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Chapter 3 Planning for Contingencies Chapter Overview The third chapter of the book will articulate the need for contingency planning and explore the major components of contingency planning. In this chapter, the reader will learn how to create a simple set of contingency plans using business impact analysis and prepare and execute a test of contingency plans. Chapter Objectives When you complete this chapter, you will be able to: • Understand the need for contingency planning • Know the major components of contingency planning • Create a simple set of contingency plans, using business impact analysis • Prepare and execute a test of contingency plans • Understand the unified contingency plan approach…show more content…
During the incident First, planners develop and document the procedures that must be performed during the incident. These procedures are grouped and assigned to individuals. The planning committee drafts a set of function-specific procedures. After the incident Once the procedures for handling an incident are drafted, planners develop and document the procedures that must be performed immediately after the incident has ceased. Separate functional areas may develop different procedures. Before the incident Finally, the planners draft a third set of procedures, those tasks that must be performed to prepare for the incident. These procedures include the details of the data backup schedules, disaster recovery preparation, training schedules, testing plans, copies of service agreements, and business continuity plans, if any. Preparing to Plan Planning for an incident and the responses to it requires a detailed understanding of the information systems and the threats they face. The IR planning team seeks to develop a series of pre-defined responses which will guide the team and information security staff through the steps needed for responding to an incident. Pre-defining incident responses enables the
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