With the ever-increasing threat of ransomware and other forms of cybercrime, it’s becoming apparent that a disaster recovery plan is no longer an option – it’s a necessity. Many businesses have put DR on their to-do list for 2018, but are unsure of where to start. If you’re in that situation, give Vaultas a call – we can help you along every step of the disaster recovery planning process.
No matter your industry or business size, the experts at Mission Critical agree that there are five essential elements that should be included in your company’s disaster recovery plan. We’ll summarize them below.
Define Trigger Points
What is the point at which the company will put its disaster recovery plan into action? To determine this, it’s important to perform a business impact analysis and create a risk profile.
Determine Authority and Documentation Management
If an outage occurs, who is in charge of guiding the company through the DR plan? This should be more than one person – ideally, all members of the IT team should be able to follow the procedures laid out in the plan, and document the steps taken.
Determine which services take priority, based on which have the greatest impact – financial, reputational or otherwise – on the business, and order them accordingly.
Set a Testing Schedule
A good disaster recovery plan will include a schedule for review and testing of that plan. It’s important that the plan stays current, and that the team knows how to execute it seamlessly.
Along those lines, remember that a disaster recovery plan should be a dynamic and evolving strategy. Companies should continually work to evaluate and improve DR plans, especially following an outage.
Have questions or need help creating and implementing a disaster recovery plan for your business? Vaultas can help! We’ll create a personalized solution for your company’s specific DR needs, and ensure that you have the tools to implement it. Get in touch today to get started!