Safeguard 11 - Data Recovery
11.1 - Establish and Maintain a Data Recovery process
A data recovery process should address what data needs to be backed up, where it should be backed up to, and how often it should be backed up. See the list below for choosing a backup option based on your use case.
- Database Management
- Central Log Services
- BitLocker Protected Devices
- Network Backups
- Application Backups
- Server Backups
- Endpoint Backups
- Windows or Mac Computer Backups
- COE Dean’s Office
- CALS Department
- Business and Management
11.2 - Perform Automated Backups
Make sure the settings for your backup provider are set to backup WEEKLY. Follow the links in 11.1 for more info.
11.3 - Protect Recovery Data
Make sure the settings for your backup provider are set to protect recovery data with the equivalent controls as the original data (If the original data is password protected, password protect the backup). Follow the links in 11.1 for more info.
11.4 - Establish and Maintain an Isolated Instance of Recovery Data
DO NOT store your backup data to the same location as the original data. Use the list in 11.1 to choose a backup option.
11.5 - Test Data Recovery
Test backup data quarterly. Follow the links in 11.1 for guidance on how to do this using your selected backup option.
If you have questions that are not covered in these procedures, please contact the VT IT Security Office email@example.com for a consultation.