Assignment: Research Exercise
Article: Contingency Planning Guide for Federal Information Systems [including updates through 11/11/2010] by Marianne M. Swanson, Pauline Bowen, Amy W. Phillips, Dean Gallup and David Lynes.
Part 1: Review Questions
List the seven-step CP process as defined by the NIST. What is the recommended standard approach to the process?
List and describe the three criteria used to determine whether an actual incident is occurring.
List and describe several containment strategies given in the text. On which two tasks do they focus?
Why should continuity plans be tested and rehearsed?
Part 2: Module Practice
Using the format provided in the text, design an incident response plan for your home computer. Include actions to be taken if each of the following events occurs:
a. Virus attack
b. Power failure
d. Burst water pipe
e. ISP failure
What other scenarios do you think are important and need a plan?
Format your assignment according to the following formatting requirements:
1. The answer should be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides.
2. The response also include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student's name, the course title, and the date. The cover page is not included in the required page length.
3. Also Include a reference page. The Citations and references should follow APA format. The reference page is not included in the required page length.