Which of the following statements regarding an off-site information processing facility is TRUE?

Last Updated on December 23, 2021 by Admin

Which of the following statements regarding an off-site information processing facility is TRUE?

  • It should have the same amount of physical access restrictions as the primary processing site.
  • It should be located in proximity to the originating site so that it can quickly be made operational.
  • It should be easily identified from the outside so in the event of an emergency it can be easily found.
  • Need not have the same level of environmental monitoring as the originating site since this would be cost prohibitive.
Explanation:

It is very important that the offsite has the same restrictions in order to avoided misuse.

The following answers are incorrect because:

It should be located in proximity to the originating site so that it can quickly be made operational is incorrect as the offsite is also subject to the same disaster as of the primary site.

It should be easily identified from the outside so in the event of an emergency it can be easily found is also incorrect as it should not be easily identified to prevent intentional sabotage.

Need not have the same level of environmental monitoring as the originating site since this would be cost prohibitive is also incorrect as it should be like its primary site.

Reference: Information Systems Audit and Control Association, Certified Information Systems Auditor 2002 review manual, chapter 5: Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity (page 265).