Disaster Recovery, Lessons Learned: September 11th, management homework help

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Read the article titled “9/11: Top lessons learned for disaster recovery,” from Computerworld.com, located at http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9219867/9_11_Top_lessons_learned_for_disaster_recovery , and consider the effects the attacks of September 11, 2001, have had on technology recovery efforts.

Write a two to four (2-4) page paper in which you:

  1. Explain how the attacks affected risk management in organizations and have prompted an increased justification for recovery-based objectives, initiatives, and expenditures.
  2. Analyze the use of social media and other current methods of communication for emergency notifications during an incident or disaster situation.
  3. Determine whether or not organizations need to consider distanced geographic locations when preparing for backup operations / data centers, and determine the effects that recovery point objectives (RPO) and recovery time objectives (RTO) have on these decisions.
  4. Evaluate the use of cloud services as tools for recovery operations within an organization, and explain how they could increase or decrease the effectiveness of recovery operations.
  5. Determine whether or not cloud services are ideal recovery options for organizations regardless of their size. Provide a rationale to support the answer.
  6. Use at least four (4) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources.

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  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

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The events of 11th September 2001, shock the world, the superpower was under attack
from terrorists. The group terrorist was from an Islamic extremist group known as al-Qaeda.
The group hijacked 4 airlines and about 3,000 people lost their lives. This was an eye opener
for the United States to work on their defense mechanisms.
Effect of the Attack to the Risk Management of an Organisation
During the period of the attack, the disaster recovery plans and technology in the country
was not that strong. The attack prompted the need to have this revised and improved so it
becomes easy for any risk to be identified. The internal systems were upgraded so as to
comply with Patriot Act. Organizations from then saw the importance of being prepared and
carrying out risk management since it helps them to prepare well in advance (Pyszczynski et
al, 2003)
Use of Social Media during an Emergency
Social media is very important when it comes to a crisis; it becomes very handy when
it comes to communication. Public services and corporate disaster teams have now started
using social media platforms for communication. These platforms make it easy to keep the
people informed as well as the stakeholders. Companies can use their websites to keep thei...

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