The responsibilities of a disaster recovery team are many, especially given the complex nature of the process. Unfortunately, many of these individuals are already pulled in other directions, each having other responsibilities that require attention, which can put recovery efforts on the proverbial back burner. How can you assure your recovery efforts will keep you up and running?

First, you have to evaluate your situation and take a customized approach that will speak directly to your unique needs. There are also a few key tips you can follow, regardless of your situation, to improve your disaster recovery process.

Maintaining Security

Don’t let your guard down during a disaster recovery situation; keep your security detail in order. It’s possible that you could expose yourself even more during a disaster recovery effort when you break with protocol, thus creating a secondary disaster. Recovering from one can be difficult enough, so don’t risk putting yourself in double jeopardy.

Make a special effort to maintain security directives, which means you ,have to keep your security apparatus (hardware, software and any services) as an integral part of your overall disaster recovery plan.

Add a Backup Plan

Some of the most robust plans include a backup plan for your backup plan. It’s like adding an extra layer of security, taking your worst-case scenario and planning for something even worse.

This should involve putting in place extra layers of redundancies. For example, you’ll want to go offline when you discover something has gone amiss, but at the same time, you need to continue with your vital operations. Your on-premise systems, which need to be secure, will be the conduit for that.

Consistent Protocols

All the applications you have running in your disaster recovery location need to be consistent with what you’ve got going on with your guidance in regard to security protocols in other areas. 

For example, your encryption protocol must be followed the same way regardless of where you have your data stationed or applications running. This especially applies to sensitive data, which should also be replicated and stored at a different facility, reducing the chances of it being corrupted, ruined, or compromised.At Net Tel One Communications, our commitment to our clients involves highly rated disaster recovery solutions. We know that without the assistance of a top-notch agent, organizations working to improve their security protocols get left out in the cold. Contact us and let’s discuss your options.