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Selecting & Implementing Recovery Strategies for Contingency Plan

Purpose

The purpose of this document is to help businesses research, select and implement Contingency Planning Strategies and Methodologies.    This document provides guidance on how to review the Risk Assessment (RA), Business Impact Analysis (BIA) and the Application & Data Criticality Analysis to determine the amount of potential exposures, impacts, and data center technology risks that current exist in the environment.  Contingency Planning strategies and Facility Recovery Options are provided and explained.

Objectives

The objectives of implementing Contingency Planning Strategies and selecting a Recovery Option(s) are:

  • Selection of an Overall Contingency Planning Program Coordinator
  • The identification of recovery teams and the roles and responsibilities of each team and department
  • Each department will need to appoint a Plan Owner, who is responsible for managing the development and maintenance of individual department plan
  • Creation of Contingency Planning Standard so all plans will be written so that there are consistency and coordination between them
  • The timeframes within which the relocation must be completed
  • Minimum resources requirements of each department for which a plan is needed and the teams that will support them

Table of Content for Selecting & Implementing Recovery Strategies

INTRODUCTION

Compliance
Objectives

CONTINGENCY STRATEGIES

Preventative Measures

STRATEGY OPTIONS

No Strategy
Work Area Recovery
Alternate Sites
Cold Site
Warm Site
Hot Site
Mobile Sites
Mirrored Sites
Overview of Alternate Site Options
Manual Procedures

STRATEGY CONSIDERATIONS

Staff Considerations
Staff Recovery
Technology Strategies
Vendor Agreements
Equipment Inventory
Existing Compatible Equipment
Roles and Responsibilities
Insurance Considerations
Cost Considerations

APPENDIX

Appendix A:  Contingency Planning Process

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