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by FBCI,Philip Jan Rothstein


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Philip Jan Rothstein, FBCI, is President of Rothstein Associates Inc. (www. rothstein. com, Brookfield, Connecticut USA), a management consultancy focused on business continuity and disaster recovery since 1984

Philip Jan Rothstein, FBCI, is President of Rothstein Associates Inc. com, Brookfield, Connecticut USA), a management consultancy focused on business continuity and disaster recovery since 1984.

Disaster Recovery Testing book. There are those of us who would argue that testing the business.

Our founder Philip Jan Rothstein, FBCI, is an internationally known entrepreneur, publisher, consultant, columnist, contributor to 90+ books, and an expert on the subject of Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery. Our authors are globally recognized, and several are uniquely distinguished international thought leaders as founders of their respective industries.

Your disaster recovery plan is in place, but as with any plan, you need to. .Philip Jan Rothstein.

Your disaster recovery plan is in place, but as with any plan, you need to test it not only to find holes in the plan, but also confirm the underlying assumptions will work. Testing cannot be an afterthought of recovery planning; it must be a powerful, disciplined and efficient implementation tool. This book proves that testing is not an art. It is a science.

The typical disaster recovery book has a chapter near the back entitled "Testing and Maintenance," or something . Among the clients of Rothstein Associates In. s management consultancy, recovery testing has been a hot topic for some time.

The typical disaster recovery book has a chapter near the back entitled "Testing and Maintenance," or something like that. In a handful of pages, the author communicates the desirability of testing, the basic types of tests, and little more.

IT Disaster Recovery Planning For Dummies. By Peter H. Gregory, Philip Jan Rothstein. Parallel test: Recovery systems are built/set up and tested to see if they can perform actual business transactions to support key processes. Primary systems still carry the full production workload. Part of IT Disaster Recovery Planning For Dummies Cheat Sheet. Testing is a natural part of the lifecycle for many technology development efforts: software, processes, and - yes - disaster recovery planning. Cutover test: Recovery systems are built/set up to assume the full production workload. You disconnect primary systems.

by Peter Gregory CISA CISSP & Philip Jan Rothstein. Doug Lowe has written a whole bunch of computer books, including more than 35 For Dummies books Networking for. You're not going to master the rest of your life in one day. Just relax. Statistics: 1001 Practice Problems For Dummies. 75 MB·17,967 Downloads.

Recovery Testing – Philip Jan Rothstein 9 Closing The Loop – Patrick LaValla, Robert Stoffel & Charles Erwin

Recovery Testing – Philip Jan Rothstein 9 Closing The Loop – Patrick LaValla, Robert Stoffel & Charles Erwin. The book’s initial chapters are similar to what one might find in a disaster recovery planning book, including how to justify, budget, and manage the process – but all are geared towards testing. One important chapter addresses the benefits of client participation. Disaster recovery managers know how important it is to develop a partnership with the client business leaders to address adequately all recovery aspects of business functionality.

This book was written jointly by 30 DR/BC professionals to help you develop and test your disaster recovery plan. Business Continuity: Best Practices, Andrew Hiles, FBCI (2004, Rothstein Associates), ISBN 1-931332-22-3. These titles are among the consistently best performers," he said. What makes a good business continuity book?

PUBLISHER : Philip Jan Rothstein, FBCI Rothstein Associates Inc. The Rothstein Catalog On Service Level . From this book, the contingency planner can understand more than just how to test: why to test, when to test (and not test) and the necessary participants and resources.

PUBLISHER : Philip Jan Rothstein, FBCI Rothstein Associates Inc. The Rothstein Catalog On Service Level Management 4 Arapaho Rd. Brookfield, Connecticut 06804-3104 . 7401 fax ww. othstein. com ww. erviceLevelBooks. Further, this book addresses some often-ignored, real-world considerations: the justification, politics and budgeting affecting recovery testing.

See ISBN #1-931332-42-8 for the 2007 printing of this business continuity/disaster recovery classic book.

