Whether you (or your CEO) lies awake at night worrying about the next 9/11 or the next hurricane--or both--it's important to get a grasp on the disasters you want your company to hedge against and then plan accordingly.

Pam Baker, writing for our sister site, CIOUpdate.com outlines key considerations and important questions to ask while crafting a security-minded disaster-planning strategy.

The location of the backup data center, is of course, paramount. Along with other elements, such as the cost of operations and whether the logistics and infrastructure to support the movement of people (including work-at-home options) and re-supply of goods, such as diesel fuel, are readily available.

For the full disaster planning story, click here.