News for Disaster Recovery Planning and Business Continuity Planning

DR/BC is a process that needs to be updated

The Disaster Recovery Planning News feed is an XML news feed that you can subscribe to and re-publish on your web site or blog. The only requirement that you need to meet is that the feed is included with no modifications and that the links within the feed are retained as is.

If you wish to subscribe to this news feed the option that you have is:

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Baseline for best practices defined for DR/BC

DRP Made Simple

Baseline for best practices defined in 2023 Edition of DR/BC Template

Preparation for Disaster Recovery / Business Continuity in light of compliance mandates is more complex. Two issues need to be addressed. 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 compliance audit, the auditors clearly see that the DRP exists and will appropriately protect the data.

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DRP BCP Best Practices

Proper DR BC planning is required for a successful recovery

DRP Best PracticesDisaster recovery and business continuity best practices

  1. Focus on operations
  2. Train everyone on how to execute the DRP and BCP
  3. Have a clear definition for declaring when a disaster or business interruption occurs that will set the DRP and BCP process into motion
  4. Integrate DRP and BCP with change management
  5. Focus on addressing issues BEFORE they impact the enterprise
  6. Validate that all technology is properly installed and configured right from the start.
  7. Monitor the processes and people to know what critical

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Top 5 Disaster Recovery Business Continuity News Sources

Top 5 Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity news sources

Disaster Recovery Business ContinuityThe top 5 news sources for disaster recovery and busniess continuity are available in XML format as RRS feeds.  The way they can be presented on a website can be seen by bollowing one of the five links below.

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How to Guide for Cloud and Processing and Outsourcing - DR/BC considerations

Cloud Processing changes the way disaster recovery is planned and executed

Cloud and Disaster PlanningIn the last several months there have been a rapid adoption of cloud security technologies.  There are many new mandates, shifts in how plan for and execute Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Plans, and new strategies which leverage cloud storage for more than just backups.

The How to Guide for Cloud and Processing and Outsourcing covers:

  • Cloud Outsourcing Policy Standard Policy that can be used to determine when outsourcing is an option
  • Cloud Outsourcing Approval Standard Process which can be used in approving an outsourcing agreement
  • Sample Service Level Agreement
  • Service Level Agreement Metrics Definition
  • Outline for Contract Negotiation 
  • Base Case Development Detail
  • Key Job Descriptions
  • BIA Questionnaire
  • ISO 27001 & 27002 Security Process Audit Checklist

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How to deal with increasing mobility

Mobility Infrastructure Polices key to implementation

Mobility ipolicy implementation

How to deal with increasing mobility are the nemesis of CIOs around the world. . .

Mobility is an expectation of both customers and enterprise workforce. Without implementing mobile capabilities, organizations are at a competitive disadvantage. Customers interface with front-line employees who represent your business, giving weight to mobile-enablement decisions. Providing greater access to information, enhancing communications and reducing costs can all increase the speed of doing business. What steps can move you along the mobility maturity curve? CIOs have the opportunity to enable new efficiencies and provide value for both internal and external customers.

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