Does your Business have a Disaster Recovery Plan?
When businesses are asked if they have a disaster recovery plan, it is not uncommon for most to name the disaster recovery product they use. Disaster recovery products provide the technology necessary to recover backups. However, a disaster recovery plan focuses on restoring business operations to a normal state.
A disaster recovery plan, not to be confused with a business continuity plan, is an all-encompassing plan that outlines instructions and procedure for full data and IT Infrastructure recovery, including complete restoration of all operations to the state they were prior to a disaster occurring.
Components of a disaster recovery plan include:
- Assessing the damage and determining whether tools need to be stopped
- Incident tracking. The more details you can capture, the easier time you will be when you must make a case for your Insurance Provider or in your post-incident review.
- Contacting your Cybersecurity Insurance Provider and/or lawyer. Having their contact information listed on the plan can save you time you might not have later.
- Outreach to affected customers or partners
- Compliance with breach notification regulations (HIPAA, GDPR, etc.)
DR planning requires more than just documenting the steps necessary for a full recovery. Time and effort need to go into the plan to test and assess the plan at every step. It also needs to constantly evolve as internal changes and external threats also evolve.
A disaster recovery plan defines your recovery time objection (RTO), recovery point objective (RPO), and the criticality of your resources.
2W Tech takes our own disaster recovery planning very seriously and would be happy to discuss our solution with any client/potential client. In addition to having both a disaster recovery plan and a business continuity plan, we have Axcient security solutions deployed in our organization.
If you are interested in learning more about your own disaster recovery plan, let 2W Tech help. We would be happy to set up a call to understand your needs, use cases, and goals, and help you build out the best disaster recovery plan for your business.