After any type of event that stops daily operations, reducing the damage and disruption to quickly restore business operations is critical. Many privacy laws require having a disaster recovery plan. Not only is a DR plan important to maintain compliance and avoid fines, the risks of not having a plan can include data loss, reduced productivity, unplanned expenses, damage to your business’s reputation and loss of customers and revenue.
A DR plan is often part of your overall business continuity plan and consists of policies and procedures to enable the recovery of critical infrastructure and systems following a disaster. An important component of the plan is outlining critical processes and the maximum time each can be down in order for your business to recover.