Date of Award

5-2019

Culminating Project Type

Starred Paper

Degree Name

Information Assurance: M.S.

Department

Information Assurance and Information Systems

College

Herberger School of Business

First Advisor

Susantha Herath

Second Advisor

Lynn Collen

Third Advisor

Sneh Kalia

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Abstract

Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery planning are one of the crucial constituents in a business organization but ignored mostly. Data relatively without any assistance has become an important factor to success in organizations. Using massive databases, organizations can make necessary prudential and active resolution giving them an aggressive edge in the global market. Organizations are now successful with their businesses only if they can deploy a proper business continuity and a disaster recovery plan which depends largely on the organization’s knowledge and understanding over different disciplines of disasters such as human errors, software failures, hardware failures, and natural disasters. This study mainly gives us an idea about various business continuity and disaster recovery mechanisms of Class A parastatals government agencies. Here are survey results from various low-level and high-level government employees of Kenya with certain questionnaires for which we have statistical data and provide few proposals of how Class A parastatals in Kenya can improvise in designing and deploying a disaster recovery plan which will help in business continuity and quicker recovery whenever they face a disaster.

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