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.
Disaster Recovery Business Continuity News
BC/DR Planning More complex
May 10th, 2013
As enterprise operations, including netwwork access with mobile computing, BYOD, SmartPhones, and tablets become more advanced and complex, solutions to restore companies back to business as usual after downtime are now more difficult. Preparing a DR plan can take months but in the midst of a disaster, you only have minutes to execute it.
Some Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity current articles:
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- Disaster Recovery Misconceptions Disaster Recovery - What are the major misconceptions when a disaster occurs with IT systems? Can your systems can not support your company's day-to-day operations?...
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Pandemic in China a concern
May 2nd, 2013- more info
Pandemic Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity
There is no question we are vulnerable to infectious and contagious diseases. The influenza pandemic of 1918-1919 killed more than 20 million people - more than 600,000 in the United States. That winter, more U.S. soldiers died from influenza than had died on World War I battlefields.
According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 40,000 Americans die annually from seasonal flu. And most experts agree that the human race is long overdue for an influenza pandemic far more deadly than the H1N1 pandemic of 2009-2010. The threat from Mother Nature goes far beyond the flu.
The current outbreak in China and its spead to Saudi Arabia is cause for concern. Pandemic planning, if it has not been completed, should be a tip priority.
What is the cost of downtime?
April 11th, 2013
If your people can continue working for days without systems your cost of downtime is relatively low. If your business is tied to your systems or work cannot be processed your downtime cost may be high. We have had both sets of clients, a small architecture firm accounting system went down and they were comfortable with it being down for a few days.
However another customer, a lumber mill, shut down after someone tripped over a power cord. A server failed, and more than 200 workers were paid for doing nothing. That human error cost the company $10,000.
So calculate the cost of downtime in terms of labor paid, productivity lost, and all the other factors. Presenting such a number to your customer in terms of costs per hour or day can make a compelling argument for a solid business continuity plan.MTPOD is the maximum amount of time that an enterprise's key products or services can be unavailable or undeliverable before its stakeholders see unacceptable consequences.
Top 10 list for Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning
March 29th, 2013
Top 10 lists for Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Planning:
- Top 10 tips for Disaster Recovery in a Small Business best way to protect your data (16.3) Disaster Recovery for a Small Business Baseline for best practices defined in Jancos Disaster Recovery Business Continuity Template. As requirements for avoiding downtime become increasingly...
- Top 10 Disaster Recovery Best Practices (16.1) As requirements for avoiding downtime become increasingly stringent, administrators need tools and platforms that can help them plan, design, and implement disaster recovery strategies that...
- Top 10 Reasons Why Disaster Recovery Business Continuity Plans Fail (14.6) In the recession many organizations put disaster recovery and business continuity on the back burner. As a result those plans are not as functional as...
- Best of Breed Disaster Recovery Business Continuity (13.2) Best of Breed solutions for disaster recovery and business continuity has four key components: High Availability Best of breed requires service that have high...
- 10 Backup Best Practices supplementing a disaster recovery and business continuity solution with the cloud (13.2) 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...
Disaster Planning is Required for Virtual Applications
March 12th, 2013
A number of customers using the Microsoft-hosted Dynamics CRM Online and its Office 365 cloud service were reporting performance problems.
One CRM Online customer said problems began in the morning. The @MSCloudUS twitter account acknowledged the Office 365 problems, starting in the afternoon (EST).
The Disaster Planning Template addresses these issues. On the CRM Online front, "performance is slow for most users, to the point that some cant use CRM at all," one Microsoft CRM user said. His company is based in the U.S., he said, but international users of the system were affected, as well.
A Microsoft spokesperson said, "We were made aware of a few customers experiencing difficulty using their Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online service this morning. The customer impact was limited to some organizations in North America and has been resolved. Microsoft takes any downtime seriously, and customers will be reimbursed service charges per the terms of our SLA which guarantees 99.9% uptime."- more info