Contingency plan in the event of defacement / natural calamity
The website of the Government of Nagaland is its presence on the Internet and it very important that the site is fully functional at all times. It is expected of the Nagaland State Portal to deliver information and services on a 24x7 basis. Hence, all efforts are being made to minimise the downtime of the portal as far as possible.
Therefore, a proper Contingency Plan HAS be prepared in advance to handle any eventualities and restore the site in the shortest possible time. The possible contingencies include:
Defacement of the website: All possible security measures HAS been taken to prevent any possible defacement/hacking by unscrupulous elements. However, if despite the security measures in place, such an eventuality occurs, there is a proper contingency plan, which will immediately come into force. If it has been established beyond doubt that the website has been defaced, the site will be immediately blocked. The contingency plan also clearly indicates as to who is the person authorised to decide on the further course of action in such eventualities. The complete contact details of this authorised person is available at all times with the web management team. Efforts will be made to restore the original site in the shortest possible time. At the same time, regular security reviews and checks will be conducted in order to plug any loopholes in the security.
Data Corruption: A proper mechanism has been put into place to ensure that appropriate and regular back-ups of the website data are being taken. These enable a fast recovery and uninterrupted availability of the information to the citizens in view of any data corruption.
Hardware/Software Crash: Though such an occurrence is a rarity, still in case the server on which the website is being hosted crashes due to some unforeseen reason, there is enough redundant infrastructure available to restore the website at the earliest.
Natural Disasters: There could be circumstances whereby due to some natural calamity, the entire data center where the Nagaland State Portal is being hosted gets destroyed or ceases to exist. A well planned contingency mechanism is in place for such eventualities whereby it is ensured that a ‘Disaster Recovery Centre (DRC)’ has been set up at a geographically remote location and the website is switched over to the DRC with minimum delay and restored on the INTERNET.
Apart from the above, in the event of any National Crisis or unforeseen calamity, the Nagaland State Portal is looked upon as a reliable and fast source of information to the public. A well defined contingency plan for all such eventualities is in place within all Departments/organisations of the Government of Nagaland so that the emergency information/contact help-lines could be displayed on the website without any delay.
Last updated on 03-03-2021 02:11:12