IT Governance, Risk, and Compliance:

Disaster Recovery


July 19, 2011  8:04 PM

Business Continuity and IT Availability – Part VI



Posted by: Robert Davis
Backup, BCM, BCP, Business Continuity, Crisis Management, Disaster Recovery, DRP, Information Security Governance, Information Security Service Management, Information Technology Service Management, ISG, ISSM, ITSM, Service Delivery, Service Disruption, Threat Management

Considering the interconnectivity of national economies through computer networks, entities are more vulnerable than ever to the possibility of technical difficulties disrupting business at any point in the communication chain. From flood or fire to computer-virus or denial-of-service, disasters...

July 15, 2011  2:44 AM

Business Continuity and IT Availability – Part V



Posted by: Robert Davis
Backup, BCM, BCP, Business Continuity, Crisis Management, Disaster Recovery, DRP, Information Security Governance, Information Security Service Management, Information Technology Service Management, ISG, ISSM, ITSM, Service Delivery, Service Disruption, Threat Management

Managerial concerns normally include: excessive business costs, forgone business opportunities, and potential revenue losses. When a business interruption occurs, restored information assets may affect operational effectiveness and efficiency. ...


July 12, 2011  9:32 PM

Business Continuity and IT Availability – Part IV



Posted by: Robert Davis
Backup, BCM, BCP, Business Continuity, Crisis Management, Disaster Recovery, DRP, Information Security Governance, Information Security Service Management, Information Technology Service Management, ISG, ISSM, ITSM, Service Delivery, Service Disruption, Threat Management

Where accepted as a managerial responsibility, an adequate ISG program should have security professionals participating in system life cycle design, acquisition, testing, and maintenance phases to ensure business continuity as well as availability requirements are appropriately incorporated, that...


July 8, 2011  10:25 PM

Business Continuity and IT Availability – Part III



Posted by: Robert Davis
Backup, BCM, BCP, Business Continuity, Crisis Management, Disaster Recovery, DRP, Information Security Governance, ISG, Service Delivery, Service Disruption, Threat Management

Governance usually occurs at different organizational strata, with activities flowing from processes, with processes linking up to systems, and programs receiving objectives from the entity’s oversight committee through established reporting lines. Alternatively or...


July 5, 2011  8:24 PM

Business Continuity and IT Availability – Part II



Posted by: Robert Davis
Backup, BCM, BCP, Business Continuity, Crisis Management, Disaster Recovery, DRP, Service Delivery, Service Disruption, Threat Management

Minimally, an entity’s IT governance program should address business continuity and IT availability requirements within the context of ensuring continuous service. As suggested by


October 8, 2009  7:50 PM

Service Restoration Planning – Part I



Posted by: Robert Davis
Backup Plan, BCP, Business Continuity, Crisis, Disaster, Disaster Recovery, Disruption, DRP, Emergency, Service Restoration, SRP

Threats to an entity's existence manifest in diverse forms, including disruptions, emergencies, crises or disasters. Any one of these incidents or events can jeopardize data processing services sustaining mission critical operations. When business integrated information systems are unavailable,...


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