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- 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.
- 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.
- Perform a gap analysis on their disaster recovery requirements and resource capabilities in order to determine the amount of investment that will be required
- Develop and test disaster recovery plans for the IT systems that support critical business functions.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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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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.
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Top 10 reasons business continuity professionals fail
Top 10 reasons business continuity professionals fail
Why do Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity practitioners fail?
Do not put plan development in the terms of ROI
- Top 10 reasons business continuity professionals fail
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?
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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.
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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:
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Government Auditor finds Disaster Recovery Plans fall short
Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity Audit Recommendations
A 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:
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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
The 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:
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IT Governance Drives IT Salaries Higher
IT 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.
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Data has many homes - backup critical
CIOs and IT Managers need to consider mandated backup compliance requirements
Data now lives in more places than ever before and is constantly at risk from not just cybercriminals but clumsy employees too.
Simply backing up your data is no longer enough to meet todays complex data protection requirements.
IT pros need a multipronged approach - a unified business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) solution that can protect all workloads and add immutability safeguards against cybercrimes and human errors.
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