Disaster recovery refers to an establishment's potential to respond to and recover from a disaster that disrupts normal work operations. The main objective of disaster recovery system is to help the entity regain access to critical systems and IT infrastructure as soon as possible after a disaster event. Organizations frequently perform an in-depth analysis of their systems to prepare for this and create a formal document to follow in times of crisis. This is referred to as a disaster recovery plan.
Disaster recovery revolves around serious events. These occurrences are frequently associated with natural disasters, but they can also be caused by system or technical failure, or by deliberate attack. They are severe enough to disrupt or completely halt critical functions for an extended period.
Some examples include natural disasters like hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, fires, etc or even terrorist activities, cyber-attacks, DDoS and ransomware attacks, equipment failure and power outages.
Before determining any disaster recovery strategies, a business must first assess its current assets and responsibilities. Disaster recovery decision-making is typically influenced by two distinct analyses:
Risk assessment is required to assess all potential hazards that the business may face, as well as their outcomes. Risks can differ considerably depending on the business type and geographic location. At Coleman Communications, we can assess and identify potential hazards, define who or what these hazards would harm, and use the findings to develop procedures that account for these risks.
Studying the business impact gives an idea of the effects of the previously stated risks on company operations. A business impact analysis can aid in the prediction and quantification of both financial and non-financial costs. It also looks at how various disasters affect an organization’s safety, investments, advertising, corporate image, legal compliance, and quality control.