Extended business outages have hindered the success of many DR/BC and Security processes
Security and DR/BC Templates have been updated to include lessons learned from recent events. Paper plans are now supplemented with eReader formatted documents that could be viewed on smartphones, tablets, and desktops.
Park City UT – Extended business outages have hindered the success of many DR/BC and Security processes - Janco Associates Inc. (www.e-janco.com) has just released version 12.1 of its Security Manual Template and version 8.5 of its Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Template. They both now distributed in three (3) formats - MS WORD, pdf, and ePub.
In a survey of 148 enterprises that had to activate their DR/BC plans and follow mandated security requirements in the recent hurricane and fire events, Janco found that only 25 (17%) of the enterprises could do so with no major issues. Mr. Janulaitis the CEO of Janco Associates, Inc. said, “A little over one-half (53%) of the plans and/or procedures in place had material defects in them. Also, almost 1 in 2, (47%), of all the plans and procedures were not up to date. “ In addition, “Janco found that the primary reasons for many of these defects were that the plans were too difficult to keep up to date when they were in purely paper format. For this reason, we have added 17 electronic forms to alleviate this problem and included as a bonus an eReader format of both templates. Our forms can be completed via tablets and smartphones and stored in a remote cloud location.” The CEO added, “With the included security and DR/BC audit programs, it now is easier to highlight those areas of existing plans and procedures which need work to guarantee compliance with security mandates and success in the recovery process.”
The CEO added, “3,100 plus enterprises in over 150 countries have selected the Janco Disaster Recovery Business Continuity Template as their product of choice.”
All of Janco's offerings are delivered electronically and come as easily customizable MS Word documents, PDF files and as a bonus Jdanco is moving to have all delivered in sharable ePub (eReader) format. The Security Manual template includes full supporting policies including Blog and Personal Website Policy; Mobile Device Policy; Physical and Virtual File Server Security Policy; Sensitive Information Policy - Credit Card, Social Security, Employee, and Customer Data; and Travel and Off-Site Meeting Policy.
The Disaster Recovery Business Continuity template is over 250 pages and includes everything needed to customize the Disaster Recovery Plan to fit an organization's specific requirements. The template has 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 checklist 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.
The CEO said, "We are offering a bundle of the DR/BC and Security templates for $999 with 90 days of update service. Or there the option for a little more to get the offering with 12 or 24 months of update service. In addition, for those companies that would like to have full job descriptions to support these templates, there are expanded versions of this bundle." For more information go to Janco’s website at https://www.e-janco.com/DRP_and_Security.htm.
Janco is an international consulting firm that follows issues that concern CIOs and CFOs. The firm publishes a series of IT and business Infrastructure HandiGuides® and Templates including IT Infrastructure Policies and Procedures, Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity Template, Security Template, IT Job Descriptions, and its semi-annual IT Salary Survey.