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  • Top 10 Backup failures made by CIOs

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    Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity Mistakes

    Failure is not an option when considering disaster recovery and business continuity. Only when a backup is needed and then found that it is lacking or missing do many CIOs, IT Managers, and users appreciate the complexity  of the issue.

    1. Backing up only desktops and ignoring laptops, tablets, smartphone and other mobile devices
    2. Thinking that all that matters are mainframe or data center data bases
    3. Not understanding the differences in various deduplication solutions
    4. Not understanding what impact the backup processes have on users
    5. Not having a good grasp of the security implications due to disparate backup files
    6. Focusing only on what is needed today and ignoring future ramifications
    7. Not having a robust deployment solution defined
    8. Understanding the total cost of ownership for a solution or lack of a complete backup and security solution
    9. Ignoring BYOD implications and complications
    10. Not understanding he implications of the backup solution for disaster recovery and business continuity

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    First steps when a disaster or ransomware attack occurs

    Ransomware and DR/BC Process Infrastructure

    The recovert\y support team, as soon as a DR/BC or ransomware event is declared, should have at least one individual go to the recovery management room and ensure that it is ready. This chttps://www.e-janco.com/dr-bc-infrastructure.htmould include:

    Ramsomware and DC/BC Recovery Time

     

    • Have several copies, of the recovery plan accessible - either electronic or physical printed copy;
    • Bringing along a recovery nteam team battle box containing all the required documents, stationery, log sheets and equipment;
    • Setting up the room;
    • Setting out role cards in a set order;
    • Preparing incident boards;
    • Setting up and/or testing telephones and laptops if they are being used; and
    • Setting up and testing the Wi-Fi and internet connectivity.

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    - First steps when a disaster or ransomware attack occurs


    Maximum Tolerable Period of Disruption MTPOD key to DR/BC success

    Disaster Recovery Business Contuintiy Topics

    The application of the Maximum Tolerable Period of Disruption (MTPOD concept means rethinking how a business impact analysis  is approached. While many DRP / BCP professionals start a business impact analysis - by gathering data from individual departments, MTPOD forces DRP / BCP professionals to first look at products and services. Disaster Recovery and Business continuity professionals should understand downtime tolerance, taking into account:

    • Customer expectations
    • Regulatory requirements
    • Reputational issues
    • Financial and operational impairment
    • Strategic consequences.

    With an understanding of MTPOD and cycle time, the business continuity professional can identify what is commonly accepted as the core output of the business impact analysis

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    - Maximum Tolerable Period of Disruption MTPOD key to DR/BC success


    Baseline for best practices defined

    Ten Commandments of Disaster and Business Continuity Management

    Administrators need tools and platforms that can help them plan, design, and implement disaster recovery strategies that can meet those needs.

  • Analyze single points of failure
  • Keep Updated notification trees
  • Be aware of current events
  • Plan for worst-case scenarios
  • Clearly document recovery processes
  • Centralize information
  • Create test plans and scripts
  • Retest regularly
  • Perform comprehensive recovery and business continuity test
  • Define metrics and create score cards
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    Top 10 Backup Best Practices

    Backup  Best Practices core of DR and BC Planning

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    10 Backup Best Practices - Rules of the Road for CIOs and DR/BC Managers Top 10 Backup Best Practices - Many CIOs want to improve their ability to recover from system failures and data loss, especially to protect themselves from -… Continue reading

    Question that need to be answered are:

    • Is our data safe in transit and at rest?
    • What prevents hackers from gaining access to our data?
    • Is our data properly handled, stored, and deleted?
    • Who can access our data?
    • What are the benchmark measurements?
    • Is our data backup strategy compliant?
    • Will our recovery be successful?

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    Managing backup and recovery in today's environment is a multi-dimensional challenge with both near and long term business requirements. Recent technological developments in disk backup have had a positive impact on short term data retention requirements (see also BYOD policy).
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