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Disaster recovery planning
Option C: Building a DRP and Security Plan Key activities/deliverables will include: Project kick-off meeting: Introduce the concepts of disaster recovery planning and define the scope of the plan. All activities and deliverables outlined in Option A and B. Business impact analysis: Analyze the risk of disaster in specific areas of the business. Factors such as natural disasters, the risk of sabotage, physical violence, and cybercrime are all reviewed. Define the impact of potential disasters on your organization. This step is invaluable when weighing the cost of implementing a full disaster recovery initiative.
 
Documentation: The documentation phase of the engagement can be the most time consuming of all phases. To assist you in controlling costs, SBS Consultants will guide you through this process; however, the majority of the hands-on work will be completed by your internal resources.
 
Activities include: Production of detailed network diagrams. Specific information is gathered about each piece of equipment in the network(s), including operating systems, functionality, applications/users supported, and vendors utilized. Documentation of each application being used in your user community. Information concerning installation, licensing, security, passwords, and other factors must all be documented. Identification of services used by your organization, including cable, DSL, satellite, phones, outsourcing, etc. Customer account numbers, vendors, and contacts will also be noted.
 
The Disaster Recovery Plan: Tolerance analysis is completed to determine your organization's level and ability to tolerate downtime. This is required in order to prioritize actions. Create a prioritization list. Determine which pieces of the network (hardware) and which applications and services must be restored first in the event of a disaster. Define hot/cold site requirements. Develop key contact and organizational chart. This is the order of personnel contact in the case of emergency. Included in this list are the names of vendors, consultants, media, insurance, and other stakeholders who would need to be notified. Organize recovery teams. Divide the recovery process into various objectives and create teams who will be responsible for meeting these objectives. Identify the various roles and responsibilities of each recovery team. Test the plan. Review plan with your organization. Your disaster recovery plan should not be unknown to your executive and your team members when a disaster strikes. Update plan based upon feedback and receipt of final plan acceptance. Produce hard copies, CDs, and (potentially) remote server locations of the plan. Completed by: DRP Consultant and Network and Security Specialist
CONTACT US | PRICE: $25,000 - $40,000 (maximum of 275 consulting hours)
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Option D: Plan Testing and Audit We have found that many organizations are not familiar with the steps to follow in order to adequately test their disaster recovery plan. With this service, we will test and audit your existing plan, specifically focusing on the gaps between your documented plan versus your actual working environment. Plan testing can range from reviewing a specific subset of your plan, to testing a complete disaster in the data center. Our DRP Consultant will help you: develop a specific test plan for DRP. assign responsibilities for the test. perform the test with your organization. document the results of the test. A written report will be provided outlining our findings and recommendations for improvements. Completed by: DRP Consultant
CONTACT US | PRICE: Dependent on the size of the organization. Contact us to discuss your needs.