1. Discuss the issues of availability versus confidentiality of the DR and BC plans. The recommendation is for all DR team members to have several copies of these plans, at the office and at home, and perhaps even in their vehicles to ensure that the plans are available for a sudden onset disaster. Consider the highly confidential nature of the contents of these plans, and the financial damage that could occur if competitors obtained these documents. How can an organization meet this objective and also protect this sensitive information? Consider accidental loss, employee resignation, theft, etc.
2. You may have noticed the emphasis on preparedness in chapter 8. While society expects a business to be prepared for disasters and to recover using its own resources, we do not seem to expect individuals to be prepared to survive a disaster. Should we expect government at any level to be responsible for disaster recovery at either the personal or business level? Why or why not? What sacrifices would a business have to make if the disaster recovery process were turned over to a government agency?