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8.0 IT Service Resumption

Harvard Enterprise Security Policy:

Policy Excerpt
Business areas are responsible for the development of a plan to ensure the stability of environments where confidential information is stored.
If the loss of a set of confidential data, or the extended loss of access to it, presents a substantial business risk, then the security and availability of this confidential information must be assured. Each business area using such confidential information must develop and document a business continuity plan containing data backup, disaster recovery timeline, methodology, documentation, procedures, and action steps.

HLS Policy:

HLS has data on tape stored at a secure offsite location which would be used to rebuild in the event of the partial or complete loss of the HLS systems. Tapes are sent off site on a weekly basis.

Approved Solution:

If you have concerns regarding the recovery of your data / resumption of business please contact the HLS Network and Data Services group of ITS.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: What is the services resumption plan for Harvard Law School?
A; HLS has tapes backups stored offsite that will be use to rebuild the HLS environment in the event of an disaster. Resumption of services will be based on priority set at the time of the disaster.

Last modified: November 06, 2008

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