Disaster recovery plans are critical to ensuring the continuity of business operations. They should be tested to ensure that they function properly and will be ready to restore business operations in the event of a disruption. In this video, learn about the different types of tests that evaluate the effectiveness of business continuity and disaster recovery plans, including read-through tests, walk-through tests, simulations, parallel tests, and full interruption tests.
- Disaster recovery plans are critical…to ensuring the continuity of business operations.…As with any security control,…disaster recovery plans should be tested…to ensure that the plan functions properly…and will be ready to restore business operations…in the event of a disruption.…Each test of a disaster recovery plan has two goals.…First, it validates that the plan functions correctly…and that disaster recovery technology…will work in the event of an actual disaster.…
Second, the disaster recovery test…provides an opportunity to identify…necessary updates to the plan…due to technology or business process changes.…Let's talk about five types of disaster recovery testing,…read-throughs, walk-throughs,…simulations, parallel tests,…and full interruption tests.…Read-throughs are the simplest form…of disaster recovery testing.…They're also known as checklist reviews.…In this approach, disaster recovery staff…distribute copies of the current plan…to all personnel involved in disaster recovery efforts…and ask those personnel to review their procedures.…
- Building an incident response program
- Escalation and notification
- eDiscovery process
- Conducting investigations
- System and file forensics
- Reporting and documenting incidents
- Business continuity planning
- Validating backups
- Testing BC/DR plans
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: This course was updated on 06/01/2018. What changed?
A: We updated three videos, covering creating an incident response program, communications plan, and response team.