Disaster Recovery (DR) Lessons Learned: September 11th

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Case Study 2: Disaster Recovery (DR) Lessons Learned: September 11th


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.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • 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.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Explain risk management in the context of information security.
  • Summarize the various types of disasters, response and recovery methods.
  • Compare and contrast the methods of disaster recovery and business continuity.
  • Explain and develop a business continuity plan to address unforeseen incidents.
  • Develop techniques for different disaster scenarios.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in disaster recovery.
  • Write clearly and concisely about disaster recovery topics using proper writing mechanics and technical style conventions.
  • Write clearly and concisely about disaster recovery topics using proper writing mechanics and technical style conventio

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Disaster Recovery
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DISASTER RECOVERY
1. Explain how the attacks affected risk management in organizations and have prompted
an increased justification for recovery-based objectives, initiatives, and expenditures.
Following the September 11 attacks, changes have been made by corporations
involving physical security, technological capabilities and planning on human
contingencies. While the federal government has enforced some rules, corporations have
also made efforts to improve their disaster recovery methods. Initiatives such as the
incorporation of many real time data centers and internal cloud services have reduced the
disaster down time recovery and the average points of data recovery.
The main point of focus for corporations during disaster recovery is maintaining
the workforce resilience when the company systems are down. Caring for the workforce
is one of the major lessons that was learnt during the 9/11 attack where companies now
have to incorporate flexible working environments. The use of virtual private networks
and other hand held devices is useful in ensuring that the employe...

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