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Appendix D

Disaster Recovery Plan
Student Name: Carol Young
University of Phoenix
IT/244 Intro to IT Security
Instructor’s Name: Jamie Rost
Date: 4/13/2013
Disaster Recovery Plan
Due in Week Three: For your selected scenario, describe the key elements of the Disaster Recovery Plan to be used in case of a disaster and the plan for testing the DRP. Risk Assessment
Critical business processes
List the mission-critical business systems and services that must be protected by the DRP. Disaster recovery is the process, policies and procedures related to preparing for recovery or continuation of technology infrastructure critical to an organization after a natural or human-induced disaster. Disaster recovery is a subset of business continuity. While business continuity involves planning for keeping all aspects of a business functioning in the midst of disruptive events, disaster recovery focuses on the IT or technology systems that support business functions. Internal, external, and environmental risks

Briefly discuss the internal, external, and environmental risks, which might be likely to affect the business and result in loss of the facility, loss of life, or loss of assets. Threats could include weather, fire or chemical, earth movement, structural failure, energy, biological, or human. The key element of a DRP is to keep operations up and running in the event of a disaster. A natural disaster that could happen would be a tornado or flood that could completely wipe out a building where all the computer equipment is used or stored. By using a DRP all the data could be stored at an off-site location to assure the operations of the company will be able to continue in case of a disaster. Disaster Recovery Strategy

Of the strategies of shared-site agreements, alternate sites, hot sites, cold sites, and warm sites, identify which of these recovery strategies is most appropriate for your selected scenario and why. The appropriate...
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