A business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) plan is a necessary business document for small and medium-sized business. No business is above or out of the range of a cyberattacker. In fact, smaller businesses have been found to be easier targets simply because they don’t have the infrastructure to support an IT department or haven’t contracted with a service manager to ensure the business has a response plan when threatened.
Business continuity is just that. How quickly can your business get back up and running after a threat arises? The threat could be manmade, a weather event, a cyberattack or another threat unique to your industry. Disaster recovery is the method by which you will recover, get back to work and turn your business around from the threat.
A business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) plan is a combination of strategies, policies and procedures about how an organization should respond to or adapt to potential threats or unforeseen disruptive events while minimizing the negative impacts.
The BCDR plan ensures that businesses operate as close to normal as possible after an unexpected interruption, with minimal loss of data.
The 5 Goals Of A BCDR Plan
Your company’s BCDR plan should account for a variety of scenarios:
- Accidental or malicious deletions of data
- Hardware failure
- Malware attacks
- Natural disasters
- Weather emergencies
- And more
An effective BCDR plan covers the steps that need to be taken immediately to ensure vital business processes are uninterrupted. The BCDR also addresses ways to quickly restore IT systems and data to resume business after a disruptive event.
When sitting down with one of the IT managed service professionals from WareGeeks Solutions for your BCDR Planning, here are some of the goals.
WareGeeks Solutions’ goal of BCDR planning is to provide data recovery and minimize the effects of a crisis on business operations and enable an organization to get back to normal quickly in the aftermath of a disaster.
Here are the five goals of a WareGeeks Solutions’ BCDR plan for your business:
- Assess the state of business
- Find weaknesses and provide solutions
- Review and test the plan
- Identify location for data storage
- Know the disaster recovery teams
Do you have a BCDR Plan? When is the last time you looked at it, updated it and tested it? This needs to be done regularly as threats change regularly and dramatically.
areGeeks Solutions is a Roselle, New Jersey-based full-service IT Solutions and Service Provider.
We specialize in Data Protection, specifically Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery (BCDR) and Cyber Security. We work with all small, medium, and large companies. We conduct a multi-level risk analysis that identifies processes procedures and/or technology that stifle productivity with oppressive layers of complexity. If you have IT or security questions contact Seth at WareGeeks Solutions. For information or a consultation, call (877) 653-7146, or email us at email@example.com. www.waregeeks.com