Planning & Disaster Recovery
release of this book couldn't have happened at a better
time. Many companies in India have lately realized the
importance of having a disaster recovery and business
continuity solution in place. Books like these can help
as a guideline to CIOs who are serious about their data,
and want to see their enterprises function unhindered
in the event of a disaster.
The book is for the CIO and the security expert in an
enterprise since they are the ones answerable to the
management if there's a break in business. It basically
provides a road map that speaks about policies, procedures,
audits, monitors, deadlines, and budgets.
Security Planning & Disaster Recovery begins with
guidelines and principles in plan development. A section
on laws and regulations doesn't apply to the Indian
environment since every country has separate laws that
govern them. Planned implementation procedures are then
explained along with possible policies and procedures.
There's a lot of detail about implementing a security
plan, deploying new projects, and monitoring.
The study of business continuity administration talks
about the ways to formulate a budget and guidelines
on how to stick to them. A full section on incident
response is a very welcome aspect of the book. A few
pages dedicated to handling audits and deciding on the
correct outsourcing partner can help if you're new to
This is a good guide for enterprise CIOs and security
experts, but unfortunately can't do more than put a
thought into your mind. In reality different enterprises
need recovery solutions that are highly customized and
tuned to perform optimally. The book's a good start
Title: Security Planning & Disaster Recovery
Authors: Eric Maiwald and William Sieglein
Publisher: McGraw Hill
Price: Rs. 295/-
your enterprise located on safe ground, or does it (literally)
rock at times? In case you have plans to set up an enterprise
facility at a location in India make sure you don't
set it up in an earthquake-prone location. In case you
plan to set up a disaster-recovery site make sure you
set it up in a less earthquake-prone location and certainly
in a separate seismic zone. And in case you have already
set up facilities in a high earthquake-prone zone, it's
best you act fast and put your disaster recovery systems
and policies in place.
India has been classified into five seismic zones. Zone
V is the most hazardous and Zone I, the least.
Zone V: Covers the areas liable to seismic intensity
IX and above on the Modified Mercalli (MM) Intensity
Scale. This is the most severe seismic zone and is
referred here as a 'Very High Damage Risk Zone'.
IV: Gives the area liable to MM VIII. It is second
in severity to zone V and is referred here as 'High
Damage Risk Zone'.
Zone III: The associated intensity is MM VII. This
is termed as 'Moderate Damage Risk Zone'.
Zone II: The probable intensity is MM VI. This zone
is referred to as 'Low Damage Risk Zone'.
Zone I: Here the maximum intensity is estimated as
MM V or less. This zone is termed here as 'Very Low
Damage Risk Zone'.