In the past few months, businesses have moved their organisations online and have adapted to the changes the pandemic has brought with it. With so much reliance on shared data online, how well is your organisations set up to react if your core IT system unexpectedly shut down? Being on the pulse 24/7 has become a reality, meaning many organisations cannot afford a single minute of downtime. Ensuring a reliable disaster recovery plan is in place to reduce downtime for business is crucial.
What are some key factors influencing recoverability?
The risk of an attack is easily a reality in the current climate, taking into consideration both internal and external factors in business. Whether it be accidental deletion of data by employees or a multitude of external factors, there are many elements that come into play when it comes to struggles in recovering lost data.
- Ransomware attack
- More complex IT environments
- Skills shortage in cloud/ IT architects
- Backup being made a priority over automation
How do cyber threats pose a risk to customer data?
Ensuring the safety of customer data is something that should never be compromised. Data theft, data corruption, slow recovery times or an inability to recover data altogether are potential issues that need a contingency plan. A threat to cyber safety is a less than ideal scenario for any business, so analysing and assessing where measures need to be made in your organisation are the next steps to combat potential disaster.
Steps to creating a Disaster Recovery Plan
Before setting out your Disaster Recovery Plan, it’s important to fully understand your data. Where it’s coming from, where it’s stored and what data is currently active or archived. Here are some key considerations when setting out your plan:
- Discuss and learn the risks
- Calculate the cost of downtime
- Where and what are your applications
- Data- where/ what/ how much
- How do users interface with your data
How we can help
Here at ActionPoint, we work with you every step of the way to create a Disaster Recovery Plan suited to your business. Our senior IT team carry out a security assessment on the existing environment, allowing us to identify issues and recommend a plan that works for you.
We work with reliable, leading back-up and recovery software providers such as Commvault, whose systems replicate, verify and restore your data if compromised. We design bespoke security architecture to meet your needs. Comprehensive endpoint protection from any malicious threat to your data, data backup and recovery and user education. This provides a bulletproof solution to any potential disaster. Check out how we can have helped other businesses with their Disaster Recovery Plan here.
ActionPoint recently held a webinar on how to simplify your disaster recovery plan. In it, we took a look at where organisations can fall short on their own cyber security, potential threats and where to begin in creating your own plan to protect your data. If your organisation would like to learn more about how to adapt your Disaster Recovery Plan, you can check out the recording here.
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