The 14 Essential Data Recovery Books for Data Protection Professionals

The 14 Essential Data Recovery Books for Data Protection ProfessionalsSolutions Review compiles the essential data recovery books that data protection professionals need to add to their reading lists.

Data protection professionals take on a massive responsibility. Knowing how to recover data while simultaneously keeping your organization running smoothly is vital. Whether hardcover or digital, books are an excellent source for professionals looking to learn about a specific field of technology, and data recovery is no exception. We’ve listed the top data recovery books that data protection professionals should add to their reading lists. These books are intended for beginners and experts alike and are written by authors with proficiency and recognition in data recovery.

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Note: These data recovery books are listed in no particular order.

Digital Forensics with Kali Linux: Perform Data Acquisition, Data Recovery, Network Forensics, and Malware Analysis with Kali Linux

by Shiva V.N. Parasram

“This updated second edition of Digital Forensics with Kali Linux covers the latest version of Kali Linux and The Sleuth Kit. You’ll get to grips with modern techniques for analysis, extraction, and reporting using advanced tools such as FTK Imager, hex editor, and Axiom. Updated to cover digital forensics basics and advancements in the world of modern forensics, this book will also delve into the domain of operating systems. Progressing through the chapters, you’ll explore various formats for file storage, including secret hiding places unseen by the end-user or even the operating system. “

Data Protection

By Preston de Guise

“The second edition of Data Protection goes beyond the traditional topics including deduplication, continuous availability, snapshots, replication, backup, and recovery, and explores such additional considerations as legal, privacy, and ethical issues. A new model is presented for understanding and planning the various aspects of data protection, which is essential to developing holistic strategies. The second edition also addresses the cloud and the growing adoption of software and function as a service, as well as effectively planning over the lifespan of a workload: what the best mix of traditional and cloud-native data protection services might be. Virtualization continues to present new challenges to data protection, and the impact of containerization is examined.”

Principles of Incident Response and Disaster Recovery

By Michael E. Whitman, Herbert J. Mattord, and Andrew Green

“PRINCIPLES OF INCIDENT RESPONSE & DISASTER RECOVERY, 2nd Edition presents methods to identify vulnerabilities within computer networks and the countermeasures that mitigate risks and damage. From market-leading content on contingency planning, to effective techniques that minimize downtime in an emergency, to curbing losses after a breach, this text is the resource needed in case of a network intrusion.”

The Data Center Builder’s Bible – Book 1: Defining Your Data Center Requirements: Specifying, Designing, Building, and Migrating to New Data Centers

The Data Center Builder's Bible - Book 1: Defining Your Data Center Requirements: Specifying, Designing, Building and Migrating to New Data Centers by [Art Carapola]By Art Carapola

“This book is part of a five-book series called The Data Center Builder’s Bible. The series will take you from the first moment you learn (or decide) that a new Data Center project is necessary, all the way through the completion of relocating all the essential technology and applications to the new site and returning your old site to the landlord.”

The Disaster Recovery Handbook: A Step-By-Step Plan to Ensure Business Continuity and Protect Vital Operations, Facilities, and Assets

By Michael Wallace and Lawrence Webber

“A quick survey of the headlines for any given day in the twenty-first century will highlight global market-affecting disasters such as superstorms, data breaches, pandemics, system failures, and strikes. You cannot predict them, nor can you prevent many of them. But you can prepare for them.With the detailed guidance found in the thoroughly updated The Disaster Recovery Handbook, your company’s survival and the speedy resumption of business is all but assured.”

Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning for IT Professionals

By Susan Snedaker

“The new 2nd Edition of Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery for IT Professionals gives you the most up-to-date planning and risk management techniques for business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR). With distributed networks, increasing demands for confidentiality, integrity and availability of data, and the widespread risks to the security of personal, confidential and sensitive data, no organization can afford to ignore the need for disaster planning.”

Data Recovery Hardware A Complete Guide

Data Recovery Hardware A Complete Guide - 2021 Edition by [Gerardus Blokdyk]By Gerardus Blokdyk

“Includes all the tools you need to an in-depth Data Recovery Hardware Self-Assessment. Featuring new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core levels of Data Recovery Hardware maturity, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which Data Recovery Hardware improvements can be made.”

File Data Recovery: PC Hard Drive Data Recovery, USB Data Recovery, Mac Data Recovery, Android Data Recovery, Data Recovery Services

By Matthew Blank

“Data loss can happen either human-made cause or system failure. If we know the reasons for data loss, we can reduce our data loss. In this section of this book, I’ll introduce you to the most common reason for data loss. After reading this book, you will be able to take the necessary steps to protect your data from loss & recover it. What You’ll Get Inside: Data Loss Reason of Data Loss 1) System Failure Prevention 2) Human Errors 3) Software Corruption 4) Computer viruses and Malware 5) Natural Disasters.”

Oracle 12c Data Guard Administration: Learn to Protect Your Database Against Planned & Unplanned Downtimes

By Arun Kumar

“A standby database avoids data loss or downtime and it is the most economical solution for protecting your database.Oracle Data Guard broker automates failover process with its FSFO feature!Oracle enables you to configure multiple standby databases to maintain multiple synchronous copies of your primary database in different physical locations. In such multiple standby configuration, the primary database sends each redo entry to all the standby locations. As a DBA, you must be capable of configuring, troubleshooting, and managing different types of standby databases.”

Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery for InfoSec Managers

By John Rittinghouse PhD CISM and James F. Ransome PhD CISM CISSP

“Every year, nearly one in five businesses suffers a major disruption to its data or voice networks or communications systems. Since 9/11 it has become increasingly important for companies to implement a plan for disaster recovery. This comprehensive book addresses the operational and day-to-day security management requirements of business stability and disaster recovery planning specifically tailored for the needs and requirements of an Information Security Officer.”

Privacy and Data Recovery in Cloud Computing

By Ameer M. Shariff

” Data security and privacy protection issues are related to both hardware and software in the cloud architecture. This study aims to review various security technologies and challenges from software and hardware aspects to protect data in the cloud and to improve data security and privacy protection for trusted cloud environments. In this paper, we will conduct a comparative research analysis of existing research on data security and privacy protection methods used in cloud computing.”

Clustering: A Data Recovery Approach

By Boris Mirkin

“Clustering: A Data Recovery Approach, Second Edition presents a unified modeling approach for the most popular clustering methods: the K-Means and hierarchical techniques, especially for divisive clustering. It significantly expands coverage of the mathematics of data recovery, and includes a new chapter covering more recent popular network clustering approaches—spectral, modularity and uniform, additive, and consensus—treated within the same data recovery approach.”

Pro Data Backup and Recovery

By Steven Nelson

“This book covers new developments in data protection as well as the impact of single-instance storage upon backup infrastructures. It discusses the impact of backup and data replication, the often misapplied B2D and D2D strategies, and “tapeless” backup environments. Continuous data protection and remote replication strategies are also addressed as they are integrated within backup strategies—a very important topic today.”

Enterprise Cloud Security and Governance: Efficiently Set Data Protection and Privacy Principles

Enterprise Cloud Security and Governance: Efficiently set data protection and privacy principles by [Zeal Vora]By Zeal Vora

“The book starts with the basics of Cloud security and offers an understanding of various policies, governance, and compliance challenges in the cloud. This helps you build a strong foundation before you dive deep into understanding what it takes to design a secured network infrastructure and a well-architected application using various security services in the Cloud environment.”

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