Samuel Ingrey, a disaster recovery expert at PA Consulting, explains how businesses can test and refine disaster recovery plans.
The article discusses the essentials of how to develop a disaster recovery plan from assessing risks and setting recovery objectives, to planning and testing regimes.
Samuel says: "Firms may have written plans and procedures, but they may not be practical or widely known and aren’t actually then applied in a crisis."
He adds: "Firms need a clear decision-making structure and playbooks that have been agreed and refined through practice and testing, and easy-to-understand approaches like a gold, silver and bronze command structure. These are of more practical use to firms during a disaster than a detailed 100-page manual."