Disaster recovery is a set of policies and procedures which focus on protecting an organization from any significant effects in case of a negative event, which may include cyber attacks, natural disasters or building or device failures.
7 things your IT disaster recovery plan should cover
1. An analysis of all potential threats and possible reactions to them
2. A business impact analysis (BIA)
A common mistake many organizations make in their DR plans is “too much focus on technology and not enough on people and process,” Goodwin says. “IT is an enabler. Never forget you’re not just recovering data and servers.” He recommends thinking about how to build a DR plan in the context of your entire organization.
Another big mistake organizations make is not updating their disaster recovery plans after changes are made to their internal systems, such as major software updates.Your plan isn’t complete unless it takes into account all the technologies, systems and applications currently in use.
Identify what’s most important. Not everything in your business is worth saving or needs to be protected
6. Regular practice drills
The plan needs to be regularly tested, and people need to practice procedures.
7. A consideration of DRaaS
The growing practice of moving data operations into the cloud has helped give rise to disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS)
The biggest mistake most companies make is waiting until after a cyberattack or disaster to figure out what to do next