Basic Emergency Planning
BCDR - Business Continuity Disaster Recovery acronym, business concept on blackboard
Planning to increase remote access during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Social Distancing / Avoidance Period?
The following planning needs to take place:
Define necessary staff levels for critical business processes
Identify who can work remotely and who must be in the office
Identify the lights out processing issues for computer operations staff
Identify the network and remote access capacity requirements - what percent of workers do you need to be on the system for the enterprise to continue to operate
Put in place process for the synchronization of OS system patches and VPN updates.
Define specific requirements for security when the disaster plan is activated.
Define change management and version control processes to be used and how they will be controlled during the pandemic.
Train and test users and IT staff in how to operate from remote locations
- Require key employees to work from remote site at least once a month
- Validate broadband capacity to remote sites (home users)
- Have copies of disaster plan available in remote site