1. Disaster Recovery Planning (D.R.P.) --Disaster recovery planning consists of advanced planning and preparations necessary to minimize loss and ensure continuity of your critical IT functions in the event of disaster.
       Data is backed up and rotated offsite.  
      Backups have been verified and tested.  
      You are on a regular preventative maintenance schedule.  
  2. Risk Assessment (R.A) -– Identifies risks to an organizations IT infrastructure, assess the critical IT functions necessary for an organization to continue business operations, define the controls in place to reduce the exposure and evaluate the cost for such controls.  
  You are prepared for severe weather damage.  
  Your business will be sustained during and after an extended power outage.  
  You have a documented plan to cope with internal and external malicious attacks.  
  3. Business Integrity Assessment (B.I.A) – Identifies critical IT functions, processes, systems and resources to establish an order of priority for restoring functions in the event of a disaster as well as determining recovery time and recovery point objectives.  
  Your recovery time objective is known and documented.  
  You know your recovery point requirements for functional back-ups.  
  Financial impact to continuity of your business is known and documented.  
  4. Emergency Preparedness (E.P) -- The discipline that ensures an organization's readiness to respond to an emergency in a coordinated, timely, and effective manner.  
  You know the chain of command and contacts in an emergency.  
  You have an evacuation plan including an alternate business location.  
  Your emergency plan is complete, revised and tested regularly.  
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