DRP BCP Template
ISO 27000, SOX, PCI-DSS & HIPAA Compliant
The Standard for Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity - Over 3,000 Companies World Wide have chosen this DRP/BCP Template
In most organizations, DR is the quintessential complex, unfamiliar task. Disasters happen so rarely that recovery operations are the opposite of routine. What's more the myriad, interconnected data, application and other resources that must be recovered after a disaster make recovery an exceptionally difficult and error-prone effort. Even if you have never built a DR plan before, you can achieve great results. Just follow the DR Template that Janco has created and you will have a functioning plan before you know it.
All Business Continuity / Disaster Recovery plans need to encompass how employees will communicate, where they will go and how they will keep doing their jobs. The details can vary greatly, depending on the size and scope of a company and the way it does business. For some businesses, issues such as supply chain logistics are most crucial and are the focus on the plan. For others, information technology may play a more pivotal role, and the Business Continuity / Disaster Recovery plan may have more of a focus on systems recovery.
But the critical point is that neither element can be ignored, and physical, IT and human resources plans cannot be developed in isolation from each other. (In this regard, Business Continuity / Disaster Recovery has much in common with security convergence.) At its heart, Business Continuity / Disaster Recovery is about constant communication.
Janco's Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP) is that tool which can be used as a Disaster Planning template for any size of enterprise. The Template and supporting material have been updated to be Sarbanes-Oxley and HIPAA compliant. The template comes as both a Word document and a static fully indexed PDF document. The DRP/BCP Template includes:
- Disaster Recovery Plan and Business Continuity Template (WORD and PDF)
- Business and IT Impact Analysis Questionnaire
- Work Plan
- Disaster Recovery / Business Continuity Audit Program
- Pandemic Planning Checklist
- Incident Communication Plan and Policy
Preparation for Disaster Recovery / Business Continuity in light of SOX has two primary parts. The first is putting systems in place to completely protect all financial and other data required to meet the reporting regulations and to archive the data to meet future requests for clarification of those reports. The second is to clearly and expressly document all these procedures so that in the event of a SOX audit, the auditors clearly see that the DRP exists and will appropriately protect the data.
The Disaster Recovery - Business Continuity Template can be acquired in the following ways:
- Disaster Recovery Business Continuity Template (WORD)
- Disaster Recovery Business Continuity Audit Program - Compliant with ISO 27031 and ISO 22301
- Disaster Recovery Manager Job Description
- Manager Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity Job Description
- Application Inventory and Business Impact Analysis Questionnaire
- Incident Communication Plan and Policy with BEST PRACTICES for
- News Conferences
- Media Relations
- Social Network Checklist
- Included with the template are Electronic Forms which have been designed to lower the cost of maintenance of the plan. Electronic Forms that can be eMailed, completed via a computer or tablet, and stored electronically including:
- Added Bonus - Safety Program Electronic Forms
- Disaster Recovery Business Continuity Template
- 15 Job Descriptions (WORD)
- Chief Information Officer - CIO, Chief Security Officer - CSO, Chief Compliance Officer - CCO, VP Strategy and Architecture, Director Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity, Director e-Commerce, Director Media Communications, Manager Disaster Recovery, Manager Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery Coordinator, Disaster Recovery - Special Projects Supervisor, Manager Database, Capacity Planning Supervisor, Manager Media Library Support, Manager Site Management, and Pandemic Coordinator
- Disaster Recovery Business Continuity Template
- Security Manual Template
- 25 Job Descriptions
- Chief Information Officer - CIO; Chief Compliance Officer - CCO; Chief Security Officer - CSO;VP Strategy and Architecture; Director e-Commerce; Database Administrator; Data Security Administrator; Manager Data Security; Manager Database; Manager Disaster Recovery; Manager Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity; Pandemic Coordinator; Manager Facilities and Equipment; Manager Media Library Support; Manager Network and Computing Services; Manager Network Services; Manager Site Management; Manager Training and Documentation; Manager Voice and Data Communication; Manager Wireless Systems;Capacity Planning Supervisor; Disaster Recovery Coordinator; Disaster Recovery - Special Projects Supervisor; Network Security Analyst; System Administrator - Unix; System Administrator - Windows
- Disaster Recovery Business Continuity Template
- Security Manual Template
- 261 Job Descriptions which includes all of the job descriptions in the premium edition
"Best of Breed - Best Practices Disaster Recovery Planning / Business Continuity Planning, Security Policies, IT Job Descriptions" according to the IT Productivity Center
DRP BCP Template General Description
The DRP template is over 200 pages and includes everything needed to customize the Disaster Recovery Plan to fit your specific requirement. The electronic document includes proven written text and examples for the following major sections of a disaster recovery plan:
- Plan Introduction
- Business Impact Analysis - including a sample impact matrix
- DRP Organization Responsibilities pre and post disaster - DRP / BCP checklist
- Backup Strategy for Data Centers, Departmental File Servers, Wireless Network servers, Data at Outsourced Sites, Desktops (In office and "at home"), Laptops and PDA's.
