Disaster Plan

Explosion, Terrorist Attack, or Random Act of Violence

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Disaster Recovery PlanningWhat to Do After an Explosion, Terrorist Attack, or a Random Act of Violence

After an explosion, terrorist attack, or other random act of violence there can be a second event that cause as much damage as the first so care should be taken and the following steps should be taken:

  • Be aware of your surrounding and find your safest escape route.
  • Personal safety of yourself and those around you should be the first concern.
  • Since one event can be followed by another, stay alert. There may be more danger yet to come.
  • For protection, consider crawling under a table or desk and remain there for at least 60 seconds.
  • Stay away from windows, mirrors, overhead fixtures, filing cabinets, bookcases, and electrical equipment.
  • If an evacuation is ordered, go to a designated place. Make sure all staff and others in your facility are accounted for. Do not forget handicapped people who may need your help in exiting. Do not move seriously injured persons unless they are in obvious, immediate danger (building collapse, fire, etc. ). Avoid known problem areas (where there are gas lines, fire hazards, etc. ). Once out, keep as far away from the building as possible.
  • Open doors carefully. ; Watch for falling objects.
  • Do not use elevators.
  • Do not use matches or lighters. Sparks might trigger explosions.
  • Avoid using telephones and hand radios. Electrical sparks or signals could trigger other bombs.

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. The Disaster Planning Template comes as both a Word document and a static fully indexed PDF document and includes:

  • Disaster Recovery Plan and Business Continuity Template
  • Business and IT Impact Analysis Questionnaire
  • Work Plan
  • Disaster Recovery / Business Continuity Audit Program

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.

New are (Version History):

  • Backup & Backup Retention Policy
  • Disaster Recovery Audit Program
  • Compliance with the ISO 27000 Series Standards (formerly ISO 17799 now ISO 27001 & ISO 27002), Sarbanes-Oxley, PCI-DSS, and HIPAA
  • Web Site Disaster Recovery Planning Form
  • Project Status Report Form
  • Personnel Location Report
  • Department Disaster Recovery Activation Workbook
    • Quick Reference Guide
    • Team Alert List (Form)
    • DRP Team Responsibilities
    • DRP Team Checklist
    • Critical Function(s) Definition
    • Normal Business Hour Response Procedures
    • After Hours Response Procedures
    • DRP Location(s) Definition
    • DRP Recovery Procedures
    • Notification Procedures
    • Notification Call List (Form)
  • Updated Business and IT Impact Analysis Questionnaire
  • Vendor Disaster Recovery Questionnaire
  • Vendor Phone List Form Updated
  • Key Customer Notification Form<
  • Critical Resources to be Retrieved Form
  • Business Continuity Off-Site Materials Form
  • Business Continuity Audit Program

The premium edition contains following full job descriptions:

  • Chief Information Officer
  • Chief Digital Officer
  • Chief Security Officer
  • Chief Compliance Officer
  • Chief Mobility Officer
  • VP Strategy and Architecture
  • Digital Brand Manager
  • 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
  • Manager Record Administrator
  • Capacity Planning Supervisor
  • Manager Media Library Support
  • Manager Site Management
  • Pandemic Coordinator
  • Social Media Specialist
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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 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 Description for Disaster Recovery Manager (3 pages long) - entire disaster recovery team job descriptions are available
  • Work Plan to modify and implement the template. Included is a list of deliverables for each task. (Risk Assessment and Vulnerability Assessment)

There is a extensive section that show how a full test of the DRP can be conducted. It includes

  • 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

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Backup Matrix - Sample from Template

Backup Matrix

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