Janco Associates - IT Governance - IT Infrastrucure - job descriptions - salary surveyJanco releases Disaster Recovery Business Continuity Planning Template which contains management guidelines focused on addressing ransomware

Janco found that approximately almost 1 in 2 (45%) of companies that had to activate their DR/BC plans were able to do it with limited difficulty. Version 8.3 of its Disaster Recovery Business Continuity Template provides specific guidelines on how to be prepared for a ransomware attack.

Disaster Recovery PlanningPark City - UT - Janco Associates Inc. (www.e-janco.com) has just released version 8.3 of its most popular product, the Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Template. It includes business management guidelines for ransomware preparedness, meets all mandated compliance requirements, an updated DR/BC Audit program in addition to ready to use electronic forms and the latest version of its Business Impact Analysis toolkit.

In a survey of 192enterprise that had to activate their DR/BC plans, Janco found that 87 (45%) of the enterprises were able to do so with limited difficulty. M. V. Janulaitis the CEO of Janco Associates, Inc. said, “Almost Two thirds of the plans had material error in them and over one half of all the plans were not up to date. “ In addition, “We found that the primary reasons for many of these defects was that the plans were too difficult to keep up to date when they were in purely written format. For this reason we have added 17 electronic forms to alleviate this problem. Our forms can be completed via tablets and smart phones and stored on a remote cloud location.” The CEO added, “With the included DR/BC Audit program, it now is easier to highlight those areas of existing plans which need work in order to guarantee success in the recovery process.”

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The CEO added, “3,100 enterprises in over 150 countries have selected the Janco Disaster Recovery Business Continuity Template as their product of choice.”

The Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity template is delivered electronically and comes as an easily modifiable Microsoft WORD document. The template is over 250 pages long and includes everything needed to customize the Disaster Recovery Plan to fit an organization's specific requirements. The document includes proven written text and examples. Included are: Business Impact Analysis - including a sample impact matrix; 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, PDA's and BYOD; Recovery Strategy including approach, escalation plan process and decision points;  Disaster Recovery Procedures in a check list format; Incident/Media Communication Plan; Plan Administration Process; Technical Appendix including definition of contact points; Job Description for Disaster Recovery Manager (3 pages long) - entire disaster recovery team job descriptions are also available in the premium version of the offering; and, a Work Plan to modify and implement the template.

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