Comments: (7)

fetish
It has some good basic Business Continuity - Disaster Recovery information. I don't know that it has been updated.
Ylal
DISASTER RECOVERY TESTING: EXERCISING YOUR CONTINGENCY PLAN
Philip Jan Rothstein, Editor

The ONLY book on this vital subject, addressing all types of contingency plans!

"Rather than providing readers with only one perspective on testing contingency plans, Mr. Rothstein has taken the powerful approach of carefully assembling a panel of thirty professionals to contribute their unique expertise in 36 detailed chapters, 350 pages, covering such subject areas as:
- test planning and management, including management's role, budgeting, justification and politics
- test participants and resources, including professional development, human factors, the test team, self-assessment, the roles of vendors, consultants, auditors, clients, software
- testing methods, including walkthroughs, simulations, joint testing, surprise testing, real disasters as the ultimate test
- what is being tested, including business units, locations, data centers, voice / data communications, trading floors, local area networks
- any other practical considerations, such as test monitoring, first-time testing, feedback, reporting and follow-up; even a sample test plan is included."

According to Mr. Rothstein, President of Rothstein Associates Inc., "Testing is critical to any business continuity or disaster recovery program. Yet, most books in the field devote at most a few pages to testing. As publisher of THE ROTHSTEIN CATALOG ON DISASTER RECOVERY, the industry's principal source for books, videos, research reports and software, I have observed that recovery testing is the one subject area most often requested."

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"In December 1992, a Northeaster ripped its way through the east coast of the United States causing severe flooding and business disruption. Some companies were put out of business or significantly hampered to the extent their business could not function.
"On February 26, 1993, a bomb exploded in the World Trade Center in New York City. The result of this disaster included six people dead; over one thousand injured; 50,000 people displaced from their work locale; and 950 businesses put on the street. In addition to spending eight weeks around-the-clock and significant dollars to make the World Trade Center habitable, an additional $70 million was spent to erect an interim air conditioning plant to provide temporary cooling to the World Trade Center during the summer. Business loss was estimated at $600 million and many believe that figure to be conservative.
"Perhaps the World Trade Center disaster had an even greater impact than described above. It took away whatever innocence we had that a terrorist attack would ever befall us at home. It also reinforced in a most tragic way the need for preparedness in the event of catastrophic circumstances.
"Most disasters are not the work of terrorists but of mother nature or human error. The impacts of disasters take many forms with human and business devastation all too often the result. In business, we refer to these phenomena and the ability to recover from them as disaster recovery or contingency planning or business continuity. Regardless of label, this translates to the ability to conduct business at an alternate location when the primary business facility is no longer functional.
"Business continuity is a necessity. Testing is crucial to business continuity. This book will help you work through a variety of testing scenarios and methods to better understand the requirement for a workable contingency plan. In examining these alternative test scenarios, you will in turn be able to better plan for your own business.
"Viable business continuity plans need not be a three-inch book. They should only contain what is absolutely necessary for business resumption. First and foremost they must always address life-safety of the individual. Interviews with those who lived through Hurricane Andrew and other catastrophes have articulated two common themes: the well-being of the employee and immediate family is paramount; and, the recovery plan book is not used when it represents a symbol of an audit or regulatory requirement. It is used when its contents define what is required to recover.
"No two businesses are identical. One business' needs may be very different from those of another. This book will walk you through various test scenarios and approaches. It is designed to be a guide, to help you gain optimal results in business preparedness, to identify and quantify base needs, to facilitate response to the difficult questions of who, where, what, when, and how.
"A business continuity plan that is not tested is of little to no value. Testing and learning from the experience is the only way to perfect the plan; to ensure the business needs are addressed. Ideally, a perfect test addresses all business requirements and thoroughly involves the real users. Anything less than optimum presents levels of business risk.
"This book has been written to allow the reader to focus on a particular or multiple concerns (at the discretion of the reader); to examine and study one or a series of test scenarios. As this preface is being written the Midwest United States is trying to recover from the worst flood in its experience. The human devastation is incalculable while business losses have been estimated as high as eight billion dollars. The ability to recover in an appropriate time after a catastrophe is imperative. One difficulty has been creating a document and test mechanism that will do just that. You will discern what it takes to be prepared, to experience a catastrophe and survive without sacrifice of life-safety or going out of business."
- - - Preface to Disaster Recovery Testing
- - - Alan Freedman
Vice President, Technology Strategic Planning
Bankers Trust Company

