S12-02_Gable_Answer - alternate processing...

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AK/ADMS 2511 - Gable, Answer Guide Suggested Solution a) Risks - the physical structure of the building seemed to have posed risks to the equipment - online data needs to be available in a current form -> backing up only weekly exposes the company to data loss if problems occur at any time other than early Monday morning - all equipment and software (backups) kept only at one physical location b) Contingency plan components - backup data, documentation and programs stored offsite - data backed up offsite more frequently - plan s/b prepared ahead of time - people s/b trained in what to do in the event of an emergency.
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Unformatted text preview: - alternate processing capability (hardware and data communications lines) should have been arranged. c) Other management actions: - management should be actively involved and asking questions of information systems personnel, such as - what would happen if we had a fire here - are we adequately protected from hackers? - cost/benefit should be done to decide how much effort should be put into developing a contingency plan - a champion/sponsor should be appointed to manage the development of the contingency plan...
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