Disaster Recovery Plan Template

Business Continuity Planning

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

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Disaster Recovery Plan TemplateThis 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
  • 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
  • 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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This template is not for resale or re-distribution

 


Disaster Planning - Business Continuity News


IT Infrastructure Archieture

May 2nd, 2016

Business leaders now understand that digital is central to their business and success.  They are grasping that fact that their customers, products, and competitors are now fundamentally digital.   Their operations and insights are digital.   Digital business promises to usher in an unprecedented convergence of people, business, and things that disrupts existing business models.   While 74% of business executives say their company has a digital strategy, only 15% believe that their company has the skills and capabilities to execute on that strategy. A piecemeal strategy of bolting on digital channels or methods is no longer sufficient.

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Disaster recovery and business continuity infrastructures are lacking in many enterprises

March 25th, 2016

Disaster Recovery

Disaster recovery and business continuity infrastructures are just like an onion - layers that you peel and make you cry! That's the heritage of year and years of focusing on backup, often on the basis of knee-jerk reactions to data unavailability events, or disasters.

Never was disaster recovery and business continuity conceived as an integral part of core of businesses. Think about it - most organizations are not in the business of recoveing operations. Setting up disaster recovery and business continuity infrastructures with your organizations' core mission or business in mind is key.

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Pandemic planning pushed by the federal goverment

January 18th, 2016

Pandemic planning pushed by the federal goverment

Due to  prodding frome the federal government, state health departments nationwide are rushing to complete "Crisis Standards of Care" plans to guide medical professionals during catastrophes like pandemics and terror attacks, and to determine what should trigger the plans.

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In disaster planning when a pandemic occurs the data center exists but people often are in separate locations. The Disaster Planning and Business Continuity Planning processes need to make the user and business operating experience is as similar as possible so that the work environment is the same in the remote site (often home) as in the office.

Under the proposed approach, once a disaster is designated a crisis, care would shift from focusing on individual patients to sharing "limited resources" so that there are "best possible health outcomes for the population as a whole," as described by the Institute of Medicine, a national advisory body. That could mean people without acute conditions are denied hospital admission, scarce antiviral medicine is distributed more selectively, medical equipment is substituted with other devices, and people judged unlikely to survive don't get typical interventions.

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Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) is becoming a part of Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Plans

December 3rd, 2015

Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) is becoming a part of Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Plans

SIP Disaster Recovery PlanningSession Initiation Protocol (SIP) consolidates voice and data networks and  increases productivity by enabling sophisticated unified communications and collaboration applications and services.

Disaster recovery and business continuity now are cosnsidering SIP. There is little tolerance for downtime. The combination of today’s 24x7 business and
high user expectations is placing new demands on rapid restoration. Companies can no longer afford to ride out a disruption. In addition unprecedented flooding and wide-spread damage from major storms over the past few years has had a significant impact on businesses in the impacted regions. The increased number of severe events (be it firestorms, tornado outbreaks, hurricanes, or winter storms) has highlight the imporatance of rapid restoration.

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Disaster Recovery and cyber sercurity issues

November 9th, 2015

Disaster Recovery and cyber sercurity issues.

What is the role of the business continuity professional in a world where the teenage hacker, cyber criminal and cyber terrorist attacks are increasing?

Disaster Recovery Business Continuity

Cyber security threats are real, they are difficult to manage and require specialist knowledge to protect the business, monitor the threat and handle the incursion.

All the evidence points to a rapid growth in the sophistication of attacks and an increasing difficulty in countering the threat. Janco's Disaster Recovery Business Continuity template address these issues.

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Reviews of natural disaster perils that occurred worldwide

September 24th, 2015

The report reveals that late-season winter weather affected much of Europe throughout the month, bringing an extended period of heavy snowfall, sub-freezing temperatures, high winds, ice and flooding. Among the hardest-hit areas were France, Germany and Ukraine, where snow accumulations topped 50cm.

Weather Disasters
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Early total economic loss estimates stood at EUR1.4 billion (USD1.8 billion), including EUR706 million (USD914 million) for France alone. More than 100,000 insurance claims were filed in France, with auto claims surpassing EUR101 million (USD131 million).

Heavy snowfall also engulfed northern sections of Japan between the end of February and early March, with recorded snow depths up to 5.5m seen in Hokkaido and northern Honshu. This resulted in local governments spending more than JPY1.36 billion (USD14.2 million) in clean-up costs.

Multiple winter storms also affected central and eastern sections of the United States, as an early March weather system brought heavy snow and coastal flooding along the Eastern Seaboard. Another system at the end of the month brought nearly 50cm of snow from the Rockies to the East Coast. Total combined economic losses from both systems were cited as less than USD100 million.

A strong derecho event (defined as a long-lived, intense squall line) left widespread hail and wind damage throughout the US Southeast. Mississippi was amongst the hardest-hit states, where at least 18 counties sustained damage. The state insurance department estimated that as many as 50,000 claims would be filed. Total economic losses throughout the region exceeded USD250 million, while insurance losses reached approximately USD150 million.

Preliminary data from the US Storm Prediction Center indicate that only 17 tornadoes touched down during the month, representing the fewest number of March tornadoes in the US since 1978, when 17 tornado touchdowns were also recorded.

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Top 10 reasons business continuity professionals fail

September 5th, 2015

Top 10 reasons business continuity professionals fail

Why do Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity practitioners fail?

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  1. Do not put plan development in the terms of ROI
  2. Do not know how to properly communicate  with executives
  3. Do not take the time to learn how the business works
  4. Plans are re viewed as pure costs and Do not deliver value until the very end of a long life-cycle
  5. Do not have techniques or incentives to properly engage users of the process
  6. Continue to focus almost exclusively on worst case scenarios not what is likely to occur
  7. Spend the vast majority of their creative efforts meeting uniform regulatory and compliance requirements
  8. Set too many rigid rules and processes
  9. Think thier Focus should be on documentation versus ecoverability
  10. Metrics laking which would prove the effectiveness of formal continuity planning
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