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

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Power checklist for Disaster Recovery

10 Point Checklist DR Power Requirements

10 point checklist DR power requirements in Janco’s Disaster Recovery Business Continuity template.  The checklist addresses the issues associated with power after an event disrupts availability. It is:

  • Electricity, water, broken wires do not mix. 
  • Understand the minimum power requirements to be operational.  
  • Have an adequate fuel supply to operate backup power sources.
  • Set reasonable response times for standby generator. 
  • Maintain your equipment and test it operations.
  • Understand your environment and geography. 
  • Set up generators in an “open environment”.
  • Quarterly review your load. 
  • Meet all mandated compliance requirements.
  • Optionally contract for a rental power source.  Consider a rental generator power for use in the event of an extended outage.
 
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CIO and CSO are overwhelmed

CIO and CSO are overwhelmed

DR BC vulnerabilitiesCIO and CSO are overwhelmed by the abundance of vulnerabilities that impact disaster recovery and business continuyity planning and continue to grow at a rapid pace every day. They struggle to identify the most critical threats they must address right away at any given point to protect their organizations from a compromise. Consequently, prioritizing vulnerability remediation has never been more paramount for organizations to prevent themselves from devastating cyber attacks and the risk of sustaining extensive damage to their operations, financial standing, brand image, corporate reputation and customer and partner relationships.

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Pandemic planning a must is today's environment

Pandemic planning a must is today's environment

Pandemic planning seems to be a low profile area at the moment but if you think your organization is safe from a pandemic, think again. Unlike a regionally defined epidemic, a pandemic is capable of spreading virtually anywhere on the planet. This means that a pandemic may not only impact your staff and operations, but could compromise businesses all along your supply chain, your customer base, remote plants and much more.

Pandemics have come and gone for centuries, with the modern world suffering three major influenza pandemics in the last century (1918, 1957 and 1968). The 1918 influenza pandemic lasted three years, killing more than 50 million people, making it one of the deadliest natural disasters in human history.

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Pandemic Reportcard

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IT Infrastructure Archieture

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.

Enterprise IT Infrastructure Architecture Framework

Infrastructure architecture

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

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Disaster recovery and business continuity infrastructures are lacking in many enterprises

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

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

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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