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Re: [PEN-TEST] Disaster Recovery
From: Philip Rothstein <pjr () ROTHSTEIN COM>
Date: Tue, 14 Nov 2000 12:04:13 -0500


Here are three discussion lists which focus on Disaster Recovery (both
business continuity and IT):

Disaster Recovery Journal                       www.drj.com
Rothstein Associates Inc.                       www.rothstein.com
Survive (The Business Continuity Group) www.survive.com

The Business/Continuity/Disaster Recovery field, while not as large as
Information Security, is alive and well. You'll find links at each of these
sites to dozens of other sites addressing DR, and hundreds of books at

Funny, but some DR professionals look at infosecurity as a subset of
business continuity...

Philip Jan Rothstein, FBCI

At 11:01 PM 11/13/2000, Tony Tony wrote:

Does anyone know of a list serve that specializes in discussions related
to Disaster Recovery of mainframe/client-server systems. Seems like when
we think of IT security, disaster recovery is just not the current hot
topic. However, with the rapid deployment of national computer
applications that integrate with multiple data centers,  extranets, ISP's,
VPN's, etc..how do you plan for disaster recovery??  To me, this is just
as big of a computer security risk, as someone breaking into your computer
systems. Has it become to complex?  Are we just playing down the
issue?  In the old days with mainframe computers it was pretty straight
forward..however today..different story.

In my current job, I am a firewall administrator and also head up a team
for the deployment of intrusion detection and penetration security
tools.  I am still baffled that no one in IT seems to care much about
disaster recovery. Maybe, I am just not hanging out with the right types
of IT folks.  However, I have worked for a number of companies and
disaster recovery, just does not seem to be an important issue when you
think about computer security.

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Rothstein Associates Inc.
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Publishers of The Rothstein Catalog On Disaster Recovery
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