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Disaster recovery planning checklist: Put your team to the test

With all of the planning that disaster recovery takes, it's easy to overlook the basics. Ensure that your DR team isn't skipping over internal issues, like staffing and security.

Take a look at your disaster recovery planning checklist. You've put a lot of thought into it, especially now given the number of risks that are out there. You've taken into account technology considerations, like the cloud vs. on-premises DR, ransomware protection and failover plans, and you've ensured compliance with the necessary regulations. But what about the basics?

With all of the developments in the DR market, it can be easy to overlook the fundamentals from a business standpoint. Elements like funding, the makeup of your DR team and recovery objectives should all be key points in your disaster recovery planning checklist. Strategic concerns should play just as much of a role in your DR plan as technical considerations.

In the quiz below, test your knowledge of five essential areas of DR: insurance, security, staffing, communications and recovery objectives. Before debating the merits of the cloud or the latest DR trends available on the market, make sure that your bases are covered. If you do, you can ensure that you have an airtight DR plan from start to finish.

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