locked Down?

Severity of Risk

Time of Day

Day of Week

Location

Making the Assessment

Scoring

Sorting

Analyze the data

Summary

Determine cost of downtime

Identify risks at five layers

Determine impact of risk

Identify outside sources

Prioritize risks

Chapter 4: Selecting a Strategy

Recovery strategy

Main purpose is to restore vital business functions

Restore to minimum acceptable level of service

Selecting a strategy

Trade off between time and money

Maximum recovery time = recovery time objective (RTO)

Craft a strategy for each significant area

Recovery Point Objective (RPO)

Amount of data that may be lost since last backup

Time

Distance

Recovery options

Recover in a different company site

Subscribe to a recovery site

Wait until disaster-locate empty space

IT recovery strategy

Environmental conditions

Infrastructure

Applications

Data

Recommended it recovery strategy

Second company site

Second site facility set-up

Offsite data backup

Work area recovery strategy

New location far enough away – not affected

Alternate communications for legacy systems

Pre-printed forms for legal or business reasons

Pandemic strategy

Plan to continue operation at a level that permits it to remain in business

Plan will be in operation for 18-24 months

Business continuity strategy

Customers never notice interruption in service

List critical processes identified in BIA

Draft a process map

Identification of steps to eliminate

Draft a risk assessment

Draft end-to-end recovery plan

summary

Selecting a strategy is an important step

Look at how quick one can recover

Determine amount of data a company can afford to lose

How much security the company can afford

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