Information Technology Disaster Recovery (ITDR)Danya Strait2022-10-04T17:00:05+00:00
What is Information Technology Disaster Recovery (ITDR)?
Information technology disaster recovery (ITDR) planning is critical to any continuity plan. ITDR plans cover how organizations will prepare for and respond to technology disruptions, including those stemming from human error, weather events, and cyberattacks. A comprehensive ITDR plan catalogs IT assets, assigns responsibilities, and maintains run books, ensuring IT resources are recovered quickly and reliably.
ITDR for Continuity Managers
Most organizations today rely heavily on technologyto support their day-to-day operations. Technology disruptions often have dramatic impacts on an organization’s essential functions. As such, it is critical thatplans for recovering ITassets and resources are well documented.Without these plans, significant and dangerous gaps exist in an organization’s continuity plan.BOLDplanning’s ITDR module is the answer forcompleting atruly comprehensive continuity planning process.
ITDR for IT Managers
Malware, ransomware, and other cyber threats are on the rise across all types of organizations. Other natural and human-caused disasters are alsoimpacting service availability in organizations across the globe. Further, with IT jobs in high demand, organizations are experiencing high turnover and a loss of institutional knowledge. As a result, it is crucial IT managers develop and maintainplans and run books that describe operational details such as shutdown and recovery procedures.The BOLDplanning ITDR module provides an easy and effective way to catalog IT assets, assign responsibilities and maintain run books, ensuring IT resources are recovered quickly and reliably.
BOLDplanning’s ITDR Approach
The ITDR module adds another critical plan type to BOLDplanning’s popular suite of preparedness planning offerings. The module is built on the same proven platform as our COOP, EOP, and HMP modules and gives continuity and IT managers the ability to easily leverage data already contained in the platform for ITDR planning.
For ITDR consulting, BOLDplanning has also partnered with leading preparedness planning firm RSI. Headquartered in Scottsdale, AZ, RSI is an independent provider of consulting, advisory, and technology solutions to the operational risks organizations face.
RSI offers a full range of operational risk management solutions, including business continuity, IT disaster recovery, information security, emergency and crisis management, and supply chain continuity. It provides clients with practical solutions and perspectives for assessing, mitigating, and managing the impact of their operational exposure to the risks and disruptions they face from natural and human-caused incidents.
RSI operates globally with extended supply chains and works with insurance brokers domestically and in 70 countries worldwide as a member of the Brokerslink Global Insurance Alliance.
Flexible Base Plan
The ITDR base plan was developed by subject matter experts with more than 20 years in the ITDR space. Though the content is consistent with industry best practices, each IT environment is unique. The base plan is flexible and can be adapted to reflect the current environment in which it is used.
Run books, the most essential components of ITDR, give disaster recovery practitioners the ability to develop comprehensive documentation for the recovery of critical systems with step-by-step guidance.
The ITDR module is fully integrated with BOLDplanning’s other plan types, such as COOP and EOP. Changes made to one plan automatically cascade to others, ensuring all plans are up to date and preparedness planning is managed from a holistic perspective.
BOLDplanning’s comprehensive online ITDR system includes: