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Four Easy Steps to Disaster Recovery Planning

By Cloud Computing Outlook | Wednesday, November 06, 2019

In any business, it is essential that the company maintains the system and data security, especially during disaster recovery operations. While crafting a secure disaster recovery plan, there are several key factors that need to be considered. Reliable data security measures in the business come as a prerequisite for any enterprise.

Fremont, CA: Data thieves and system attackers tend to target an enterprise when they are at their most vulnerable. Disaster recovery is one such period when an enterprise may let its guard down. Disaster recovery involves complex steps layered into a multifaceted process. The process requires substantial amounts of effort from the Disaster recovery team to ensure a speedy and complete recovery.

In any business, it is essential that the company maintains the system and data security, especially during disaster recovery operations. While crafting a secure disaster recovery plan, there are several key factors that need to be considered. Reliable data security measures in the business come as a prerequisite for any enterprise.

Here are four steps to building an ideal disaster recovery plan.

Consistency

Your security at the time of disaster recovery should not be any different from the time you carry out your regular business operations. Consistency is the key. Maintain the same level of security at all times. Your security apparatus, such as software, hardware, and identity management should be functional at all times. There can be no compromise at any point of time when it comes to security.

Strengthening the Core

Access and authorization systems are an integral part of a business enterprise, and they should always be part of business continuity plans and disaster recovery plans. These are critical aspects of a business and are the foundations for every modern enterprise IT systems. Access and authorization systems themselves need a disaster recovery plan to ensure that APIs and login screens are accessible even when primary systems are affected by a disaster event.

Stick to the Plan

Rather than overcoming a disaster, it's better to avoid one. The first step in disaster recovery is to make sure that excellent security practices are in place, embedded in your daily operations. Data and applications used for disaster recovery should be subject to the same set of protocols applicable to other services. It is vital that sensitive data is to be encrypted at rest and in transit, including back up and replicated data.

Disaster recovery documents should not include any kind of passwords or secrets. Sensitive information should be stored manually stored in an offline location, easily accessible at the time of a disaster. Disaster recovery operators should not be given maximum freedom. Giving them the exact amount of privilege required to complete the task leads to better efficiency.

Building Multiple Layers

The best way to devise a plan is to do it layer by layer. Just having a backup alone is inadequate. Prepare a backup for your backup. When you set out the plan, imagine what could be the worst-case scenario and plan accordingly.

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