Disaster Recovery Plan

ISO 27000, SOX, Cobit, PCI-DSS & HIPAA Compliant

Disaster Recovery Plan Template

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This Disaster Recovery Plan Template (DRP) can be used for any sized enterprise. The template and supporting material have been updated to be Sarbanes-Oxley and HIPAA compliant. It comes as both a Word document and a static fully indexed PDF document. The DRP/BCP electonic file includes:

  • Template (WORD and PDF)
  • Business and IT Impact Analysis Questionnaire
  • Work Plan
  • Audit Program
  • Pandemic Planning Checklist

Preparation for an catastrophic event 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.

Table of Contents

1.0   Introduction

  • Mission and Objectives
  • Scope
  • Authorization
  • Responsibility
  • Key Plan Assumptions
  • Disaster Definition
  • Metrics
  • DR/BC and Security Basics

2.0   Business Impact Analysis

  • Scope
  • Objectives
  • Critical Time Frame
  • Application System Impact Statements
  • Information Reporting
  • Best Data Practices
  • Summary

3.0    Backup Strategy

  • Site Strategy
  • Data Capture and Backups
  • Backup and Backup Retention Policy
  • Communication Strategy and Policy
  • ENTERPRISE Data Center Systems
  • Departmental File Servers
  • Wireless Network File Servers
  • Data at Outsourced Sites (including ISP's)
  • Branch Offices (Remote Offices & Retail Locations)
  • Desktop Workstations (In Office)
  • Desktop Workstations (Off site including at home users)
  • Laptops
  • PDA's and Smartphones

4.0   Recovery Strategy

  • Approach
  • Escalation Plans
  • Decision Points

5.0   Organization

  • Organization Chart
  • Team
  • Responsibilities

6.0  Emergency Procedures

  • General
  • Recovery Management
  • Damage Assessment and Salvage
  • Physical Security
  • Administration
  • Hardware Installation
  • Systems, Applications & Network Software
  • Communications
  • Operations

7.0  Administration

  • Manager
  • Distribution
  • Maintenance of the Business Impact Analysis
  • Training of the Team
  • Testing
  • Evaluation of the Tests
  • Maintenance of the plan

8.0   Appendix

  • Distribution
  • ENTERPRISE Sales Offices
  • Call List
  • Vendor Phone/Address List
  • Off-Site Inventory
  • Personnel Location Form
  • Hardware/Software Inventory
  • People Interviewed
  • Preventative Measures
  • Sample Application Systems Impact Statement
  • Job Descriptions
    • DR Manager
    • Manager DR and BC
    • Pandemic Coordinator
  • Application Inventory and Business Impact Analysis Questionnaire
  • Key Customer Notification List
  • Resources Required
  • Critical Resources to Be Retrieved
  • Off-Site Materials
  • Work Plan
  • Audit Process
  • Vendor Disaster Recovery Planning Questionnaire
  • Departmental DRP and BCP Activation Workbook
  • Web Site Disaster Recovery Planning Form
  • General Distribution Information
  • Pandemic Planning Checklist

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The options to purchase the template Include:

Disaster Recovery Business ContinuityDisaster Recovery Business Continuity Standard Edition

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

Disaster Recovery Business ContinuityDisaster Recovery Business Continuity Premium Edition

  • Disaster Recovery Business Continuity Template

  • 20 Job Descriptions (WORD)

    Chief Information Officer - CIO, Chief Security Officer - CSO, Chief Compliance Officer - CCO, Chief Mobility Officer, 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

Disaster Recovery Business ContinuityDisaster Recovery Business Continuity Gold Edition

  • Disaster Recovery Business Continuity Template - Full template with all of its attachements.

  • 288 IT Job Descriptions including all of the job descriptions contained in the Premium edition.

With this offer you save almost 50% from the base price of these two very popular products

DR BC SecurityDisaster Recovery Business Continuity & Security Manual Templates Standard Edition Includes

  • Disaster Recovery Business Continuity Template

  • Security Manual Template

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General Description

The document is over 200 pages and includes everything needed to customize the 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:

  • 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
  • Administration Process
  • Technical Appendix including definition of necessary phone numbers and contact points
  • Job Descriptions
    • DR Manager
    • Manager DR and BC
    • Pandemic Coordinator
  • 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 shows how a full test of the DRP can be conducted. It includes

  • Responsibilities
  • Distribution
  • Business Impact Analysis
  • Training
  • Testing
  • Evaluation
  • Maintenance

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Backup Matrix - Sample

Backup Matrix

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