Module Eight

Parallel n full interruption checklist n preliminary

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Parallel n Full-interruption Checklist n Preliminary step to real test, distribute plan for review by business unit managers Structured Walk Through n Business Unit Managers walk through the test plan. Each step is walked through and marked as performed.
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Simulation n All personnel with DR responsibilities will meet and go through a practice session n Enacts recovery procedures but no alternate processing Parallel n Full test of recovery plan using all personnel. Primary processing does not stop. Ensures processing will run at alternate site. Most common type of recovery plan testing. Full-interruption n Disaster is replicated to the point of ceasing normal operations. Plan is implemented as if it were a disaster. n Scary and can cause its own disaster, but best way to test completely Disaster Recovery Procedures Primary elements of the disaster recovery process n Recovery team n Salvage Team n Normal Operations Team n Other Recovery Issues Recovery Team n Implement the recovery procedures in a disaster n Get critical functions operating at backup site n Retrieval of materials from off-site storage, backups, workstations n Installs critical systems and applications Salvage Team n Separate from recovery team n Returns the primary site to normal operating conditions n Safely clean, repair, salvage the primary processing facility Normal Operations Team n Task of Recovery Team, or another separate team n Returning production from the alternate site to the primary site n Disaster is not over until all operations have returned to their normal location and function. Other Recovery Issues n Interfacing with external groups n Municipal Emergency Groups, fire, police, ambulances, EMS. n Escalation and interaction should be included in the plan n Employee Relations n Inherent responsibility to employees and their families n Salaries must continue n Insurance must be adequate n Fraud and crime n Fraudsters try to capitalize on the disaster n Vandalism and looting may occur n Financial Disbursement n Expense disbursement n Signed and authorized checks will be needed n Media Relations n Unified response n Credible, trained, informed, spokesperson n Company should be accessible n Control dissemination of information
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Under "Named Perils" form of Property Insurance: Burden of proof that particular loss is covered is on Insured Maximum Tolerable Downtime (MTD): It is maximum delay businesses can tolerate and still remain viable System reliability is increased by: A higher MTBF and a lower MTTR. Valuable paper insurance coverage does not cover damage to: Money and Securities A business continuity plan is an example of which of the following? : Corrective control Under "All Risk" form of Property Insurance: Burden of proof that particular loss is not covered is on Insurer A contingency plan should address: Residual risks Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning (Primarily) addresses the: Availability of the CIA triad
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