What is it?
With any geographical location there comes the possibility of natural disasters, such as Hurricane Sandy.
How does it work?
Natural disasters can result in the loss of confidentiality, integrity and availability of information and assets. Winter storms and earthquakes can cause massive power outages forcing network outages, which can result in massive losses of availability for the businesses.
Should I be worried?
Many organizations don't account for natural disaster and, as a result, can be severely impacted.
How can I prevent it?
Organizations must develop realistic disaster recovery (DR) programs. However, having a DR program is only half the battle. Organizations must test their DR plan via simulations. Businesses should look into cloud services, which have changed the game when it comes to scalability of services. When creating a DR plan, one should keep Murphy's Law in mind: Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong.