Journal of Information Systems Education (JISE)

Volume 22

Volume 22 Number 2, Pages 117-122

Summer 2011


Teaching Case
Bank Solutions Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity: A Case Study for Business Students


Steve Camara
KPMG LLP
Richmond, VA 23219, USA

Robert Crossler
Vishal Midha

University of Texas - Pan American
Edinburg, TX 78539, USA

Linda Wallace
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA 24061, USA

Abstract: Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity (DR/BC) planning is an issue that students will likely come in contact with as they enter industry. Many different fields require this knowledge, whether employees are advising a company implementing a new DR/BC program, auditing a company's existing program, or implementing and/or serving as a key participant in a company program. Often times in the classroom it is difficult to find real world practice for students to apply the theories taught. The information in this case provides students with real world data to practice what they would do if they were on an engagement team evaluating a DR/BC plan. Providing students with this opportunity better prepares them for one of the jobs they could perform after graduation. This case gives students experience working at the individual level making decisions, at the dyadic level analyzing other people's decisions, and at the group level presenting an agreed upon analysis.

Keywords: Case study, Computer security, Critical thinking, Experiential learning & education, Information assurance & security, Role-play, Security, Team projects

Download this article: JISE - Volume 22 Number 2, Page 117.pdf


Recommended Citation: Camara, S., Crossler, R., Midha, V., & Wallace, L. (2011). Teaching Case: Bank Solutions Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity: A Case Study for Business Students. Journal of Information Systems Education, 22(2), pp. 117-122.