Planning for the Worst Allows You to Always Perform at Your Best
Every organization has faced a disaster at some point in their life. Whether it’s a natural disaster such as a flood or fire, damaging critical infrastructure and creating visible destruction or a data breach, silently stealing valuable information over time, these situations are what we hope to avoid but expect to experience. The question isn’t if a disaster will strike for your organization but simply how will you respond?
While it’s easy to understand that disasters are unfortunate events which can cause damage, we often don’t realize the full effects and lasting consequences when a disaster is experienced. The following represent give critical statistics regarding Disaster Recovery which every business leader should understand:
- The average cost of IT downtime is $5,600 per minute.
- 93% of companies without a Disaster Recovery Plan are out of business after a data breach.
- 52% of data loss incidents are a result of human error.
- A single incident of ransomware spreading throughout an organization can cost an average of $100,000.
- 96% of businesses with Disaster Recovery can safely and fully recover from a disaster.
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In this phase, Falah Consulting will perform a full analysis of your organization’s assets, processes, risks and long-term goals. This involves the fundamental building blocks of discovery to identify what risks are present and how to accurately identify the possible disasters and what the impact of those disasters would be on the organization.
Next, a consultant will work with your organization to identify the possible disaster scenarios present, work through them to understand the full consequences and perform calculations to express the overall potential loss. This phase allows the organization to prioritize their attention and ensure that subsequent steps are focused on maximizing the time spent.
The Documentation phase is the most critical step of the process. During this time, critical documents such as Business Continuity Plans, Call Trees, Communication Lists and other items are generated. These important documents will act as the organization’s lifeline in the event of a disaster and allow the company to recover quickly rather than struggling to determine how to proceed when every second matters.
Once the necessary documents and plans are prepared, Falah Consulting will work with the organization to ensure that the first time these processes are used is not the time when it matters most. Techniques such as table-top exercises and file recovery practice tests help to train the staff on how to utilize these tools and update them annually as necessary to ensure their viability.