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Business Continuity Planning After Sept. 11

Written by  Robert C. Chandler, Ph.D. & J. D. Wallace, Ph.D. Thursday, 22 November 2007 03:01

The disastrous terrorist events of Sept. 11, 2001, were watershed moments for the disaster recovery field. Obviously, the events brought infamy and attention to the fundamental need for crisis management and disaster recovery planning. For some, the terrorism attacks brought new corporate focus and resources for planning. Most certainly, Sept. 11 began to change both the way we plan and the specific aspects of our disaster recovery planning. On Sept. 18, 2001, exactly one week after the horrible events of Sept. 11, we collected reactions and perceptions of disaster recovery experts about the impact of the attacks on their own disaster recovery planning. Now after two years, we again have collected perceptions from disaster recovery experts about the current state of disaster recovery planning in the post-Sept. 11 world. Do DR and BCP experts have a “changed world view” about terrorism threats and what are the most urgent planning priorities that