Running head: DATABASE SECURITY
A DISASTER RECOVERY PLAN
A disaster recovery plan is a plan set by an organization to enhance stability in the
incident of a disaster that may destroy part or all the business resources. These resources include;
data records, information technology (IT) tools, and the overall physical space of a company.
However, according to Berke et al., 2014), “a recovery business plan has several stages to ensure
its efficiency and effectiveness."
Stages of Disaster Recovery
The first stage of disaster recovery requires a critical understanding of the business’
activities and how all the resources they are using are interconnected. Second, disaster recovery
involves critical and acute assessment of the firm’s vulnerability in all the sectors. These areas
include; equipment, physical space, operating measures, emergency planning, and data integrity.
Third, disaster recovery involves a practical understanding of how the event of the disaster will
impact other levels of the firm. The fourth stage requires the development of a short-term
retrieval plan. The fifth stage includes the creation of a long term recovery plan, which provides
for ways to return to the usual business activities. Lastly, a recovery plane re...
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