Disaster Recovery Business Continuity Funding

Disaster Recovery Plan Template
Business Continuity
ISO 27000, Sarbanes - Oxley,
COBIT, PCI-DSS & HIPAA Compliant
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Disaster Recovery PlanningFunding a Disaster Recovery Business Continuity process can be difficult. The key to funding is presenting a good business case. The steps that you can follow to create the business case are:

  • Conduct a Business and IT Impact Analysis - Knowing the IT and enterprise operational dependencies, mission-critical vs. business critical functions, and discrepancy resources are vital when presenting to management.

  • Conduct a Risk Assessment - What is the probability that something will happen, and what does it mean when it does? Being able to inform management about an enterprise's risk exposure will help give them a clearer picture of the liability of not having a plan.

  • Calculate the cost of downtime - Armed with these figures, management will be able to determine an acceptable amount of downtime and data loss. The cost of downtime includes items like lost sales, loss of market share, employee productivity, enterprise reputation, and even customer confidence.

  • Position Disaster Recovery Business Continuity as a competitive necessity - Positioning Disaster Recovery Business Continuity in this way helps to illustrate downtime as an opportunity for competitors to capture market share. Conversely, uptime allows your firm to seize market share from competitors. Most enterprises have some sort of Disaster Recovery Business Continuity plan, including offsite storage and data replication. So “keeping up with the Joneses” is crucial in establishing this argument.

  • Define multiple options - Management does not respond well when presented with a problem or just a single solution; they want alternatives. While making it clear that doing nothing is not an option, having multiple solutions is vital.

  • Define Metrics - Metrics should be tied to the Business and IT Impact Analysis and the Risk Assessment marked by business process criticality, Recovery Time Objective (RTO ) and Recovery Point Objective (RPO), and the supporting operational budgets. Define what IT must have to succeed in attaining the desired level of Disaster Recovery Business Continuity preparedness. Such information will also aid in determining the cost of the overall plan itself.

  • Define non-catastrophic risks - It is important that management not only understands that risk exists, but also that they are aware of the forms it can take. While earthquakes and tornadoes do pose a threat, disruptive events often come in the form of much more commonplace events. Things like power outages and IT failure tend to be the causes for downtime. Making management see that the “disaster” in disaster recovery covers a lot more than natural disasters is beneficial to IT 's cause.

  • Combine Disaster Recovery Business Continuity with mandated requirements - Marry the notion of disaster recovery with other IT initiatives such as Sarbanes-Oxley, HIPAA, and PCI-DSS. Here the emphasis is on the idea that some Disaster Recovery Business Continuity technologies, like virtualization, can aid in initiatives such as server consolidation. The concept of Disaster Recovery Business Continuity investment as a means of helping the data center improve efficiency and reduce cost is a powerful one.
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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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Disaster Recovery Business Continuity Template (WORD) - comes with the latest electronic forms and is fully compliant with all mandated US, EU, and ISO requirements.

  • Fully editable Disaster Recovery Business Continuit template
  • Disaster Recovery Business Continuity Audit Program - Compliant with ISO 27031,  ISO 22301, and ISO 28000
  • 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 e-mailed, completed via a computer or tablet, and stored electronically including:
    • LAN Inventory, Location Contact Numbers, Off-Site Inventory, Personnel Locations, Plan Distribution, Remote Location Contact Information, Server Registration, Team Call List, and Vendor Contact Information
    • Added Bonus - Safety Program Electronic Forms -- Area Safety Inspection, Employee Job Hazard Analysis, First Report of Injury, Inspection Checklist - Alternative Locations, Inspection Checklist - Office Locations, New Employee Safety Checklist, Safety Program Contact List, and Training Record

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    Chief Information Officer - CIO, Chief Security Officer - CSO, Chief Compliance Officer - CCO, Chief Mobility Officer - CMO, 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 Record Administrator, Manager Site Management, and Pandemic Coordinator

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  • Disaster Recovery Business Continuity Template
  • Disaster Recovery Business Continuity Audit Program
  • Security Manual Template
  • Business and IT Impact Questionnaire - 21 pages
  • Threat and Vulnerability Assessment Form

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  • 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

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  • Security Manual Template
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Disaster Recovery Security Cloud DRP Security Incident Communication Policy Security Audit Program

Backup Matrix - Sample from Template

Backup Matrix

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