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  • Core backup and recovery concerns

    Most CIOs and management executives all say they have disaster recovery and business continuity under control

    Backup PolicyCIOs and IT Managers need to consider manadated compliance requirements

    • 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?
    - Core backup and recovery concerns


    Cyber Crime Rising

    Cyber Crime Management  Standard

    Cyber crime is thriving, and indiscriminate attacks mean all organisations must prepare for the possibility of a disruption.

    Cyber resilience is the ability of your organisation to identify and respond to a cyber attack.

    It helps you defend against cyber threats and limit the severity of any successful attacks.

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    - Cyber Crime Rising


    Starting DRP BCP Process

    Starting DR BC Planning - Are you Prepared for a Disaster?

    If your organization is starting out on Business Continuity Management, the size of the tasks that lie ahead of you could seem daunting. That is why it is crucially important to get the scope right, to set realistic limits for the early projects, and to put these within an overall business continuity program that will eventually lead to an integrated, comprehensive approach to protect the total assets of your enterprise. The only way to eat the Business Continuity elephant is “a bite at a time.”

    A disaster recovery plan describes how an organization is to deal with potential disasters. Just as a disaster is an event that makes the continuation of normal functions impossible, a disaster recovery plan consists of the precautions taken so that the effects of a disaster will be minimized, and the organization will be able to either maintain or quickly resume mission-critical functions. Typically, disaster recovery planning involves an analysis of business processes and continuity needs; it may also include a significant focus on disaster prevention.

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    Disaster Recovery Best Practices

    CIOs and management executives say they have disaster recovery and business continuity under control

    Best Practices - Top 10 - Janco has found that successful organization typically follow or have implemented these 10 best practices.

    1. Have management communicated that disaster recovery is not a tactical IT project but as a strategic IT asset.
    2. Create a disaster recovery and business continuity process that is integrated into the organization
    3. Allocate costs associated with the disaster recovery business continuity plan as part of the base overhead so that costs are distributed across the entire organization
    4. Treat disaster recovery and business continuity as "mission critical" for cost and staff allocations
    5. Establish metrics for the process and timing of recovery events
    6. Test the plans at least once every six months or whenever there is major enhancement to the enterprise's computing or operational infrastructure
    7. Monitor how other enterprises and your competitors are faring after and event occurs
    8. Quarterly review you media communication protocol for who says what when to whom when an event occurs
    9. Pool your assets and personnel to provide resilience capabilities for interconnected systems or collaborative technologies such as payments or check processing.
    10. Test the back-ups (at least quarterly) so that what is taken is what is needed for recovery and that it meets your recovery performance metrics.

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    - Disaster Recovery Best Practices


    DR/BC plan template upated to reflect recent lessons learned

    Standard for Disaster Planning and Continuity Planning - DR/BC plan template upated to reflect recent lessons learned

    DR/BC plan template upated to reflect recent lessons learnedDR/BC Template has just been updated with lessons learned for the most recent national and internationa disasters. The breadth and depth of damage associated with these events are a reminder of the importance of developing, maintaining, and exercising enterprise-level crisis management, emergency response, and business continuity plans. Add to those facts that many organizations, that were not located in those areas, depended on data centers located near the actual event for their DR/BC plans. FYI, in several loactions there were well over scores of collocation data centers ‌the area impacted by the event.

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    - DR/BC plan template upated to reflect recent lessons learned