Prepare for a DRP Audit

Assess your current DRP maturity, identify required improvements, and complete an audit-ready DRP summary document.

Onsite Workshop

Ad hoc DRP audit preparation causes:

  • Inefficiency, confusion, and extra work as IT scrambles to assemble documentation, often duplicating effort.
  • Gaps in your audit preparation, decreasing the likelihood of passing the audit.
  • Inability to leverage audit insights or your audit preparation to actually improve your DR capabilities.

A formalized DRP audit preparation process results in:

  • A structured approach that minimizes the effort required to identify and meet audit requirements.
  • Increased likelihood of passing the audit by efficiently identifying current DR capabilities and providing well-organized DRP documentation.
  • Raising the profile of DR among senior management to get buy-in to improve DR capabilities.

Module 1: Determine if this Workshop is the Best Fit for Your Requirements (Pre-Workshop)

The Purpose

  • Evaluate your current DRP status and how Info-Tech can best help you close your DR gaps.
  • Understand your specific audit requirements.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Determine which Info-Tech DRP service offering best meets your needs.
  • Incorporate your audit requirements into the goals for this project.

Activities: Outputs:
1.1 Assess your current DRP maturity.
  • DRP Maturity Scorecard preliminary results
1.2 Determine the appropriateness of this workshop. If key elements such as a BIA and at least a high-level incident response plan are not in place, the Create a Right-Sized Disaster Recovery Plan GI or workshop is a better starting point.
1.3 Review your specific audit requirements.

Module 2: Determine DRP Maturity and Gaps

The Purpose

  • Determine your baseline DRP maturity.
  • Identify and prioritize DRP gaps.
  • Prioritize documentation deliverables for this workshop based on DRP gaps. 

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Objective analysis of your current DRP status.
  • Prioritized goals for this workshop. 

Activities: Outputs:
2.1 Re-assess DRP maturity with the workshop participants to gain a common understanding of current status and gaps.
  • DRP Maturity Scorecard updated results
2.2 Review and validate your DRP incident response plan (IRP) with a tabletop planning exercise.
2.3 Prioritize documentation deliverables to complete during this workshop.
  • DRP gaps identified and prioritized

Module 3: Finalize DR Procedures for Key Systems (Onsite - Day 2 and 3)

The Purpose

  • Assess your current DR IRP.
  • Determine and initiate documentation required for your DR procedures.
  • Define DR roles and responsibilities.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • High-level IRP reviewed, validated, and updated.
  • A structured approach to document DR procedures, roles, and responsibilities. 

Activities: Outputs:
3.1 Update the high-level IRP for key systems.
  • Updated DRP Incident Response Plan (IRP)
3.2 Create supporting documentation for key steps in the IRP.
  • DR procedures for key systems
3.3 Ensure roles and responsibilities for the steps in the IRP are defined.
  • Documented roles and responsibilities

Module 4: Create the DRP Summary Document (Onsite - Day 4)

The Purpose

  • Summarize DR capabilities and DRP status for the audit.
  • Determine remaining action items for the audit.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Audit-ready DRP summary document.
  • Prioritized list of tasks to complete for the audit.

Activities: Outputs:
4.1 Document your BIA results, including RTO/RPO tiers.
  • DRP summary document draft.
4.2 Create an audit-ready summary of your DR procedures and overall strategy.
4.3 Identify and prioritize remaining audit deliverables to complete through our Guided Implementation.
  • Prioritized list of remaining deliverables to prepare for the audit.

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