Disaster Recovery Plan Policy

1. Overview

Since disasters happen so rarely, management often ignores the disaster recovery planning process.  It is essential to realize that having a contingency plan in the event of a disaster gives eCuras a competitive advantage.   This policy requires management to financially support and diligently attend to disaster contingency planning efforts.  Disasters are not limited to adverse weather conditions.   Any event that could likely cause an extended delay of service should be considered.  The Disaster Recovery Plan is often part of the Business Continuity Plan.

2. Purpose

This policy defines the requirement for a baseline disaster recovery plan to be developed and implemented by eCuras that will describe the process to recover IT Systems, Applications, and Data from any type of disaster that causes a significant outage.

3. Scope

This policy is directed to the IT Management Staff who is accountable to ensure the plan is developed, tested, and kept up-to-date.  This policy is solely to state the requirement to have a disaster recovery plan. It does not provide requirements around what goes into the plan or sub-plans.

4. Policy

4.1 Contingency Plans

The following contingency plans must be created:

The plan, at a minimum, should be reviewed and updated on an annual basis.

5. Policy Compliance

5.1  Compliance Measurement

The Infosec team will verify compliance with this policy through various methods, including but not limited to periodic walk-thrus, video monitoring, business tool reports, internal and external audits, and feedback to the policy owner.

5.2  Exceptions

The Infosec Team must approve any exception to the policy in advance.

5.3  Non-Compliance

An employee found to have violated this policy may be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.

Revised: March 14th, 2018

Table of Content

  1. Acceptable Encryption Policy
  2. Acceptable Use Policy
  3. Clean Desc Policy
  4. Data Breach Response Policy
  5. Disaster Recovery Plan Policy
  6. Digital Signature Acceptance Policy
  7. Email Policy
  8. Ethics Policy
  9. Pandemic Response Planning Policy
  10. Password Construction Guidelines
  11. Password Protection Policy
  12. Security Response Plan Policy
  13. End User Encryption Key Protection Policy
  14. Acquisition Assessment Policy
  15. Bluetooth Baseline Requirements Policy
  16. Remote Access Policy
  17. Remote Access Tools Policy
  18. Router and Switch Security Policy
  19. Wireless Communication Policy
  20. Wireless Communication Standard
  21. Database Credentials Policy
  22. Technology Equipment Disposal Policy
  23. Information Logging Standard
  24. Lab Security Policy
  25. Server Security Policy 
  26. Software Installation Policy
  27. Workstation Security (For HIPAA) Policy
  28. Web Application Security Policy
  29.  Analog/ISDN Line Security Policy
  30. Anti-Virus Guidelines
  31. Server Audit Policy
  32. Automatically Forwarded Email Policy
  33. Communications Equipment Policy
  34. Dial In Access Policy
  35. Extranet Policy
  36. Internet DMZ Equipment Policy
  37. Internet Usage Policy
  38. Mobile Device Encryption Policy
  39. Personal Communication Devices and Voicemail Policy
  40. Removable Media Policy
  41. Risk Assessment Policy
  42. Server Malware Protection Policy
  43. Social Engineering Awareness Policy
  44. DMZ Lab Security Policy
  45. Email Retention Policy
  46. Employee Internet Use Monitoring and Filtering Policy
  47. Lab Anti Virus Policy
  48. Mobile Employee Endpoint Responsibility Policy
  49. Remote Access Mobile Computing Storage
  50. Virtual Private Network Policy