An Introduction to Disaster Recovery Planning

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An Introduction to Disaster Recovery Planning

  1. 1. An Introduction toDisaster Recovery Planning South Central Economic Development District PO Box 79│Holdrege, NE 68949│308.995.3190
  2. 2. Overview1. What is disaster recovery planning?2. Our primary objective3. Why do you need to plan?
  3. 3. What is disaster recovery planning?Disaster recoveryplanning helps Business Continuitybusinesses to Emergency Response Businessanticipate, address as Usualand mitigate theeffects of a business Business Disruption ordisruption and Business Disasterhopefully return to as Usuala state of “businessas usual.”
  4. 4. What is a disaster recovery plan?A users’ guide and documentationfor how to protect and preserve anorganization during and after adisaster or emergency.Two main components:1. Emergency Response Plan2. Business Continuity Plan
  5. 5. 1. Emergency response planCan include but not limited to: • Emergency procedures for evacuation and shelter-in-place • Internal warning system • Contact information for employees • First aid kit and emergency supplies • Individual preparedness
  6. 6. Example:
  7. 7. 2. Business continuity planCan include but not limited to: • Essential functions • Hazard and vulnerability assessment • Delegation of authority • Communication plan • Facilities and equipment • Vital records and data • Essential personnel • Insurance
  8. 8. Example:
  9. 9. The differenceAn emergency response planusually addresses only the immediateresponse to an incident.A business continuity planaddresses the immediate responseand also short-term & long-termcontinued performance of essentialbusiness functions.
  10. 10. Emergency management cycle Prevention/ Planning/ Mitigation Preparedness Recovery Response
  11. 11. Prevention & PreparednessPreventionmeasures help us avoidhazards and lessen theimpact of events.Ex. Smoke detectors, safety procedures, insurancePreparednessmeasures help usanticipate the responseneeds of an event.Ex. Communication plan, training and drills, emergency kits
  12. 12. Response & RecoveryResponse procedureshelp us identify theimmediate steps torespond to an event.Ex. Procedures to save lives and propertyRecovery procedureshelp us restart businessprocesses in the shortand long-term.Ex. Damage assessment, operate critical business functions
  13. 13. Business continuity plan Prevention/ Planning/ Mitigation Preparedness Recovery Response
  14. 14. Our primary objective Provide resources and tools on the components of a business continuity plan
  15. 15. Why do you need to plan? According to some estimates, up to 40% of small businesses, which experience a disaster, never reopen their doors.
  16. 16. Why do you need to plan?
  17. 17. Why do you need to plan? If the unexpected does happen, your business continuity plan may be the difference between your business recovering or failing from the event.
  18. 18. Why do you need to plan?In addition to: • Reducing the disruption of business operations • Minimizing the chaos of an event • Protecting facilities, equipment, assets Small businesses play a key role in the Nebraska economy and in local communities!
  19. 19. Is this you?
  20. 20. Then take the next step….The most difficult part is getting started!

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