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- Chief Information Officer
- Chief Compliance Officer
- Chief Digital Officer
- Chief Experience Officer
- Chief Mobility Officer
- Chief Security Officer
- VP Strategy and Architecture
- Digital Brand Manager
- Director Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity
- Director e-Commerce
- Director Media Communications
- Manager Database
- Manager Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity
- Manager Disaster Recovery
- Manager Media Library Support
- Manager Record Administration
- Manager Site Management
- Manager Social Networking
- Capacity Planning Supervisor
- Disaster Recovery Coordinator
- Disaster Recovery - Special Projects
- Pandemic Coordinator
- Do not know how to properly communicate with executives
- Do not take the time to learn how the business works
- Plans are re viewed as pure costs and Do not deliver value until the very end of a long life-cycle
- Do not have techniques or incentives to properly engage users of the process
- Continue to focus almost exclusively on worst case scenarios not what is likely to occur
- Spend the vast majority of their creative efforts meeting uniform regulatory and compliance requirements
- Set too many rigid rules and processes
- Think their Focus should be on documentation versus ecoverability
- Metrics laking which would prove the effectiveness of formal continuity planning
- Data Collection
- Data Inconsistency
- Have management communicate that disaster recovery is not as a tactical IT project but as a strategic IT asset.
- Create a disaster recovery and business continuity process that is integrated into the organization
- Allocate costs associated with the disaster recovery business continuity plan as part of the base overhead so that costs are distributed across the entire organization
- Treat disaster recovery and business continuity as "mission critical" for cost and staff allocations
- Establish metrics for the process and timing of recovery events
- Test the plans at least once every six months or whenever there is major enhancement to the enterprise's computing or operational infrastructure
- Monitor how other enterprises and your competitors are faring after and event occurs
- Quarterly review you media communication protocol for who says what when to whom when an event occurs
- Pool your assets and personnel to provide resilience capabilities for interconnected systems or collaborative technologies such as payments or check processing.
- Test the back-ups (at least quarterly) so that what is taken is what is needed for recovery and that it meets your recovery performance metrics.
- 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.
IT Governance Drives IT Salaries Higher
DRP Made Simple
IT governance's focus on data protection, privacy and information security have become a top priority for all organisations.
Organisations are taking stronger measures to protect the information they process, which has increased demand for cyber security professionals. And with an average salary of over $95.000 USD, it's an industry that's well worth starting a career in.
IT Median Salaries
Disaster Recovery Business Continuity Team Job Description Released
Disaster Recovery Business Continuity Team Defined
The one area that there is lacking is the definition of responsibilities. To that end, Janco has created a unique set of job descriptions that define specific roles and responsibilities for individuals within the enterprise.
Many companies lack a clear set of definition of roles and responsibilities in disaster and business continuity plans. To that end, Janco has created a unique set of job descriptions that define specific roles and responsibilities for individuals within the enterprise.
The DR/BC Job Description bundle contains 22 full job descriptions. Including: Chief Information Officer, Chief Compliance Officer, Chief Digital Officer, Chief Experience Officer, Chief Mobility Officer, Chief Security Officer, VP Strategy and Architecture, Digital Brand Manager, Director Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity, Director e-Commerce, Director Media Communications, Manager Database, Manager Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity, Manager Disaster Recovery, Manager Media Library Support, Manager Record Administration., Manager Site Management, Manager Social Networking, Capacity Planning Supervisor, Disaster Recovery Coordinator, Disaster Recovery - Special Project, and Pandemic Coordinator.
The 2023 Edition of the IT Job Descriptions contains those, as well as 300 other job descriptions.
The job description has all been reviewed in detail and validated for completeness ana accuracy. They do meet all of the mandated compliance requirements and utilize CSS style sheets so they can be customized with minimal effort.
Disaster and business interruptions expose data
Importance of Security is key to DR/BC planning - CSOs are paid on average $139K to $168K
When a disaster or business interruption occurs data is exposed and at risk.
IT Security Pros command some of the highest salaries - Security professionals have the role of ensuring the confidentiality of sensitive information processed by, stored in, and moved through information systems and applications belonging to the enterprise.
CSOs and other security professionals are the ones ensuring the integrity of the enterprise information such that decisions and actions taken based upon the data processed by, stored in, and moved through enterprise information systems can be made with the assurance that the information has not been manipulated, the information is not subject to repudiation, the source of the changes to information can be determined as best as possible. As well as ensuring the availability of the enterprise information systems and applications during routine operations and in crisis situations to support the Enterprise Mission.
Disaster Recovery Business Continuity Management
Disaster Recovery Business Continuity Team
Most organization have a DRP and/or BCP Plan in place. The one area that there is lacking is the definition of responsibilities. To that end, Janco has created a unique set of job descriptions that define specific roles and responsibilities for individuals within the enterprise.
The twenty-two (22) job descriptions realated to disaster recovery and business continuity planning are as follow:
These job descriptions can be ordered as a set or as part of the full IT Job Descriptions offering.
Top 10 reasons business continuity professionals fail
Top 10 reasons business continuity professionals fail
Do not put plan development in the terms of ROI
CTO Role in DR and BC Job Description
Job Description defines Chief Technology Officer role in Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity
Chief Technology Officers role is to align technology vision with business strategy by integrating company processes with the appropriate technologies including disaster recovery and business continuity.
Job Description defines the role the CTO plays in DP/BC with integration of data and information from the customer, through product and service design, through financial statement and management reporting.
DRP/BCP Updated - Address Supply Chain
The Standard for Disaster Planning and Continuity Planning - Just added WFH & Telecommuting Policy
Preparation for Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity in light of mandated requirements has two primary parts. The first is putting systems in place to completely protect all financial and other data required to meet the reporting regulations and to archive the data to meet future requests for clarification of those reports. The second is to clearly and expressly document all these procedures so that in the event of a SOX audit, the auditors clearly see that the Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Plan exists and appropriately protects the data and assets of the enterprise.
Over 33% of all Disaster Recover Business Continuity Plans are not current
Why is the Disaster Recovery Business Continuity Plan Out of Date?
There are plenty of partial, outdated, or ineffective disaster and business continuity plans out there - why is it so difficult to get it right?
Top 10 Best DR/BC best Practices
Most CIOs and management executives all say they have disaster recovery and business continuity under control
Janco has found that successful organization typically follow or have implemented these 10 best practices.
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:
Disaster Recovery Business Continuity