Backup Policy

The Backup Policy presents the company's backup strategy, including identification of critical systems and data, frequency of incremental and full backups, responsibilities of backup administrator, storage of backups, offsite rotation, restoration procedures, and more.

A solid Backup Policy is critical in that it often represents the company's last line of defense against data loss stemming from a hardware failure, data corruption, or a security incident.

A Backup Policy developed with the application will include the following detailed sections:

1. Overview
2. Purpose
3. Scope
4. Policy
    4.1. Identification of Critical Data
    4.2. Data to be Backed Up
    4.3. Backup Frequency
    4.4. Off-Site Rotation
    4.5. Backup Storage
    4.6. Backup Retention
    4.7. Restoration Procedures and Documentation
    4.8. Restoration Testing
    4.9. Expiration of Backup Media
    4.10. Applicability of Other Policies
5. Enforcement
6. Definitions
7. Revision History

Available in the Bronze, Silver, and Gold Packages, this is a policy that is intended to be used by technical staff and management only.

Your custom Backup Policy will be delivered immediately upon completion of the wizard via email, as both a PDF and an RTF file. RTF files are editable in all major processing programs, including Microsoft Word.

Our security policies were written based on a cohesive and integrated approach using security best practices stemming from the C-I-A triad of confidentiality, integrity, and availability.  This approach aligns with both real-world and industry standard-based objectives, resulting in an invaluable resource for your security policy management.  A Backup Policy developed with the wizard will provide the foundation for a realistic, practical implementation of your IT security policy program.

Please contact us if you have any questions about this policy. has delivered thousands of IT Security Policies to companies from 5 to 50,000 employees.  The management of has over 20 years of successful experience in the field of information security.

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