Disaster Recovery Planning DRP
No-one likes to think about the worst case scenario, but sometimes it's a must.
A disaster recovery plan (DRP) is a documented process or set of procedures to execute an organization's disaster recovery processes and recover and protect a business IT infrastructure in the event of a disaster. It is "a comprehensive statement of consistent actions to be taken before, during and after a disaster".
It's a really complex subject, but how your organisation would bounce back from a major disaster such as an office fire needs to be considered as it could affect more than just your physical site. If you lose access to all of your systems due to a major cyber attack, how will you regain control? No matter whether the disaster is man-made or natural, you need to be prepared and ready to initiate a plan to recover.
What happens to your stored data?
Where will people work from?
There are three elements to a DRP, though there is no "one size fits all" solution.
Proper, robust backups
Surge protectors and generators
Backup internet lines
Discovery of new threats
Learn and Evolve
Adapt with Detection findings