- Recovery Strategy including approach, escalation plan process and decision points.
- Disaster Recovery Procedures in a check list format
- Plan Administration Process
- Technical Appendix including definition of necessary phone numbers and contact points
- Job Descriptions
- Disaster Recovery Manager
- Manager Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity
- Pandemic Coordinator
- Work Plan to modify and implement the template. Included is a list of deliverables for each task. (Risk Assessment and Vulnerability Assessment)
- Disaster Recovery Manager Responsibilities
- Distribution of the Disaster Recovery Plan
- Maintenance of the Business Impact Analysis
- Training of the Disaster Recovery Team
- Testing of the Disaster Recovery Plan
- Evaluation of the Disaster Recovery Plan Tests
- Maintenance of the Disaster Recovery Plan
Click on the link below to get the DRP/BC sample pages now and make it part of your disaster recovery toolkit.
Backup Matrix - Sample from Template
Testimonial - Dave Baker - City of Hamilton -I have found the DRP template invaluable!
Testimonial - Bob Rifenbury -MCSE/CCNA Launch Testing Lab -The DRP Template saved me about 6 months of work!
Testimonial - Kelly Keeler - Martin's Point Health Care -I have received and I began using the template immediately. IT IS GREAT! Made this process a snap for me. Cut my documentation time down from. weeks to hours! This document has made, what began to be an overwhelming process turn into a snap!
Testimonial - Juan Stamos - Mexico City Corporation -We had a DRP in place, but needed a more user friendly structure. The Disaster Recovery Template (Gold edition) has that structure. It was very easy to quickly move our DRP into Janco's DRP Template -- a real added value.
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Data Center Recovery Articles
May 20th, 2013
Readings that will help you in creating a Data Center Recovery Strategy:
- Options for a data center disaster recovery strategy Data Center disaster recovery strategy options A critical component of a disaster recovery business continuity is the data center disaster recovery strategy Hot...
- Top 10 Infrastructure Issues that CIOs need to include in IT Strategy Janco's Top 10 Infrastructure Issue List Top 10 issues that need to be included in every CIO's technology infrastructure strategy: Users will not be centrally...
- Google data center security & disaster recovery This is a great video on physical security as well as the the software security. This is a great primer which all CIOs and Data...
- 10 Backup Best Practices supplementing a disaster recovery and business continuity solution with the cloud 10 Backup best practices - supplementing a disaster recovery and business continuity back-up solution with the cloud Backup best practices are used by many CIOs...
- Modular data center options for backup site Modular data centers have come a long way. Modular data centers have been in use by the government since the 1960s. Now they are commercially...
Disaster Recovery Business Continuity Articles
May 9th, 2013more info
Disaster Plans need to be updated
April 17th, 2013
Disaster Plans need to be update for as Windows XP is reaching the ending of life - it will no longer be supported.
Recently Microsoft made the unsurprising announcement that as of 8th April 2014 they will no longer provide updates or security patches for Windows XP.
Organisations still using the 12 year old technology will be required to replace XP with a new operating system, most likely Windows 7. This change could come at considerably effort and cost and if not appropriately managed and co-ordinated could cause significant impact to the business. For example;
- Windows 7 Software licences will need to be purchased and installed
- Existing PCs, laptop and servers may not be Windows XP compatible and will require upgrade or replacement
- Legacy applications that are no longer supported may not continue to operate in a Windows 7 environment and would require development changes or in extreme cases complete replacement
- Existing data may need to be converted to alternative formats to ensure it can still be safely backed up, verified and restored in the event of a business continuity or disaster recovery event.
Data Backbone of Disaster Recovery
March 29th, 2013
Data is the backbone of every organization. No matter the business, industry, or size, reliable data access is essential to operations. As that data continues to grow exponentially, it is important to have a backup and recovery strategy that meets current business needs and has the flexibility to grow and change.
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Protecting your data is vital to the survival and growth of your business. You must keep your systems and employees up and running - and productive - even as fast backup and restore processes are being completed. And, should a "worst-case scenario" occur, being prepared with an appropriate disaster recovery plan is essential.
The Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP) can be used as a Disaster Planning template for any size of enterprise. The Disaster Recovery template and supporting material have been updated to be Sarbanes-Oxley and HIPAA compliant.- more info
Will your disaster recovery provider be in business when you need them?
March 12th, 2013
What if your were in Florida and the Hurricane season was in full swing and your provider went out of business. Would you have the time to move to a new provider and test your solution before you need to execute your plan?
For example, earlier this year Google decided to close its Message Continuity service. Google gave most clients a reasonable timescale to find an alternative supplier, allowing existing Message Continuity contracts to run until their contacts expired. What if that was the communication solution you had selected for communicating with your staff? Would you be able to implement, test, and communicate a new one on time.
Another example was the news that Doyenz, the US-based supplier of rCloud, a service which offers disaster recovery for physical and virtual servers, had decided to pull the plug on its UK operations. Clients were given not weeks or months but days to respond and to find a new supplier.
CIOs and IT managers all need to consider all of the possibilities when developing and testing their disaster recovery plans.
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