A Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP), also known as a Disaster Recovery Implementation Plan or an IT disaster recovery plan. It’s a documented policy and/or process that helps an organisation execute recovery processes in the event of a disaster to protect business IT infrastructure and, more broadly, promote recovery.
This Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP) contains the procedures that will let the organisation continue to operate as normal as possible. It can swiftly restore mission-critical services in the event of a sudden disaster.
What DPR means to your business
The overall goal of a DRP is to thoroughly explain the necessary steps that must be taken before, during, and after a natural or man-made disaster happens so that everyone on the team can follow them. Man-made catastrophes, such as the repercussions of terrorism or hacking, as well as inadvertent disasters, such as equipment failure, should be included in a good DRP.
Typically a DRP entails an examination of business operations and the requirements for business continuity. A business impact analysis (BIA) and risk analysis (RA), as well as recovery targets, are frequently performed before producing a detailed strategy.
As time goes by, cyber-crime and security breaches are becoming more complex. With this, an organisation’s data recovery and protection measures must be defined. The ability to promptly respond to issues helps reduce downtime while also minimising financial and reputational losses. DRPs can assist firms in meeting regulatory standards and provide a clear path to recovery.