Powerful Earthquake Triggers Tsunami in Pacific. Hurricane Isaac Makes Landfall in the Gulf Coast. Wildfires Burn Hundreds of Houses and Businesses in Colorado. Tornado Touches Down in Missouri. These headlines not only have caught the attention of people around the world, they have had a significant effect on IT professionals as well. The new 2nd Edition of Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery for IT Professionals gives you the most up-to-date planning and risk management techniques for business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR). With distributed networks, increasing demands for confidentiality, integrity and availability of data, and the widespread risks to the security of personal, confidential and sensitive data, no organization can afford to ignore the need for disaster planning.
Author Susan Snedaker shares her expertise with you, including the most current options for disaster recovery and communication, BCDR for mobile devices, and the latest infrastructure considerations including cloud, virtualization, clustering, and more. Snedaker also provides you with new case studies in several business areas, along with a review of high availability and information security in healthcare IT.
Don’t be caught off guard—Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery for IT Professionals, 2nd Edition , is required reading for anyone in the IT field charged with keeping information secure and systems up and running.
Complete coverage of the 3 categories of disaster: natural hazards, human-caused hazards, and accidental / technical hazards
Extensive disaster planning and readiness checklists for IT infrastructure, enterprise applications, servers and desktops
Clear guidance on developing alternate work and computing sites and emergency facilities
Actionable advice on emergency readiness and response
Up-to-date information on the legal implications of data loss following a security breach or disaster
Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning for IT Professionals, 2nd Edition
Susan Snedaker (MBA, BA, MCSE, MCT, CPM) is Principal Consultant and founder of VirtualTeam Consulting, LLC (www.virtualteam.com), a consulting firm specializing in business and technology consulting. The company works with companies of all sizes to develop and implement strategic plans, operational improvements and technology platforms that drive profitability and growth. Prior to founding VirtualTeam in 2000, Susan held various executive and technical positions with companies including Microsoft, Honeywell, Keane, and Apta Software. As Director of Service Delivery for Keane, she managed 1200+ technical support staff delivering phone and email support for various Microsoft products including Windows Server operating systems. She is author of How to Cheat at IT Project Management (Syngress Publishing, ISBN: 1-597490-37-7) The Best Damn Windows Server 2003 Book Period (Syngress, ISBN: 1-931836-12-4) and How to Cheat at Managing Windows Small Business Server 2003 (Syngress, ISBN: 1-932266-80-1). She has also written numerous technical chapters for a variety of Syngress Publishing books on Microsoft Windows and security technologies and has written and edited technical content for various publications. Susan has developed and delivered technical content from security to telephony, TCP/IP to WiFi, CIW to IT project management and just about everything in between (she admits a particular fondness for anything related to TCP/IP).
Susan holds a master's degree in business administration and a bachelor's degree in management from the University of Phoenix. She also holds a certificate in advanced project management from Stanford University. She holds Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MSCE) and Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) certifications. Susan is a member of the Information Technology Association of Southern Arizona (ITASA) and the Project Management Institute (PMI).