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Before, During and After: A Guide to Building a Resilient Disaster Recovery Plan


We often talk about what you should do before disaster strikes. All your preparations and testing determine how well you’ll weather the unexpected natural disaster, cyberattack, power outage or other disruption. While a key part of your success will depend on the work you do before a disaster, what you do during and after disasters plays just as much of a role in your success. Beyond the thorough preparation needed beforehand, the execution of a successful recovery also involves communication and coordination throughout the incident. Additionally, once you’ve returned to business as usual, you’ll need to take a hard look at your plans to see what adjustments you can make to ensure a smoother recovery process next time. Here’s what you should be thinking about and doing before, during and after a disaster. Before a disaster: How to make sure your DR plan is ready Your goal is a constant state