ARE YOU PREPARED? Recent natural disasters and technology failures demonstrate why disaster recovery should be a part of risk assessments, says Consultant Steven Ulmer.

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What is internal audit's role in ensuring the organization has a disaster recovery plan?

As we've recently seen, disasters--whether natural or from human activity--have shown the need for sound disaster recovery plans. Internal auditors play an assurance and consulting role in this arena, so they need to understand attitudes toward disaster recovery risk within their organizations. Disaster recovery should be part of the overall business continuity management process. For organizations that are ad hoc or reactive in their level of disaster recovery maturity, internal audit may need to assist in making the case to senior management for better preparedness.

As part of its risk assessment process, internal...

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