Student Forums CMA Part 1 Section E: Internal Controls E.2. System Controls and Security Measures Question ID: ICMA 1603.P1.036 (Topic: Business Continuity and System Auditing)

Question ID: ICMA 1603.P1.036 (Topic: Business Continuity and System Auditing)

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    Vineetha Nair
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    Hi,

    Please help me in understanding the “specific”point in the given question that differentiates the backup up location from a Hot Site to Cold Site. The explanation given just gives the description of a Hot site and Cold Site. I am not convinced why its a Cold Site.

    Thanks,

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    Kevin Hock
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    Hi Vineetha,

    The essential point is that all that is described is a backup system stored in a warehouse. A copy/backup of a system simply stored in a warehouse is not ready to immediately become operational, which would be required of a hot site. If it were a hot site, it would need to also have power, Internet connectivity, constantly updated backups, etc.

    Does that help?

    Kevin

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    Vineetha Nair
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    Thanks Kevin, it is clear now

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