Contingency Planning And Disaster Recovery Planning

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Contingency Planning And Disaster Recovery Planning

  1. 1. Contingency Planning and Disaster Recovery Planning
  2. 2. What is Contingency Planning? Contingency planning: The goal of a contingency plan are to establish a communication system, create recovery/response thresholds, and define the roles and responsibilities of key employees.
  3. 3. Disaster Classification Natural disasters-These disasters include flood, fire, earthquake, hurricane, smog, etc Man made disasters- Human error and intervention may be intentional or unintentional which can cause massive failures such as loss of communication and utility. These disasters include walkout, sabotage, burglary, virus, intrusion.
  4. 4. Some common threats include the following Disease Earthquake Fire Flood Cyber attack Hurricane Utility outage Terrorism
  5. 5. What is Disaster Recovery Plan? Disaster recovery plan: Provides detailed step-by-step procedures for the recovery and operation of mission critical systems. Also includes detailed procedures for responding to emergencies and performing post-disaster recovery efforts.
  6. 6. What is in Contingency Planning Your plans also must identify key individuals responsible for implementing recovery actions specify actions and sequences required to allow essential functions to continue; and identify procedures for restoring services to the original processing sites.
  7. 7. What is in Contingency Planning Scenario format, to be followed when implementing backup and recovery actions. Contingency plan is that of an in-depth procedures manual for recovery team members to make decisions regardless of the disaster situation.
  8. 8. The Crisis management plan should include A database with the names, phone/page/fax/cellular numbers, e-mail and postal addresses of everyone on the team Assigned roles and procedures for everyone on the crisis team A multimedia database with critical information on the organization's plants, offices, personnel, products and services that can be quickly accessed and analyzed Commercial databases that complement proprietary databases A means for everyone on the team to access the databases and collaborate from remote locations globally
  9. 9. The crisis management plan should facilitate rapid responses for Determining the crisis' origin and scope Monitoring the crisis Acknowledging the organization's responsibilities Taking prudent action to end the crisis Informing all those affected about how to protect themselves Updating those affected continuously via interactive communications and the media
  10. 10. Pre-Preparedness Plan A pre-preparedness plan should include pre-disaster actions to protect people, business property - including data - and facilities; a pre-defined emergency shutdown and evacuation procedure; and off-site storage of backed up information. - Analyze your risk - Create a disaster recovery plan - Provide your staff with disaster recovery training - Regularly audit your disaster recovery systems and procedures
  11. 11. Possible Incidents This list should include all possible incidents no matter how remote the likelihood of their occurrence. Against each item listed the project team or manager should note a probability rating. Each incident should also be rated for potential impact severity level. From this information, it will become much easier to frame the plan in the context of the real needs of the organization.
  12. 12. Protection Local mirrors of systems and/or data and use of disk protection technology such as RAID Surge protectors — to minimize the effect of power surges on delicate electronic equipment Fire preventions — alarms, fire extinguishers
  13. 13. Disaster Response Required responses to a disaster Determine a disaster condition Notify persons responsible for recovery Initiate the Institute's Business Continuity Plan Provide support services to aid recovery
  14. 14. Recovery Phase Critical Functions Essential Functions Necessary Functions Desirable Functions
  15. 15. Communication Provide critical voice and data communications services in the event that normal telecommunications lines and equipment are disrupted or relocation of personnel is necessary. Consult with outside contractors and service providers to ensure that replacement equipment and materials are available for timely delivery and installation. Utilize available resources, such as the MIT Cable Television network and voice mail system, to broadcast information relevant to the disaster
  16. 16. Identify the potential risks Estimate the effects of a disaster on the organization Estimate monies to go back into recovery strategy.
  17. 17. Impact Analysis The impact analysis should quantify the effects of a disaster as much as possible. Hard dollar figures
  18. 18. Recovery Kit The numbers and types of desks, required outside of the primary business location in the secondary location The individuals involved in the recovery effort along with their contact and technical details Data required from the secondary location desks for critical business functions The manual workaround solutions The peripheral requirements like printers, copier, fax machine, calculators, paper, pens etc.
  19. 19. Recovery Kit The crisis management command structure The location of a secondary work site (where necessary) Telecommunication architecture between primary and secondary work sites Data replication methodology between primary and secondary work sites The application and software required at the secondary work site. The type of physical data requirements at the secondary work site.
  20. 20. Recovery Kit Important clients and their contact details Important vendors/suppliers and their contact details Changes in upstream/downstream supplier routes Keep business cards and brochures
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