The Safest Way To Insure Against Disaster Is To Plan For It
It is understood among established IT professionals that having a disaster recovery plan in place prior to failure is a critical part of your network deployment. It is also crucial to test and update your plan from time to time.
First you must consider the what-ifs. Disasters can range from natural to technical to human threats. Some of these threats may include:
- Major power outages
- Electrical Surge
- Major Hardware Failure
- Loss of Facilities
- Disgruntled Employee
- Virus Outbreak
Consider costs associated with the outage, the disaster recovery and the preparedness plan, and weigh the odds as they suit your situation best.
Simply the act of planning alone can provide a huge benefit as many scenarios can be avoided at little to no cost by making minor adjustments in hardware, configuration and processes.
Terms you may hear:
- BCP (Business Continuity Planning) / BCM (Management)
- Disaster Recovery
- ISO 27000
- PCI DSS
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