Explain  how the attacks affected risk management in organizations and have  prompted an increased justification for recovery-based objectives,  initiatives, and expenditures

Case Study 2: Disaster Recovery (DR) Lessons Learned: September 11th

Case Study 2: Disaster Recovery (DR) Lessons Learned: September 11th 

  Read the article titled “9/11: Top lessons learned for disaster recovery,” from Computerworld.com, located at http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9219867/9_11_Top_lessons_learned_for_disaster_recovery , and consider the effects the attacks of September 11, 2001, have had on technology recovery efforts.

Write a two to four (2-4) page paper in which you:

  1. Explain  how the attacks affected risk management in organizations and have  prompted an increased justification for recovery-based objectives,  initiatives, and expenditures.
  2. Analyze the use of social media  and other current methods of communication for emergency notifications  during an incident or disaster situation.
  3. Determine whether or  not organizations need to consider distanced geographic locations when  preparing for backup operations / data centers, and determine the  effects that recovery point objectives (RPO) and recovery time  objectives (RTO) have on these decisions.
  4. Evaluate the use of  cloud services as tools for recovery operations within an organization,  and explain how they could increase or decrease the effectiveness of  recovery operations.
  5. Determine whether or not cloud services  are ideal recovery options for organizations regardless of their size.  Provide a rationale to support the answer.
  6. Use at least four  (4) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar  Websites do not qualify as quality resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be  typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with  one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA  or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional  instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the  assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title,  and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in  the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Explain risk management in the context of information security.
  • Summarize the various types of disasters, response and recovery methods.
  • Compare and contrast the methods of disaster recovery and business continuity.
  • Explain and develop a business continuity plan to address unforeseen incidents.
  • Develop techniques for different disaster scenarios.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in disaster recovery.
  • Write clearly and concisely about disaster recovery topics using proper writing mechanics and technical style conventions.
  • Write clearly and concisely about disaster recovery topics using proper writing mechanics and technical style conventions.

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