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    Disaster Happen - Are You Prepared

    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:

    • 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

    These job descriptions can be ordered as a set or as part of the full IT Job Descriptions offering.

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    Top 10 reasons business continuity professionals fail

    Top 10 reasons business continuity professionals fail

    Electronically Delivered DR/BC PlanWhy do Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity practitioners fail? 

    Do not put plan development in the terms of ROI

    1. Do not know how to properly communicate  with executives
    2. Do not take the time to learn how the business works
    3. Plans are re viewed as pure costs and Do not deliver value until the very end of a long life-cycle
    4. Do not have techniques or incentives to properly engage users of the process
    5. Continue to focus almost exclusively on worst case scenarios not what is likely to occur
    6. Spend the vast majority of their creative efforts meeting uniform regulatory and compliance requirements
    7. Set too many rigid rules and processes
    8. Think their Focus should be on documentation versus ecoverability
    9. Metrics laking which would prove the effectiveness of formal continuity planning

    CTO Role in DR and BC Job Description

    Job Description defines Chief Technology Officer role in Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity

    Chief Technology OfficerÂ’s role is to align technology vision with business strategy by integrating company processes with the appropriate technologies including disaster recovery and business continuity.

    CTO Job Description

    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.

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    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.

    Supply Chain MTPOD

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    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?

    • Data Collection
    • Data Inconsistency
    • Catorization
    • Manageability
    • Maintenance

    Disaster Recovery Plan is out of date

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    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.

    1. Have management communicate that disaster recovery is not as a tactical IT project but as a strategic IT asset.
    2. Create a disaster recovery and business continuity process that is integrated into the organization
    3. 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
    4. Treat disaster recovery and business continuity as "mission critical" for cost and staff allocations
    5. Establish metrics for the process and timing of recovery events
    6. Test the plans at least once every six months or whenever there is major enhancement to the enterprise's computing or operational infrastructure
    7. Monitor how other enterprises and your competitors are faring after and event occurs
    8. Quarterly review you media communication protocol for who says what when to whom when an event occurs
    9. Pool your assets and personnel to provide resilience capabilities for interconnected systems or collaborative technologies such as payments or check processing.
    10. 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.

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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.

    Disaster Recovery Business Continuity

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    Government Auditor finds Disaster Recovery Plans fall short

    Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity Audit Recommendations

    Goverment Auditior finds Disaster Recovery Plans fall shorA government auditor has provided recommendations to government agencies after concluding that their disaster recovery processes are not sufficient to recover and restore critical IT systems following disruptions.

    The top five recommendations were:

    1. Create a "collaborative disaster recovery working group" to provide advice and technical support; share learnings from the disaster recovery tests and exercises undertaken; coordinate disaster recovery requirements for resources shared between agencies; identify, develop, implement, and manage initiatives impacting multiple agencies; and coordinate funding requests to ensure certain investments and requirements are prioritised.
    2. Perform a gap analysis on their disaster recovery requirements and resource capabilities in order to determine the amount of investment that will be required
    3. Develop and test disaster recovery plans for the IT systems that support critical business functions.
    4. Provide advice and training to staff on specific disaster recovery systems, as well as newly developed frameworks, policies, standards, and procedures to increase awareness and adoption of those systems.
    5. Establish "system obsolescence management processes" in order to identify and manage systems at risk of becoming obsolete; enable strategic planning, lifecycle optimisation, and the development of long-term business cases for system lifecycle support; and provide agency executives with information that will allow them to make risk-based investment decisions.

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    2022 Edition of DRP/BCP Template Released

    DRP BCP Template 2022 Edition fully integrated with Janco's IT Infrastructure Policies - Cloud DR/BC supported

    DRP/BCP Template 2022 EditionThe Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP) Template can be used for any size of enterprise. The Disaster Planning Template and supporting material have been updated to be GDPR,CCPA, Sarbanes-Oxley and HIPAA compliant. The template comes as both a Word document, a static fully indexed PDF document, and as an electronic book in .epub format. The Disaster Planning and Business Continuity Planning Template include:

    • Disaster Recovery Plan and Business Continuity Template
    • Ransomware guidelines that meet all mandated compliance requirements
    • Business and IT Impact Analysis Questionnaire
    • Work Plan
    • Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Audit Program
    • Pandemic Planning Checklist
    • Vendor Partner DR/BC Questionnaire
    • Full integrated IT Infrastructure Policies
      - Backup and Backup Retention Policy
      - Incident Communication Plan Policy
      - Physical and Virtual (Cloud) Scrutiny Policy
      - Social Networking Policy
      - WFH & Telecommuting Policy
    • Electronic forms

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    IT Governance Drives IT Salaries Higher

    IT Governance salariesIT Governance drives IT Salaries Higher According to Survey

    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

    Mean IT salaries

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