Identification and planning of IT disaster recovery scenarios allows schools to define, understand and test the measures that would be taken in the event of a disaster
Cyber attacks, power failure, unplanned downtime of cloud based services and systems, and pandemics, are examples of just some of the failures and disasters schools need to plan for in order to maintain operations. The identification and testing of system recovery through disaster scenario planning means IT teams are prepared and able to carry out the process to recover systems in the most time effective, safe and efficient manner.
9ine’s business continuity and disaster recovery suite provides tech teams with a comprehensive programme of work and supporting resources, to identify, assess and plan for known business continuity threats.
Threat analysis to IT devices, systems and services provides school leadership with quantifiable measures of risk. Using this analysis decisions can be made on where resources should be directed and used to ensure continuity operations given the identified threats.
Disaster recovery testing will throw up a number of unknown configuration issues that, if testing had not occurred, would have lessened the impact of business continuity mitigation measures. From UPS’s not configured correctly, services shutdown in the wrong order and problems with restoration from back-up. All recently identified by schools following this process, and in doing so, better prepared for the realisation of business continuity threats.
A common component of data protection law is the requirement for organisations such as schools to be able to restore access to data in the event of a security incident. In many cases, security incidents such as a cyber attack or loss of access to a system, involves IT. Following 9ine’s Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery suite aids your school in evidencing compliance with data protection law.