Continuity Plan Testing and Maintenance

The purpose of this section is to assist you in the care and feeding of the DRP after its creation and communication to the rest of the company.

There is a series of tasks that must be completed in order to keep the DRP current and actively maintained. Use three distinct steps:

  1. Coordinate DRP testing.
  2. Test restorability.
  3. Update and maintain the DRP.

The DRP should be a living document that is updated as the company’s risk profile changes and as new threats emerge. After the plan has been created, it is very important to test, revisit, and revise your DRP at least annually.

IT Continuity Planning

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FastTrack Activity
Word Document Continuity Plan Testing and Maintenance FastTrack
 
Develop Test Plans
Word Document DRP Test Plan Definitions
  1. Scenario Testing Your DRP
  2. Prove the Enterprise's DRP Really Works
  3. Include Remote Connectivity in Business Continuity Planning
  4. Highlight Perimeter Security Weakness with Vulnerability Assessment
  5. Disaster Recovery on a Budget
Test Backups for RTO and RPO Goals
Word Document DRP Test Documentation Sheet
 
Maintain DRP Based On In-House Test Results for Maximum Effectiveness
Word Document DRP Maintenance Checklist
 
Update DRP Based on Third Party Vulnerability Assessments
Excel Document Penetration Testing Audit Tool
Word Document Vulnerability Assessment Policy
 
Maintain DRP Based On In-House Test Results for Maximum Effectiveness
Word Document DRP Maintenance Checklist
 
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