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Business Resumption Planning

2nd Edition

Edited by Leo A. Wrobel

Auerbach Publications

512 pages | 42 B/W Illus.

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Offering hundreds of tips, templates, checklists, and pointers to information in the public domain, Business Resumption Planning, Second Edition assists you in creating a rock solid recovery plan for any size organization. It provides the information you need in order to coordinate first responders to meet any disaster scenario head on, whether involving computers, telecommunications, or infrastructure in a timely and effective manner.

What’s New in the Second Edition:

· The latest techniques for conducting an efficient Business Impact Analysis and an accurate Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA)

· Advice on how to successfully recover from Ground Zero events, such as those involving Oklahoma City, the World Trade Center (WTC), and Hurricane Katrina

· Tips for recovery teams and first responders, including  how to maintain “4Ci” (Command, Control, Communications, Computers and intelligence) during a disaster

· An examination of legal ramifications resulting from a failure to plan—including new liability issues that directly affect you

· An explanation of how the recently enacted Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 impacts your planning effort

· Plans and templates that assess vulnerability in WANs, Open Networks, physical facilities, environmentals, and enhanced services

The book contains actual case studies and examples illustrating the vulnerabilities of today’s mission critical systems. It details the proactive steps you should take now to first assess your exposure, then eliminate it. The book also includes a CD-ROM that contains worksheets, checklists, audit forms, work breakdown structures, and reports.

Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1                                                                             

So, You Want to Write a Disaster Recovery Plan                         

What IS a Disaster?                                                                  

Finding the Resources to Complete the Plan                               

How Does One Begin                                                                


CHAPTER 2                                                                             

What is a Business Impact Analysis (BIA)?                                

Data Collection and Verification                                                  


Additional Observations on using the BIA to Pitch Management    

Why Will Management Believe a Consultant but Not YOU?          

“Cooking Up” a Compelling Management Presentation                  

Using Meaningful Data to Get Your Plan Funded                          


CHAPTER 3                                                                             

Getting the Plan Funded (Executive Commitment)                       

Other Ways to Present Your Data                                              

What is a Failure Mode Effects Analysis?                                   


CHAPTER 4                                                                             

Options for Completing the Plan                                                 



CHAPTER 5                                                                             

Standards for Buildings, Networks and Other Infrastructure           

Physical Standards—Large Installations                                     

General Housekeeping                                                              

Building Entrance Facilities                                                        

Emergency Lighting                                                                  


CHAPTER 6                                                                             

Why Document it at All?                                                            

Putting the Disaster Recovery Plan to Paper                               

What Should the Plan Cover?                                                     

Recovery Scenarios—the Three “R’s”                                          


CHAPTER SEVEN                                                                    

Telecommunications-Specific Recovery Procedures                     

Other Telecommunications Recovery Concerns                           

Physical Vulnerability to Telco Disasters—Where Does One


Call Out of the Telecom Recovery Team                                      

Software Disasters                                                                    

Major Cable or Fiber Cut                                                

Risks with T1 Service Utilizing Proprietary Multiplexers or Routers

Emergency Call Lists                                                                

Forms Associated with the Plan                                                 



Recovering Emerging Technologies (Frame Relay, VoIP, ATM   

   and More)                                                                                                                  

CHAPTER 8                                                                             

Forming Teams, Training, Recruitment, and Testing                     

Catastrophic Equipment Failure and Building Disasters                

Technical Services Recovery Plan                                              

Evaluating the Results of a Disaster Recovery Test                      

Training Considerations                                                             

CHAPTER 9                                                                             


How to Use this Chapter                                                            

Companies That Are Required to Have Disaster Recovery Plans    

Companies That Are Required to Have Some Elements of a Disaster Recovery Plan Preparedness Planning Is Encouraged   

   by Law                                              

Preparedness Planning for the Legal Department             

Handling of Sensitive Information (Example HIPAA Compliance)    

Appendix A                                                                              

Appendix B:  IRS Procedure 98-25                                             

Appendix C:  Financial Institution Rules from GLB                       

Appendix D:  Pandemic                                                             

CHAPTER 10                                                                           


A New Direction                                                                        


Impact of SOX on the Board of Directors                                     

Whistle Blowers                                                                        

Review of Other Highlights of the Act                                          

Regulatory Issues and How They Effect Business Continuity (BC) Programs                                                                                              


Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Plan                         

General Recovery Strategy                                                        

Recovery Teams                                                                       

Notification Procedures                                                              

Media Affairs                                                                            

What Does the EMT Do?                                                           

Recovering Open Systems (LANS)                                             

Telecommunications Recovery                           

Recovery Teams                                                                       

Related Support Teams                                                             

Other Useful Forms and Checklists                                                        

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HOUSE & HOME / Security
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Disasters & Disaster Relief