Four enablers of successful disaster recovery for businesses
Your disaster recovery (DR) strategy is about having a plan of action and, importantly, a technical solution in place that will mean that the essentials components of your company systems are back up and running and your business critical data is available as soon as possible following an incident or cyber-attack.
Your systems are essential for your business to operate effectively yet these can be difficult to maintain and protect with growing volumes of information, despite the ever increasing importance for comprehensive DR planning in light of heightened cyber-attacks
Covering the Difference between Backup and Disaster Recovery
It is easy to confuse the terms Backup and Disaster Recovery (DR) when evaluating the ever-increasing need to protect data and IT systems. Understanding the difference between the two is crucial as security breaches become more commonplace.
Your backup strategy and your DR strategy are not one and the same. Whilst backup ensure you have a copy of your data, your DR strategy should ensure you are able to recover your business critical IT systems in case of incident or cyber-attack. Failure to recognise this difference and plan accordingly can carry a heavy price.
What a 400% increase in ransomware means for your DR plans
The stats are out. 2016 has seen a whopping 400% increase in ransomware breaches and cyberattacks are expected to further escalate in 2017.
This means that if your company doesn’t have a disaster recovery plan in place, then now is the time. If you do already have one, test it out… repeatedly.
How Best to Protect Your Company Against Ransomware
8 best practices to prevent your data from being held hostage
Ransomware: The term used to describe malware that denies access to data or systems unless a ransom is paid to a cybercriminal. And whilst 74% of SMEs believe themselves too small to be subject to such a crime, every organisation is susceptible to such attacks.
Fortunately, there are many steps you can take to minimise your organization’s risk. Here are eight best practices we recommend to protect your organization against ransomware attacks:
Real 24/7 IT Support: Are You Receiving the Right Service?
Almost every managed IT service provider will state 24/7 support. Despite this seemingly black and white terminology, not all 24/7 support is equal.
Asking the following questions will help you to understand exactly what version of “24/7 support” your contract includes!