Disaster Recovery Plan Template

Disaster Recovery Plan Template


Business Continuity Planning


Sarbanes - Oxley, ISO 27000 (27001 & 27002)
PCI, & HIPAA Compliant

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This Disaster Recovery Plan and Business Continuity Template can be used for any size of enterprise. The Disaster Recovery Planning template and supporting material have been updated to be Sarbanes-Oxley and HIPAA compliant.  The DRP Template comes as a Word document and includes:

  • Disaster Recovery Plan and Business Continuity Template
  • Business and IT Impact Analysis Questionnaire
  • Work Plan
  • Disaster Recovery / Business Continuity Audit Program
  • Pandemic Planning Check List
  • Media Communication plan with a definition of best practices

Features include

  • Compliance with the new ISO 27000 (27001, 27002 and 27031), Sarbanes-Oxley, PCI-DSS and HIPAA standards
  • Web Site Disaster Recovery Planning Form
  • Department Disaster Recovery Activation Workbook
    • Quick Reference Guide
    • Team Alert List (Form)
    • Disaster Recovery Plan and Business Continuity  Team Responsibilities
    • Disaster Recovery Plan and Business Continuity  Team Checklist
    • Critical Functions Definition
    • Normal Business Hour Response Procedures
    • After Hours Response Procedures
    • Disaster Recovery Plan and Business Continuity Location(s) Definition
    • Disaster Recovery Plan and Business Continuity Recovery Procedures
    • Notification Procedures
    • Notification Call List (Form)
  • Updated Business and IT Impact Analysis Questionnaire
  • Vendor Disaster Recovery Questionnaire
  • Vendor Phone List Form Updated
  • Key Customer Notification Form
  • Critical Resources to be Retrieved Form
  • Business Continuity Off-Site Materials Form

Disaster Recovery Business Continuity Template comes in several versions

Disaster Recovery Business ContinuityDisaster Recovery Business Continuity Standard Edition

  • Disaster Recovery Business Continuity Template (WORD)
    • Disaster Recovery Business Continuity Audit Program - Compliant with ISO 27031, HIPAA, SOX, and PCI-DSS
    • Disaster Recovery Manager Job Description
    • Manager Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity Job Description
    • Application Inventory and Business Impact Analysis Questionnaire
    • Incident Communication Plan and Policy with BEST PRACTICES for
      • News Conferences
      • Media Relations

Disaster Recovery Business ContinuityDisaster Recovery Business Continuity Premium Edition

  • Disaster Recovery Business Continuity Template (WORD)
    • Disaster Recovery Business Continuity Audit Program - Compliant with ISO 27031, HIPAA, SOX, and PCI-DSS
    • Disaster Recovery Manager Job Description
    • Manager Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity Job Description
    • Application Inventory and Business Impact Analysis Questionnaire
    • Incident Communication Plan and Policy with BEST PRACTICES for
      • News Conferences
      • Media Relations
  • 15 Full Job Descriptions (WORD)
    • Chief Information Officer
    • Chief Security Officer
    • Chief Compliance Officer
    • VP Strategy and Architecture
    • Director Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity
    • Director e-Commerce
    • Director Media Communications
    • Manager Disaster Recovery
    • Manager Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity
    • Disaster Recovery Coordinator
    • Disaster Recovery - Special Projects Supervisor
    • Manager Database
    • Capacity Planning Supervisor
    • Manager Media Library Suppor
    • Manager Site Management
    • Pandemic Coordinator

Disaster Recovery Business ContinuityDisaster Recovery Business Continuity Gold Edition

  • Disaster Recovery Business Continuity Template (WORD)
    • Disaster Recovery Business Continuity Audit Program - Compliant with ISO 27031, HIPAA, SOX, and PCI-DSS
    • Disaster Recovery Manager Job Description
    • Manager Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity Job Description
    • Application Inventory and Business Impact Analysis Questionnaire
    • Incident Communication Plan and Policy with BEST PRACTICES for
      • News Conferences
      • Media Relations
  • 260 IT Job Descriptions (WORD) including all of the job descriptions contained in the Premium edition

Disaster Recovery Business ContinuityDisaster Recovery Business Continuity Standard Edition

  • Disaster Recovery Business Continuity Template (WORD)
    • Disaster Recovery Business Continuity Audit Program - Compliant with ISO 27031, HIPAA, SOX, and PCI-DSS
    • Disaster Recovery Manager Job Description
    • Manager Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity Job Description
    • Application Inventory and Business Impact Analysis Questionnaire
    • Incident Communication Plan and Policy with BEST PRACTICES for
      • News Conferences
      • Media Relations

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The DRP template is over 200 pages and includes everything needed to customize the Disaster Recovery Plan to fit your specific requirement.  The electronic document includes proven written text and examples for the following major sections of a disaster recovery plan:

  • Plan Introduction
  • Business Impact Analysis - including a sample impact matrix
  • DRP 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 and PDA's.
  • Recovery Strategy including approach, escalation plan process and decision points
  • Disaster Recovery Procedures in a check list format
  • Plan Administration Process
  • Technical Appendix including definition of necessary phone numbers and contact points
  • Job Descriptions (each 3 pages long) for:
    • Disaster Recovery Manager
    • Manager Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity
    • Pandemic Coordinator
  • Work Plan to modify and implement the template.  Included is a list of deliverables for each task. (Risk Assessment and Vulnerability Assessment)

There is a extensive section that show how a full test of the DRP can be conducted.  It includes

  • Disaster Recovery Manager Responsibilities
  • Distribution of the Disaster Recovery Plan
  • Maintenance of the Business Impact Analysis
  • Training of the Disaster Recovery Team
  • Testing of the Disaster Recovery Plan
  • Evaluation of the Disaster Recovery Plan Tests
  • Maintenance of the Disaster Recovery Plan

Click on the link below to get the Disaster Recovery Plan and Business Continuity sample pages now and make it a part of your disaster recovery toolkit.

