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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This template is not for resale or re-distribution

 


Disaster Planning - Business Continuity News


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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Disaster recovery and business continuity infrastructures are lacking in many enterprises

August 22nd, 2014

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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IT Infrastructure Archieture

May 27th, 2014

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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Infrastructure architecture

The foundation of Janco framework is its IT Infrastructure, Strategy, and Charter which provides the overall structure

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RTO and SRO defined

March 24th, 2014

 RTO is the maximum length of time a process can go without being performed before there are unacceptable operational, financial, or regulatory impacts (et al). A service recovery objective is how soon the business continuity or disaster recovery plan must be implemented in order to fulfill the RTO (management defined recovery objectives). For example, if a call center has a 96 hour RTO, but it will take at least 24 hours to implement the recovery plan, then the SRO is 72 hours. Other organizations may have a different perspective on the term. I'm guessing you can frame the relationship between an RTO and SRO mathematically as X+SRO=RTO where "X" indicates the zero (origin) point of the disruption to operations, SRO indicates the time needed to implement the recovery procedures, and RTO indicates the management defined recovery objective.

Disaster Types

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Recent DR study raises a number of concerns

February 17th, 2014

The results of a recent study indicate an urgent need for organizations to make significant improvements to their backup strategies with one in five organizations experiencing back-up failures at least monthly and one in 10 weekly. As a result, 53 percent of organizations plan to make changes to their backup strategy this year. Incorporating cloud storage was the remedy most often cited by these respondents.

Exposure Types

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Disaster recovery was the area where backup strategies were most under stress:

  • 12 percent of respondents predict that they can recover from a site disaster within a couple hours. Cloud storage users were twice as likely to recover in that timeframe (20 percent) as non-cloud storage users (9 percent).
  • 63 percent of organizations measure site recovery time in days, with 29 percent requiring four days or more.
  • More than half of organizations experience backup failure multiple times a year due to a host of issues from connectivity failure (25 percent), equipment failure (21 percent) or file corruption (18 percent).

As organizations try to minimize the resource commitment required by their backup strategies, the survey found the results on management and maintenance standards alarming. Specifically the report found:

  • 75 percent of respondents are backing up more data than they did last year, and 21 percent are backing up at least twice the data as last year. Only three percent report backing up less data.
  • 59 percent of organizations keep backups in only one location, typically a single, physical site.
  • Individual applications were at greatest risk, with nearly a quarter of organizations backing up applications less often than monthly and, in some cases never.
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Top 10 Best Practices for Omni Commerce and ERP

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