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Disaster Recovery

Type: general threat recovery security

A disaster recovery plan is a document designed to assist and improve a company’s ability to recover from a security incident. Not only should a document be planned and researched, but a disaster recovery document should be kept up to date and maintained. A disaster recovery document is unique to each individual company and therefore each company needs to create there own document.

In order to produce an effective disaster recovery document planning and research must be done. Areas of analysis should include power supply, hardware, software, network, staff training and any other area that could be involved in an emergency situation. The disaster recovery plan should prioritise based on area dependency and impact of emergencies in different areas of the company, for example if the company is heavily dependant on their data then priority to data protection and strong backup procedures should be given. The following are the main procedures of a disaster recovery plan:

Disaster recovery plans should be considered critically important to a company, time and thought must be given to the creation of a disaster recovery plan. There are also disaster recovery toolkits and companies that assist in the creation and maintenance of a disaster recovery plan. The aim of a disaster recovery plan is to provide an efficient and controlled response to a worst case scenario, disaster recovery plans are designed to save a company from critical damage in the event of a security or emergency incident.