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  • Business Continuity of Colonial Pipeline was not well planned for

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    Ransomware Hits Home with Colonial Pipeline cyberattack - Business Continuity Plan was lacking

    Business Continuity PlanningData breaches and security incidents taking place at enterprise organizations are commonplace. Hardly a week goes by when we don't hear of yet another cyberattack on a well-known company -- but when core, critical utilities and country infrastructure is involved, things take an even more serious turn.

    Gas prices across the conuntry rose to over $3 a gallon.  Colonial Pipeline says the recovery will take some time as a system restart plan is being "developed". Some small lateral lines are back in service. However, it may be days before full functions are restored, and in the meantime, gasoline futures are rising and there is concern that some parts of the US may experience fuel shortages.

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    - Business Continuity of Colonial Pipeline was not well planned for


    Disaster Recovery Common Mistakes

    Disaster Recovery Business Contuintiy Common Mistakes

    Disaster Recovery Business Continuity Common Mistakes

    Most common mistakes made in Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Planning are eliminated by implementing the Janco Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Template. Problems that are avoided are:

    1. Failure to identify every potential event that can jeopardize the infrastructure and data that your enterprise depends
    2. Failure to cross-train personnel in disaster recovery and business continuity
    3. Failure to create a communication processes which will work when your communication infrastructure is lost
    4. Failure to have adequate backup power
    5. Failure to know which resources need to be restored first
    6. Failure to have  adequate physical documentation of your Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity plan  
    7. Failure to validate the adequacy of your back ups
    8. Failure  to test your Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity plan
    9. Failure to have passwords available to the Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity team - Though password protection is a key goal for data security, you need to store
    10. Failure to keep your Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity plan up to date

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    - Disaster Recovery Common Mistakes


    Failure to meet compliance madates costly

    Disaster Recovery Plan meets all compliance requirements

    Disater Recovery compliance requiremtnsToday's business environment is characterized by mounting pressure to comply with a growing variety of laws and regulations concerning IT standards and controls. To create a pathway to compliance for an enterprise requires having a clear understanding of the current control environment and a solid plan for creating policies that promote compliance.

    Businesses may incur financial or legal penalties for failing to comply with these data or business availability requirements.

    • HIPAA - Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
    • SOX - Sarbanes-Oxley Act
    • BASEL II - New Basel Capital Accord
    • Gramm-Leach-Bliley Financial Services Modernization Act
    • Patriot Act - Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act

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    - Failure to meet compliance madates costly


    Defining Maximum Tolerable Period of Disruption (MTPOD)

    Disaster Recovery Business Contuintiy RTO and MTPOD

    Maximum Tolerable Period of Disruption (MTPOD) became an issue with the introduction of British Standard 25999-2. When applied correctly, MTPOD improves management's understanding of the disaster recovery business continuity program and clarifies the enterprise's recovery priorities.

    Maximum Tolerable Period of Disruption (MTPOD)

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    - Defining Maximum Tolerable Period of Disruption (MTPOD)


    2021 Version of the DR/BC Audit Program Released

    2021 Version of the DR/BC Audit Program Released by Janco

    The latest version of Janco's Audit program for Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity has just been released.  Included considerations for Cloud Based DR/BC as well as the impact of Work from Home.

    71% of all DR/BC plans have no major defects

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    - 2021 Version of the DR/BC Audit Program Released