Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity
Threat and Causes of disaster
Security Consortium International’s IT and disaster recovery consultants have extensive experience of preparing disaster recovery and continuity plans for clients from such varied backgrounds as banking, insurance, airlines, oil and gas facilities and investment houses. The key requirement is obviously to identify the main types of natural and man-made disasters that might overwhelm any company in a particular country, location or a particular kind of business.
The business impact analysis
The most important aspect, however, is the business impact analysis to identify which sections of the business actually contribute the most profit and contribution to the corporation and whose loss would undoubtedly cause the closure of the business.
The recovery process and plan
Once the business impact analysis has identified the most critical sections, departments, facilities or dependencies within the business then the continuity or the recovery programme can identify how these processes, systems, facilities or buildings can be duplicated, copied, backed up or replaced in the event of disaster.
It is also vital to recover not only the administration, computer facilities, data, systems and offices but to ensure that the customers and the actual business generation team is also retained. Plans will therefore concentrate on client and marketing recovery and ensuring retention of existing undamaged business while also recovering lost facilities that support other areas of the business.
Methodology, training and testing
The plan will consist of clear objectives, timescales and methodologies for the continuity or recovery of critical departments and functions of the business. Customer retention, sales continuity, communications and IT sytems will all have special sections in the plan.
Detailed recovery information will be contained in specific Annexes. We will also assist with dissemination, briefing, distribution, training and testing of the plan.