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Disaster Planning - Business Continuity News


Setting Business Continuity test conditions

April 14th, 2015

Disaster Recovery Best Practices

The choice of business continuity exercise test conditions is an important factor in its success, but how do you go about deciding what you should focus on?

Start by determining the top risks for your organization but avoid being influenced by external hype and scare-stories.

For example, in the middle of flu season, it is likely that some people might suggest that an appropriate exercise would simulate a response to an increasing number of influenza cases among workers which escalates into a workforce shortage. I am reminded of the intense focus on pandemic planning during the mid-2000s when there was significant attention given to a strain of avian influenza which rarely is transmitted to humans becoming much more easily transmitted to people and setting off a pandemic; or, the H2N1 (Swine Flu) pandemic of 2009 which drove the World Health Organization to create a lot of anxiety when it raised its pandemic alert level for the first time to phase 5, meaning that a full pandemic was considered imminent. While both are still very much risks today, they became subject to high-levels of media attention but then quickly subsided when the media found something more interesting to follow.

Simple scenarios that have no direct correlation to the risks that concern management only serve to produce superficial exercises that do little to further the development of a business continuity plan and are likely to reduce the value of business continuity management in the organization.

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10 step disaster recovery planning testing plan

March 18th, 2015

10 step disaster recovery planning test plan

  1. Identify people who will participate in the test
  2. Identify the enterprise operations that will be teste
  3. Train people before the test
  4.  Establish test objectives
  5. Design the test
  6. Document the test plan
  7. Manage pretest administration
  8. Conduct the test
  9. Do a posttest review of successes and failure – implement changes
  10. Schedule the next test

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Top 10 Disaster Recovery Business Continuity Lists

February 2nd, 2015

Top 10 Disaster Recovery Business Continuity Lists

  1. Top 10 Disaster Recovery Best Practices  As requirements for avoiding downtime become increasingly stringent, administrators need tools and platforms that can help them plan, design, and implement disaster recovery strategies that...
  2. 10 Backup Best Practices supplementing a disaster recovery and business continuity solution with the cloud 10 Backup best practices –  supplementing a disaster recovery and business continuity back-up solution with the cloud Backup best practices are used by many CIOs...
  3. 10 Points of CIO focus in Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Planning Top 10 points of CIO focus in planning 10 points of CIO focus that need to be addressed in Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Planning...
  4. 10 Commandments of Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity  10 commandments of disaster recovery and business continuity planning As requirements for avoiding downtime become increasingly stringent, administrators need tools and platforms that can help...
  5. Top 10 Predictions for Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity  10 Disaster Recovery – Business Continuity Predictions for 2013 Disaster Recovery vs Business Resilience  – There will be a move from an academic discussion to practical...

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Disaster Recovery Risks Reduced

January 15th, 2015

Cloud DRP Security Disaster recovery risks have been reduced with the recent Adobe fix to nine vulnerabilities in Flash Player that allow attackers to record users’ keystrokes or take complete control of their computers.

The updates, Flash Player 16.0.0.257 for Windows and Mac and Flash Player 11.2.202.429 for Linux, address seven remote code execution vulnerabilities, an information disclosure flaw that can be exploited to capture keystrokes and a lower-risk file validation issue.

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Business Continuity Plans - Paper or Electronic?

November 27th, 2014

In advisory issued by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC) Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight it was recommended, among other things, that "firms should consider keeping their business continuity plans, contact lists and other necessary documents, procedures and manuals at the alternative site, ideally in paper form in the event that electronic files cannot be accessed."

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In response to the above, a survey asked the question:"How important are paper-based business continuity plans?

  • 55.6 percent of respondents believe that paper based business continuity plans are essential;
  • 24.8 percent say that they are quite important; and
  • 19.7 percent say that they are not important.

There was some variation of opinion depending on the size of the respondent’s organization. 57.3 percent of business continuity professionals in large organizations see paper-based BCPs as essential; this drops to 42.9 percent in medium-sized organizations and 50 percent in small organizations. However, 63.6 percent of those in micro organizations say that paper-based BCPs are essentia

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Many not prepared for disasters

November 8th, 2014

A survey of small and medium enterprises found that only 8 percent are prepared to recover from an unplanned IT outrage, while 23 percent of them report it would take more than a day to resume operations. 

In most organizations, Disaster Recovery Planning is the quintessential complex, unfamiliar task. Disasters happen so rarely that recovery operations are the opposite of routine. What's more, the myriad interconnected data, application and other resources that must be recovered after a disaster make recovery an exceptionally difficult and error-prone effort. Even if you have never built a Disaster Recovery plan before, you can achieve great results. Just follow the DR Template that Janco has created and you will have a functioning plan before you know it.

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Over 20% of all organizations faced a business disruption last year

October 2nd, 2014

Janco has found that over 20 percent of all enterprises faced a business disruption last year. While short outages are common, longer service disruptions, due to weather, human error or even squirrels, can be catastrophic, paralyzing business operations. Your organization can feel the consequences long after the connection has been repaired.

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