(Video) What is a Disaster Recovery Plan

Roger Smith, CEO at R & I ICT Consulting Services Pty Ltd, Amazon #1 author on Cybercrime and founder of the SME Security Framework | Speaker | Consultant | Trainer discusses –  What is a disaster Recovery Plan

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Hello! My name is Roger.

Today, I’d talk to you about What is a Disaster Recovery Plan. Well, a disaster is anything that impacts your business. But, you need to be able to understand that if something is going to impact your business, it is going to impact your bottom line, and if it impacts your bottom line, then, you have to make sure that it is going to have minimal impact on that bottom line.

So, you need to have a plan and it needs to be a plan that is written down. It doesn’t matter how big or small it is, but it has to be written down because the moment you commit something to paper work into the system, you are then thinking severely about what the problem is.

But what has to go in to creating a disaster recovery plan? Well, for one, as I’ve said, you have to have some sort of document and that document has to say what happens with something happening and then going from something happening you haven’t re-recovered from.

So, we have a flood and what are we going to make sure? Are we going to make sure that all the computers are all right in the office or are we going to make sure that they are in the top floor so if flood comes in the bottom floor, we are not going to be compromised as a business.

And we all know in today’s business world, if you lose your computers, you practically lose everything. But also, on top of that, when you have a disaster recovery plan, they took implement the plan. You have to tell people what they have to do. You have to understand and get people to understand what their role is, if there is a disaster – – if a place burns down, what will you do?

If there’s a flood, what will you do? If the hard drive in the server goes, what will you do? And then on top of that, you have to test it. You don’t want to be in a situation where you have a fire and that’s’ the first time you test your disaster recovery plan. Because as like all plans, the moment you don’t test it, you know that there will be complications and problems associated with that problem.

So, thank you very much!

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Roger Smith, is an educator. Teaching students at ADFA (UNSW) and showing them how vulnerable they are to cybercrime.

He is also CEO at R & I ICT Consulting Services Pty Ltd, an Amazon #1 author on Cybercrime and founder of the SME Security Framework. He is a Consultant who specialises in inexpensive and highly effective security strategies for small and medium businesses and not for profit organisations.

He has developed and authored the SME Security Framework and the Security Policy Training Course which are considered to be the definitive guides to helping SME's protect their organisation using the principles of Technology, Management, Adaptability and Compliance.