Disaster recovery planning is a subset of a larger process known as Business Continuity Planning and includes planning for resumption of applications, data, hardware, electronic communications (such as networking) and other IT infrastructure. A business continuity plan (BCP) includes planning for non-IT related aspects such as key personnel, facilities, crisis communication and reputation protection, and should refer to the disaster recovery plan (DRP) for IT related infrastructure recovery / continuity. Fraser focuses on the key elements of a good disaster recovery plan that include:
Preventive measures - Controls aimed at preventing an event from occurring.
Detective measures - Controls aimed at detecting or discovering unwanted events.
Corrective measures - Controls aimed at correcting or restoring the system after a disaster or an event.