IT Infrastructure and Application Risk Assessment Quiz

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What is the primary purpose of effective risk assessments?

To assess how far the IT infrastructure can be stretched before breaking

Why is it important to understand the interdependence of IT systems?

To assess the impact of public-facing web application downtime on back-end systems

What is a potential consequence of not having enough engineers available for covering emergencies?

Increased legal liabilities and expensive lawsuits

Why is it important to consider at what point a major outage could threaten the ongoing viability of operations?

To understand the potential threat to ongoing business operations

What does the Recovery Point Objective (RPO) measure?

The amount of data loss that can be sustained before full recovery becomes impossible

Why is having an RTO longer than the RPO a problem?

It implies that the recovery plan will take longer than the time available to recover the data loss

What does Mean Time to Recovery (MTTR) primarily depend on?

The performance guaranties provided by vendors supplying hardware and software components

What is the purpose of determining the Recovery Time Objective (RTO)?

To estimate how long it will take to go from a failed state to fully restored operations

What does Recovery Point Objective (RPO) assess?

The amount of data and revenue that can be lost without affecting operations

Why is it important for an organization's RTO to be less than its RPO?

It ensures that the recovery plan is efficient and aligns with business needs

Test your knowledge on assessing the safety and reliability of IT infrastructure and applications. This quiz covers topics like effective risk assessments, potential threats such as ransomware, and the financial impact of IT failures on the organization.

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