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3 Key Aspects to Include in Your IT Disaster Recovery Runbook

Written by  JEFF TON

It’s 3 a.m. You are at a Cake concert. They are playing “I Will Survive.” Just as you are really getting into the song, you realize you are dreaming. It’s the ringtone on your cell phone. Groggily you answer. It’s your boss. A pipe has burst on the floor above your server room. Power has been shut down. All of the servers have crashed. Those that were not damaged by the water shut down with depleted batteries 10 minutes after losing power. Time to execute your IT disaster recovery (IT-DR) plan? You do have a plan, don’t you? With an increasing number of power outages and cybersecurity events happening, company leadership has good reason to wonder if their own business can withstand such threats of disruption. Designing a robust IT-DR plan for likely and unlikely scenarios is difficult to say the least, since the modern threat landscape is ever-changing. However, there