Data & Tech Security: Creating an Effective Disaster Recovery Plan
In the justice system, we have to expect the unexpected. Whether it’s a worldwide pandemic or a national disaster that forces your agency to operate offline, it’s critical to ensure your agency’s data and tech is secure. How do you make this happen? Have a great disaster recovery plan. So what are some steps to creating an effective plan?
5 Steps to Create an Effective Disaster Recovery Plan
- Form a Response Team: The first step is establishing a team to address any disasters that may impact your agency. Clearly identify roles and responsibilities and ensure your team has the necessary training.
- Risk Assessment: Has your team conducted a thorough risk analysis in the case of any disturbances? Does your team understand the impact of such a disturbance on your agency? Identify your risks and rank them by priority.
- Data Backup and Collection: Ensure your data is automatically backed up regularly and you have a copy of both on-site and off-site data. Imaging your server is also critical.
- Written Plan: Record your plan in writing. Ensure everyone understands and is aligned. Assign roles and responsibilities.
- Continuous Testing: A thorough test of your plan should be the first step once complete. And once you think you’re done – test again! This will allow your team to correct any problems and make the necessary adjustments that work best for your agency.
As a technology company, we understand how critical it is to be prepared for the unexpected. Whether you’re looking for a new hosted application for your team or your agency is looking for guidance on the systems and data you manage on-site, we’re here to help.
Give us a call today to learn more about the most effective ways to be prepared for the future.