Do you have a disaster recovery plan in place? If you don’t then you are taking an unacceptable risk with client data and the reputation of your business. The following steps will help you organize your thoughts, ask the right questions, and develop the right strategy to build a DR plan that is closely aligned with your business.

  • Conduct an asset inventory: In today’s age, every company should take an inventory of its IT assets. As part of your disaster recovery plan, list all the assets under IT management, storage devices, access points, etc. This will help you better understand the complexities of your system and what steps will be needed to return to normal in the event of an emergency such as a data loss or breach.
  • Perform a risk assessment: Next, imagine various scenarios that could threaten your company’s data and hardware devices such as natural disasters, IT failures, data breaches, etc. Once you have done this, talk to your co-workers and employees about what steps might be taken to better improve security and lessen the damage that an emergency may cause. As part of this you should take some time to assess your current data recovery strategy.
  • Identify and formulate recovery strategies: If your current data recovery strategy does not meet the needs of your company, it will then be time to develop a new plan. To do this you will need to go over the information gathered in the above two steps.
  • Test your disaster recovery plan: It will not do to find out how effective your plan is only after a disaster has occurred. You will need to develop a way to test your plan under various planned scenarios.
  • Train team members: Once you’ve identified your company’s vulnerabilities, developed a plan, stress tested it and are confident it will work you will need to train your employees. So that your plan will have the greatest chance of success, make sure that your employees stay in the loop during all phases of testing and development.
  • Enhance your security and Firewall:  Add 2 Factor authentication, work hour restrictions, homeland access protection, brute force protection, end point protection and event view and device control.  This helps to secure your devices and users.

Keep your data safe and at the same time allow your employees to collaborate on company projects from any remote location. Our Secure Cloud Desktop and Cloud Servers make your business more productive and efficient and are backed up daily in our SSAE-Soc2 audited facility.   This coupled with a well thought out DRP will help you stay competitive. Hope for the best but be prepared for the worst.