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"There are those of us who would argue that testing the business continuity or disaster recovery plan is at least as critical as actually developing the plan in the first place. Without testing, the continuity plan is little more than an exercise in speculation - or even futility. After all, how else could any organization assess the effectiveness of a continuity plan, short of the "ultimate" test - experiencing an actual disaster?
"Regrettably, many organizations find it difficult enough to develop a plan, let alone to find the resources and time to conduct meaningful testing. Recovery testing has, for these organizations, held many similarities to the classic dilemma of application software documentation: always budgeted at the end of the project, yet seldom enough time or money left to do a decent job. Why is it that some organizations never get around to recovery testing, and others test aggressively?
"Where recovery testing is planned, budgeted and conducted, the predicament is, as often as not, a dearth of practical experience or knowledge. The typical disaster recovery book has a chapter near the back entitled "Testing and Maintenance," or something like that. In a handful of pages, the author communicates the desirability of testing, the basic types of tests, and little more. This is not meant to be a criticism of these valuable books, so much as an observation that they are usually focused on plan development and implementation. This book does not attempt to convey the process of recovery plan development - it assumes that the reader at least understands the mechanics of disaster recovery / business continuity / contingency planning.
"Among the clients of Rothstein Associates Inc.'s management consultancy, recovery testing has been a hot topic for some time. As publisher of The Rothstein Catalog On Disaster Recovery, recovery testing has been the single most requested subject, yet our research has shown that little has been published on the subject.
"From this book, the contingency planner can understand more than just how to test: why to test, when to test (and not test) and the necessary participants and resources. Further, this book addresses some often-ignored, real-world considerations: the justification, politics and budgeting affecting recovery testing. By having multiple authors share their respective areas of expertise, it is hoped that this book will provide the reader with a comprehensive resource addressing the significant aspects of recovery testing."

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" ... The most widely read source of information on the subject to date."

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Weernis
I first edited and published the original edition of this book in 1994, when there was not one other book on the market addressing exercising contingency plans. In the ensuing years, one other book appeared and quickly went out of print over a decade ago.

It amazes me that, to date, there are no other books in print on contingency plan testing and exercise. So, bringing this book back in print was a no-brainer.

Yes, there are a few segments I would like to update further (and plan to when I eventually write a completely new book on the subject) - but, in the meantime, this book is still the most comprehensive and practical source of information on the subject of exercising any type of contingency/continuity/recovery plan.
Voodoolkree
This book is a well-researched, well-written guide to the all-important process of disaster recovery plan testing. It's an area many people omit from their plan development process because it takes time to plan and execute a good exercise. Mr. Rothstein's book greatly simplifies the process, taking the fear out of testing. Recommended for all serious business continuity professionals!
Gaiauaco
I had never conducted a tabletop exercise (TTX) before and this book caught my eye! I was very pleased with the format and content-very easy to follow with a lot of good suggestions. It can be very overwhelming to run your first drill and I found this book to be my guide during the process. I would highly recommend it.
Alianyau
If you do not know how to plan for a DR, and you want to have your documentation in place. This is a book you can count on. It might even help you for your certification if you plan for SUN DR.
You should also read another of his book "a guide to bcp". that will help to complete a whole picture.
I am hcv men
The only reviewer is the publisher, how objective is that
Disaster Recovery Testing download epub
Management & Leadership
Author: FBCI,Philip Jan Rothstein
ISBN: 0964164809
Category: Business & Money
Subcategory: Management & Leadership
Language: English
Publisher: Rothstein Associates Inc. (October 1, 1995)
Pages: 342 pages