The 10 Commandments of Disaster Recovery Business Continuity Planning
Everyone has a disaster recovery and business continuity plan in place. The question is wither it will work when it is needed.
- Identify and Analyze all single points of failure: A single point of failure in a critical component can disrupt well engineered redundancies and resilience in the rest of a system.
- Keep updated notification trees and alternative methods of communication: A cohesive communication process is required to ensure the disaster recovery business continuity plan will work.
- Be aware of current events both internal and external to the enterprise's 'space': Understand what is happening around the enterprise - know if there is a chance for a weather, sporting or political event that can impact the enterprise's operations.
- Plan for worst-case scenarios: Downtime can have many causes, including operator error, component failure, software failure, and planned downtime as well as building- or city-level disasters.
- Document all recovery processes: Organizations should write and maintain clear, concise, detailed steps for fail-over so that secondary staff members can manage a fail over should primary staff members be unavailable.
- Centralize information and let everyone know where it is at - worry about security: Have a printed copy available: In a crisis situation, a timely response can be critical. Centralizing disaster recovery information in one place, such as a cloud facility, helps avoid the need to hunt for documentation, which can compound a crisis.
- Create test plans and scripts: Test plans and scripts should be created and followed step-by-step to help ensure accurate testing.
- Perform comprehensive recovery and business continuity test: Organizations should practice their master recovery plans, not just application fail over
- Retest regularly: At a minimum, each application should be retested every year.
- Defined metrics and create score cards scores: Organizations should maintain scorecards on the disaster recovery compliance of each application, as well as who is testing and when. Maintaining scorecards generally helps increase audit scores.
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