Monday, March 1, 2010

Disasters take practice

Disasters take practice: "Some examples are below, I know you can think of a lot more that keep you up at night.
What steps does your backup operator take to perform a restore?
Where are the backups stored and how often are the audited for accuracy?
How often are your security programs monitored?
What is the procedure for a DoS? Virus infection? Disgruntled employee?
Who on your legal team would you call? Do they know you?
Is your incident response team call sheet up to date?"

Have you ever practiced your disaster plan? The reason you really want to do that is if find out where you are missing something and then you can fix it when times are still good. It's much easier then then trying to find something important during an actual emergency.