Hello and welcome back to Sai Berries and user Physical Security. Course
I'm your instructor. Corey holds er and this is lesson four dot to disaster recovery and continuity
I three learning objectives for this lesson. And they are as follows. We're gonna discuss what is disaster recovery going to talk about what a business continuity program or plan is. And we're gonna discuss how physical security supports both of these objectives for your business.
So why is disaster recovery important? Well, it goes right there. In 2019 there were 17 natural disasters that combined cost $1 billion in damages based on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration doing their research, and they provide us with that great information.
So we obviously see what's at stake, just like we saw with the asset management a few lessons ago. But disaster recovery is an area of security planning that aims to protect an organization from the effects of significant negative events.
Having disaster recovery strategy in place enables an organization to maintain or quickly resume mission critical functions
without following the destruction.
As part of disaster recovery. We have the Business Continuity program and that that is an ongoing process that ensures
the necessary steps were taken to identify the impact of potential losses, maintain viable recovery strategies and recovery plans to ensure continuity of service is through personal training, playing, testing and maintenance. On that comes to us from three US organization called FEMA,
which is this ah, Emergency management
So what are these two concepts together? Well,
they're designed to help deal with natural and manmade events
because these could be significant to a business and can affect their ability. Teoh will affect the safety of their people but also affect their ability to do to form their business duties.
So we does that these disasters fall into two main categories. It's natural versus man made
natural ones, of course, of hurricanes, forest fires, earthquakes,
uh, floods is another one.
The all these can court cause significant loss to the business risk to human life, etcetera. Then you have the manmade ones bombs, arson, theft, an active shooter situation. All of these things are basically perpetrated by an individual or individuals doesn't have to one person, but a group
designed to to either for the purpose of sabotage, theft or or
a form uh, some form of harm meant to hurt the business.
Now active shooter is one of the
ones we've talked. We talked about a lot more these days with stories in the news. Whether it's the shootings in Las Vegas, school shootings in the schools a couple of a couple of weeks last week, I should say
there was an event in Canada as well. This is not just this is anywhere in the world. We have the, uh,
situation in Paris of two years three years ago. Now
and on. These are situations where people, but we're
evildoers are malicious people.
Enter a location with the purpose with weapons, with the intent of just currency want and panic damage and harm. In an active shooter situation, you have three responsibilities. Run,
and the less of them is fight.
I would rather have you, I would suggest, suggest
running and hiding are the things that you should do fight on. Lee is a last resort,
not because you're not physically capable, but the bottom line is, is
friend of mine. Once he was, he was in martial arts and and one of his students asked, He's like what do you do when someone comes up to you with a gun asking you for a while?
How do you defend against that? He said he reached into his back pocket, pulled out his wallet and handed it or emotions as if he was handing to that. You're not faster than a bullet.
Your your chance, your need to fight should only be is a last resort. And when it's it means your life and or the lives of others.
Now, when it comes to business continuity and disaster recovery plans, one of things we do is we mitigate all. As much of the risk is possible
within the building and within our facilities to ensure that we can respond quickly to them. They will do that. The disaster, whatever whichever one it is will actually cause less harm because we have risk mitigation measures in place. Some of those things could include fire suppression systems against,
you know, fires be the man made or natural.
We use negative pressure in certain rooms so that
let's say gases or noxious fumes will not flow into areas where we have
peter individuals or equipment that might be sensitive to the noxious
We use things like water pumps to get rid of in flooding situations. Earthquake plates. That's intimate. I when I was working up in Alaska, and I know you wouldn't think of this if you unless you've lived there. But, alas, goes on what what is called the Ring of Fire, which is actually a series of faults that basically
the Pacific Ocean.
And this is this is actually amazing toe watch the They were having earthquake plates installed under our server racks, and they actually took a machine lifted up the rack, slid in the earthquake plate, lowered the the rack back onto the plate.
And what this does is is that if there's an earthquake,
it actually keeps
the server racks steady while while the ground is shaking. The
the server right doesn't get any of the shock, so it's actually pretty interesting to see um,
and then you also things like bomb resistant glass, which is just or bullet resistant glass.
And thats designed to, of course, not only protect the people behind the glass, but also just to, um
to prevent um
entry. If someone is trying to break into the building
there are some or extensive measures when it comes to disaster. Recovering business continuity That business could employ backup sites having alternate locations Where, if,
let's say there was, um,
Hurricane. And there was extensive damage to the building and loss of power, where they where employees couldn't actually work in the building.
Alternate sites can be set up. Where employees can go as long as it's safe, of course, can go and continue the business without really much disruption in the business. This happened family worked for unsure inst company, and
on 9 11 there they're offered their main office happened to be in the towers.
But the business continuity plan for that company was to actually have a another site and all the employees after. Thankfully, they didn't lose anyone. But the employees could then work out of that. That other location. Aziz quickly as possible to get the business to keep the business working.
Other things that are more extensive measures or evacuation plans. How do you get out of ah skyscraper? If there let's say there's of fire older knit locations again. I discussed that,
so let's do a check on learning.
I'm going to read the question of the four answers. I will give you some time to think about it. Then I'll tell you what the right answer is right, and the wrong answers are wrong.
In the case of an active shooter, your last resort should be
hide or call 911
and the right answer.
Your last resort should be fighting.
You're not faster than a bullet, and we want you to get through this and safely as possible. So run hide. Call 911 if you're in a secure location where you're not at risk.
But whatever you do on Lee, fight if it means saving your own life for saving the lives of others.
So in summary and this week, this lesson we discussed. What a disaster recover. Disaster recovery is what a business continuity program doesn't. How it's designed to keep the business functioning in the event of a disaster, get them back up and running after a disaster, and then also how physical security methods support
both of these concepts.
I thank you for taking the time with with me in this lesson. I look forward to seeing you in the next one