Term Paper: Disaster Recovery Plan
Due Week 10 and worth 200 points
This assignment consists of two (2) parts: a written paper and a PowerPoint presentation. You must submit both parts as separate files for the completion of this assignment. Label each file name according to the section of the assignment it is written for. Additionally, you may create and / or assume all necessary assumptions needed for the completion of this assignment.
In recent years, organizations have witnessed the impact of having effective and non-effective business continuity plans and disaster recovery plans. In today’s environment, with significant potential natural disasters, terrorist threats, and other man-made threats, it is critical that organizations develop effective business continuity plans and disaster recovery plans. Select an organization that you are familiar with, such as where you currently or previously have worked, contact a local organization, or search on the Internet for the needed detail of an organization you are interested in. Prepare a disaster recovery plan policy for that organization.
Part 1: Written Paper
Write a six to eight (6-8) page paper in which you:
Provide an overview of the organization that will be delivered to senior management, defining the business goals and objectives and the size, layout, and structure of the organization.
Include a diagram of the organization’s network architecture and the proposed network architecture of an alternate computing facility in the event of a disaster (or the actual network architecture of the alternate computing facility if one already exists) through the use of graphical tools in Microsoft Word or Visio, or an open source alternative such as Dia.Note: The graphically depicted solution is not included in the required page length.
Develop the DRP Policy, including:Disaster declaration
Assessment of security
Potential disaster scenarios and methods of dealing with the disaster
Disaster recovery procedures
Develop an Incident Response Team (IRT) charter, which includes the following sections:Executive summary
Roles and responsibilities
Information flow and methods of communication
Methods and services provided by the IRT
Authority and reporting procedures