Disaster Recovery Management

Disaster recovery (DR) is an area of security planning that aims to protect an organization from the effects of significant negative events.which may include cyberattacks, natural disasters or building or device failures. Disaster recovery helps in designing strategies that can restore hardware, applications and data quickly for business continuity.

In order to design a proper disaster recovery strategy, risk assessment and business impact analysis need to be completed. These steps help in identifying the information technology services that can support the critical business activities of the organization. Again, these steps would also help in bringing the recovery point objectives and recovery time objectives. Disaster recovery measures can be classified mainly into three types:

Preventive measures

Corrective measures

Detective measures

Preventive measures aim at preventing an event from occurring. Corrective measures are for correcting a system in case of a negative event or disaster. Detective measures focus on detecting and discovering negative events.

A good disaster recovery plan helps in achieving business continuity even in case of disasters and negative events. The security management team of most organizations have regular checks and exercises in order to assure good disaster recovery measures are followed by individual department and the organization as a whole.