Disaster Recovery & Corporate Survival Strategies
Pre-Emptive Procedures & Countermeasures
Executive Briefings

By Louise Broby
Financial Times / Pearson Education
December 2002
ISBN: 0-273-66162-0
156 Pages, Illustrated, 8 1/4" x 11 3/4"
$245.00 Paper Original


This briefing addresses the technical and business sides of installing back-up systems that are designed to cater not only for terrorist attacks, but also acts of God and other dangers. It examines disaster recovery plans and what is involved in installing and implementing them. Contents include: Backup & Storage: potential disasters, Corporate state of readiness, Information security, Corporate disaster recovery/business continuity plans, Data backup and storage solutions, Spreading of risk: remote backup and storage facilities, Outsourcing/insourcing, Backup & storage costs/disaster costs, Backup and restoration in financial services, The backup and storage industry players and their products/services, Summary of conclusions.

Contents
Executive Summary Introduction The electronic society Greater vulnerability Defensive tactics Less downtime The financial services sector The rate of technological change Back up and storage industry growth The benefits of high tech systems Outsourcing Technology -the way forward

Chapter 1 Backup & storage: potential disasters Introduction Terrorist attacks single and multiple strikes Natural disasters Earthquakes Fire Floods Extreme weather conditions Power failure Lightning Attacks caused by humans intervention Vulnerability to attack Effects of disasters First line of disaster recovery Conclusion

Chapter 2 Corporate state of readiness Introduction Recent survey How to cope with economic fluctuations McKinsey findings Data availability Factors affecting corporate state of readiness Mobile communications Mobile Recovery units Conclusion

Chapter 3 Information Security Introduction DTI surveys Protective measures General control procedures Authentication Encryption Firewalls Shelters Conclusion

Chapter 4 Corporate disaster recovery/ business continuity plans Introduction Definitions Factors affecting the administration of plans Terrorist attacks Global business continuity The BCM process Insurance Frequency of risks Business continuity plan BIA Disaster recovery plan Checklist Disaster recovery plan BAM Conclusion

Chapter 5 Data backup and storage solutions Introduction Tape backup and restoration of data Advantages of tape backup Tape formats Tape backup providers New backup technologies Backup architectures Local systems Storage Area Networks (SAN) Types of backup SAN management software Benefits of fibre channel networking Environments The fibre channel market Interoperability standards Wireless LANs Conclusion

Chapter 6 Spreading of risk: Remote backup and storage facilities: Introduction The command centre The recovery centre Colocation facilities Duplicate facilities Emergency facilities Colocation providers Global Switch Colt Exodus Scolocate Worldport Netstore Advanced security centres: Ernst & Young Business continuity datacentres (IBM/Telefonica) The role of broadband Conclusion

Chapter 7 Outsourcing/Insourcing/ ASP/MSP/SSP Introduction Trends in outsourcing Major drivers of outsourcing Survey: top ten drivers of outsourcing Insourcing Insourcing or outsourcing? ASP MSP SSP WASP Choice of provider Survey Findings Conclusion

Chapter 8 Back-up & storage costs/disaster costs Introduction Backup and storage costs ROI and TCO models Cost of downtime Cost of security incidents Under-investment in IT security by U.K. companies The role of Business Impact Analysis Costs associated with major disasters Cost estimate surveys Insurance New insurance dimension Hourly costs of downtime/data losses Conclusion

Chapter 9 Backup and restoration in financial services Overview Pioneers Competitive advantage Exposure of banks Watchdogs Compliance Vulnerability Multiple terrorist attacks September 11 Dealer room recovery service Conclusion

Chapter 10 The backup & storage industry players and their products/services Introduction Industry trends - Vendor Alliances September 11 Vendor assistance Major players: Industry Associations Conclusion

Chapter 11: Conclusion Summary of conclusions Overall conclusion Glossary

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