IT Continuity Plan Creation

The purpose of this section is to assist you in creating the basis of the actual DRP document itself.

Armed with the results of your business impact analysis and risk assessments, you are now ready for IT Continuity Plan Creation, which is comprised of four distinct steps:

  1. Set project scope.
  2. Create recovery objectives.
  3. Document the DRP.
  4. Communicate the plan.

Once complete, the plan should include all appropriate actions that must be taken if the DRP is ever invoked. After the plan has been created, it is very important to revisit and revise it at least annually.

IT Continuity Planning

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Steps Tools Related Research
FastTrack Activity
Word Document IT Continuity Plan Creation FastTrack
 
Assemble the DRP Team
Word Document DRP Team Build Sheet
  1. Building a DRP Team: The Main Event
Conduct a Scope Set Meeting with DRP Team
Excel Document Disaster Recovery Planning Workbook
  1. Building a DRP Team: The Main Event
Build Recovery Time Objectives (RTO) and Recovery Point Objectives (RPO)
Word Document Recovery Objectives Worksheet
  1. Three Key Decisions Guide Small Enterprise Backup Strategy
  2. Achieving High Availability in the Data Center
  3. Mobile Data Centers: Disaster Recovery in a Double-Wide?
  4. Save Costs with a DRP Outsourcer
Implement a Hot Site or Cold Site
Word Document Hot Site/Cold Site Selection
  1. Hot Site? Cold Site? Explore Your DRP Options
Establish Recovery Objectives to the Team
Word Document Recovery Control Meeting
 
Create a Formal DRP Document
Word Document DRP Template
 
Ensure Third-Party Testing for Vulnerabilities
Word Document Penetration Testing Checklist and Agreement
  1. Highlight Perimeter Security Weakness with Vulnerability Assessment
Obtain Sign-Off for the DRP
Word Document DRP Publication Sign-Off
  1. When Calamity Strikes, Get the Word Out with Message Maps
Distribute the DRP
Word Document DRP Communications Plan
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