Should workplace violence be addressed in a disaster recovery plan? If so, what should be in the DR process?
By submitting your personal information, you agree that TechTarget and its partners may contact you regarding relevant content, products and special offers.
When building a disaster recovery plan, two key initial activities are to complete a business impact analysis and risk assessment [evaluation]. These two initiatives help identify key attributes of the organization and their value to the firm, and situations that could threaten the continued operation of the firm, respectively.
If workplace violence is considered among the risks to the organization (risk assessment) and its potential impact on the business can be defined (business impact analysis), then it should be factored into the overall plan and the DR process. Determine what outcomes might occur from a workplace violence incident (e.g., equipment damage, vandalism) and include specific remedies in the plan that addresses those scenarios (e.g., inventory of backup devices, quick-ship arrangements from equipment vendors, arrangements with multiple vendors for replacement devices).
Dig Deeper on Disaster recovery planning - management
Related Q&A from Paul Kirvan
In conducting an IT risk assessment, are you asking the right questions to your staff? Are you talking to the right people? These elements are ...continue reading
As the desired recovery time objective continues to decrease, make sure your organization can handle it with the proper technology, employees and ...continue reading
With software, consultants and standards at the ready, plus the rise of DR as a service, it's easy to get started on a business recovery plan. So ...continue reading
Have a question for an expert?
Please add a title for your question
Get answers from a TechTarget expert on whatever's puzzling you.