Backing up your data and having an up-to-date disaster recovery plan in place is vital to the safety and security of your business. But, it’s just as important to know the difference between the two, and how each service is best used.
Your business should have multiple layers of protection to prevent it from a ransomware attack. A backup is the last and most important layer. When you backup your data, it means you are storing a copy of files in a separate location in case they get lost, stolen, destroyed or encrypted with ransomware. If that happens, they can then be restored. This is the best solution for data that doesn’t require immediate access.
A disaster recovery (DR) plan ensures that you can count on those backups to be useful, no matter the situation. Imagine your business files were successfully backed up. But, the technology used to back up those files requires three days to fully restore. A DR plan maps out various disaster scenarios, types of business data, along with technology limitations, to ensure the most important business data is available with minimal delay. This is the best solution for data that requiring immediate working access.
Since no two businesses are alike, A DR plan is custom tailored for your business. At DataHive, our IT security experts can create a disaster recovery plan for your business, including backup solutions that match your needs. Your plan should be regularly updated as your business changes.
Plus, our Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) can look for vulnerabilities in your business data protection, and share the results with you. This offers you the advantage of knowing where your data is exposed, so you can close those vulnerable loops before a hacker gets in.
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If your business has ever had to recover from a security incident, or if you are concerned about cybersecurity, the next step is to identify which cybersecurity risks your business might face. Based on that information, we can work with you to create a plan on how to protect your company from a cybersecurity breach.
After you have identified what business data you need to protect, the next step is to build safeguards and reinforce existing protection.
After implementing additional protection, it is essential to continually monitor the system for signs of breach attempts, successful breaches, unauthorized access or other anomalies.
As soon as you have detected an incident, it’s time to respond. But, it’s important to plan and rehearse those recovery steps ahead of time.
If you have not protected your data sufficiently and now detect a failure, it’s time to recover. But, it’s important to plan and rehearse those recovery steps well in advance.