Powerful Earthquake Triggers Tsunami in Pacific. Hurricane Isaac Makes Landfall in the Gulf Coast. Wildfires Burn Hundreds of Houses and Businesses in Colorado. These headlines not only have caught the attention of people around the world, they have had a significant effect on IT professionals. The new 2nd Edition of Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery for IT Professionals provides the most up-to-date planning and risk management techniques for business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR). With distributed networks, increasing demands for confidentiality, integrity and availability of data, and widespread risks to the security of personal, confidential, and sensitive data, no organization can afford to ignore disaster planning. Susan Snedaker shares her expertise, including the most current options for disaster recovery and communication, BCDR for mobile devices, and the latest infrastructure considerations including cloud, virtualization, and clustering. Snedaker also provides new case studies and a review of high availability and information security in healthcare IT. Don't be caught off guard-Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery for IT Professionals, 2nd Edition , is required reading for anyone in the IT field charged with keeping information secure and systems up and running.