Create a safety net while you work out your major plan
Identify critical IT systems, develop a long-range strategy,and train your people
Some disasters get coverage on CNN — some just createheadaches for the affected organization. The right plan will getyour business back on track quickly, whether you're hit by atornado or a disgruntled employee with super hacking powers. Here'show to assess the situation, develop both short-term and long-termplans, and keep them updated.
Peter H. Gregory, CISA, CISSP is the security strategist for a financial management software company in Redmond. He is the author of twelve books on security and technology including Solaris Security, Blocking Spam and Spyware for Dummies and Enterprise Information Security. Peter speaks at numerous information security industry conferences including the RSA, SecureWorld Expo, InfraGard, and West Coast Security Forum.