Potential Security Breach Impacts Business Continuity Plan
The processes driving comprehensive disaster recovery planning and security protection are both offensive and defensive. Initially, protections are seen as exclusively defensive - protect what you have rather than help drive business into the enterprise. In reality effective security is an enabler, much like the Internet and network capability, that facilitates a company's move to the better resource deployment and improved operational performance. As firms add the latest advanced mobile communications and computing technology, and expand on-line resources for both on-premises and remote workers, complete security is essential.
Regulations like Sarbanes-Oxley and ISO might seem to influence the actions of only public companies, but even private mid-size firms are well advised to establish and maintain compliance. After all, a firm may go public one day or, of more immediate concern, be an acquisition target.
Compliance with government reporting guidelines can also be a prerequisite for landing government contracts. In essence, the sooner a firm moves toward regulatory compliance, even if it is not an immediate necessity, the easier that transition will be compared to the future, when a company may be larger and more complex.
Protecting vital business data is a necessity. This is where investment in disaster recovery is critical and where different on-premises and off-premises solutions can be applied. Many firms do not always back up to remote locations. In fact, 45% indicate that while they do back up regularly, they still keep their data on-site rather than at a separate secure location.
There are three fundamental stakeholders in any comprehensive approach to IT infrastructure protection:
- Your own company that's being protected from potential internal and external threats
- Customers and partners who might suffer harm if their information falls into the wrong hands
- The government which establishes legal compliance requirements and other obligations that will guide the activities of you and all your competitors. The changing regulatory environment makes comprehensive data protection and disaster recovery essential. In some industries like financial services and health care, there are strict rules regarding how records are handled. Issues like legal discovery are also influencing data storage and retrieval practices
Disaster Recovery - Business Continuity - Security Template Bundle
We have just the download you need to create a world class plan and assure you leave no stone unturned. With these templates we walk you through the entire process, providing all the tools you need along the way. As an added benefit you can purchase an update service which keeps these templates abreast of the latest legislated and mandated requirements. All of our documents have been updated to comply with PCI-DSS, Sarbanes-Oxley, HIPAA, the ISO 27000 (formerly ISO 17799) series - 27001 & 27002, and PCI-DSS.
The Disaster Recovery / Business Continuity and Security Manual Template bundle comes in three versions - Standard, Premium, and Gold.
IT Infrastructure Policy Bundle
Documenting a clear set of IT policies is a resource-intensive process for IT managers due to the research and writing time involved. And once policies are created, the next step is to communicate and gain acceptance for those policies throughout the organization. Wouldn't it be nice to start with boiler plate templates that require only minor customization?
Everything You Need to Make Your Job Easier
The moment you download this product, you will receive eleven detailed policy templates in Microsoft Word format. Each can be quickly modified to align with your company's specific needs. Full instructions, along with quick tips and examples within each template, will make the process clear and easy to follow.
You can order each policy individually or are part of the CIO IT Infrastructure Policy Bundle. The Policies that are included are:
- Backup and Backup Retention Policy
- Blog and Personal Web Site Policy
- Incident Communication Plan Policy
- Internet, e-Mail, Social Networking, Mobile Device, Electronic Communications, and Record Retention Policy
- Outsourcing Policy
- Record Classification, Management, Retention, and Destruction policy
- Sensitive Information Policy (HIPAA Compliant)
- Service Level Agreement (SLA) Policy Template with Metrics
- Social Networking Policy
- Telecommuting Policy
- Travel and Off-Site Meeting Policy