Length: 2 Days
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Disaster Recovery Workshop for IT Professionals

Disaster Recovery Workshop for IT Professionals will feature industry experts with many years of IT experience who will guide attendees through disaster recovery planning strategies, business continuity and real-world scenario exercises.

Whether it is a natural disaster such as a hurricane, storm, flood, wildfire, or earthquake, or a cyber attack, or a mechanical or facility disaster like a boiler failure, explosion or toxic chemical spill. Having a disaster recovery plan in place will allow your organization to be  less vulnerable and provide a framework for a return to business as usual.

Who Should Attend

Disaster Recovery workshop is designed for anyone who wants to become more knowledgeable and systematic in the way they work with disaster reco3very and business continuity. Example include: IT engineers, analysts, infrastructure and network engineers, IT design and system administration, cloud engineers, project managers, directors, team leaders, and anyone in between.

How You Will Benefit3

In these 2-day workshop, participants will:

  • Recognize the events that might compromise your business operation
  • Assess the threats facing your organization and identify steps to eliminate or minimize the impact of those threats.
  • Recognize risks, vulnerabilities, and help safeguard assets against threats
  • Create a Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity Planning plan.
  • Develop procedures that enable them to respond when a disaster occurs or is forecast to occur.
  • Identify their company’s critical business functions and define procedures that will facilitate restoration of sales, production, and operations to pre-disaster levels.
  • Walk through a business continuity planning exercise.
  • Review different IT architecture options for meeting different disaster recovery scenarios.
  • Learn lessons from experts who have seen it all in the real-life recovery of various systems, IT business systems, network connectivity and cloud infrastructure.
  • Communicate effectively with regulatory agencies.

Workshop Agenda

Disaster Recovery Fundamentals

  • Key Principles of Disaster Recovery
  • The Components of a Disaster Recovery Continuity Plan
  • Analyzing Your Organizational Context
  • Managing Risks
  • Recovery costs
  • Prepare, Respond, Recover

Disaster Recovery Use cases

  • On-Premises to Cloud Disaster Recovery
  • Cross-Region Disaster Recovery
  • Cross-Cloud Disaster Recovery
  • Nationwide Disaster Recovery

Types of Disaster Recovery

  • Disaster Recovery Methods
  • Back-up
  • Cold Site
  • Hot Site
  • Instant Recovery

Disaster Recovery vs. Business Continuity

  • Protection of Assets and Human Life
  • Critical Functions
  • Key Resources and Personnel
  • Critical Infrastructure
  • IT Systems
  • Network Connectivity
  • Cloud Infrastructure
  • Data Center Failures
  • Server Corruptions
  • Replication of Data and Computer Processing in an Off-premises Location
  • Prevention and Mitigation
  • Physical Security for Equipment
  • Redundancy
  • Recovery Procedures
  • Other Alternatives

Steps to Executing Disaster Recovery Plans

  • Preparedness
  • Emergency Response
  • Responding to Incidents
  • Business Recovery
  • Designing Contingency Arrangements
  • Testing and Rehearsing
  • Business Continuity Requirements
  • Creating a Disaster Recovery Plan
  • Creating a Business Continuity Plan

Identify Technical and Business Process Gaps

  • Define Stakeholders, Recovery Teams, and Processes/functionalities Essential for Operation
  • Expectations from a Data Loss And Recovery Time
  • Compliance with Regulatory Agencies And Industry Standards
  • Components of Effective Disaster
  • Recovery & Business Continuity Plans

Top Elements of and Effective Disaster Recovery Plan

  • Disaster Recovery Team
  • Risk Evaluation
  • Operation-critical Asset Identification
  • Backups
  • Testing and Optimization
  • Incident Response
  • Program/Project Management and Acquisition
  • Strategic Planning and Policy
  • Systems Requirements Planning
  • Threat Analysis

Developing Disaster Recovery Plans

  • Operations and Essential Functions
  • Essential Functions and Personnel
  • Risk Assessments and Evaluations
  • Immediate Response and Impact Levels
  • Administrative Procedures
  • Communications Plan
  • Resource and Procurement Management Plans
  • Designation of Authority
  • Alternate Facility Operations
  • Activation and Relocation
  • Mission Critical Systems
  • Essential Records Management
  • Reconstitution
  • Logistics
  • Alternate Location
  • Interoperable Communications
  • Planning Responsibilities
  • Training, Tests and Exercise
  • Maintenance & Improvement
  • Alternate Location/Facility Information
  • Maps and Evacuation Routes
  • Department Impact Form
  • Public Health Emergencies

Workshop 1: Self-assessment Exercise

  • Worksheet-based Exercise
  • To Assess current level of disaster preparedness and to do a preliminary risk assessment
  • Disaster Response
  • Recovery & Rehabilitation
  • Triage and Prioritization
  • Planning and Policy
  • Long-Term Recovery Planning
  • Sustainable Disaster Recovery: Operationalizing an Existing


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