Q&A – Business Continuity
What is an IT disaster recovery plan?
A disaster recovery (DR) plan is a formal document created by an organization that contains detailed instructions on how to respond to unplanned incidents such as natural disasters, power outages, cyber-attacks, and any other disruptive events. The plan contains strategies for minimizing the effects of a disaster, so an organization will continue to operate – or quickly resume key operations.
How do you write a disaster recovery plan?
Consider the risks, evaluate the likelihood, impact, extent, time, and cost to resolve; consider mitigation by existing control mechanisms; compare to the ability of the business to withstand the event; decide on a course of action; implement
What is the goal of a business continuity plan?
The main goals of a business continuity plan are to maintain continuous business operations during disasters, emergencies, and other business disruptions, improve responsiveness by the employees in different situations, ease confusion by providing written procedures and participation in drills and help ensure that logical decisions are made during a crisis.