The importance of Disaster Recovery to your business

With the rise of employees working from home, more and more organisations have been using cloud-based tools intertwined with an anytime/ anywhere approach to work. This has increased the likelihood of your business suffering from problems that will impact your technology through things like human error or cybersecurity risks. This is where you would turn to your Disaster Recovery plan.

We have put together a few main reasons why a Disaster Recovery Plan is essential to your business.

Cybersecurity

One of the main reasons why businesses choose to look into and adopt a Disaster Recovery Plan is due to fears of cybersecurity risks. Unfortunately cybersecurity risks are becoming more frequent and significant, especially during the pandemic, which has left many businesses struggling. The pandemic has also forced many businesses to change the working norm and find alternate ways that employees can continue to work safety. Remote working has been a huge shift in 2020 which has come with its own technology problems, cybersecurity being a major one. 

Many cyber criminals have taken advantage of the pandemic and employees working from home. They have been taking advantage of not only being able to easily gain access to your technology but also compromise it so that in order to regain control of your data, a ransom will need to be paid. Employees that haven’t received training about cybersecurity and how to recognise fraudulent emails may put their technology at risk especially if they don’t have access to a Disaster Recovery Plan (1).

A Disaster Recovery Plan will provide you with steps to take in the events of a cybersecurity attack and what consequences you will expect and how to manage them. Even the most robust security still carries the risk of being compromised.

Human Error

A lot of incidents where a Disaster Recovery Plan is required could have been easily avoided. However most cyber criminals now don’t just target the technology but also the individual. They prey on users that are the most vulnerable and less capable of recognising infected links and fraudulent emails. Some hackers will pose as someone that is known to you which can be particularly difficult to verify when working remotely on your own.

Even with the most adequate cybersecurity training, there is still a high chance of you finding yourself in a vulnerable situation where your system has been locked as a result of a cyber attack. This is why you require a Disaster Recovery Plan to help you deal with this problem as safely and efficiently as possible.

Technology Failure

Most systems and softwares that we use regularly are reliable. But sometimes you will encounter internet connectivity issues or  system unexpectedly crashing which could be an indicator of the system’s hardware no longer working as it should be. This opens up a vulnerability within your system that a cyber criminal can take an advantage of.

 


 

The most important reason why you should have a Disaster Recovery Plan in place is to minimise your expenses when an incident occurs. It also provides guidance on how to efficiently manage the problem and minimise further downtime, cost and other disruptions. 

For more information on Disaster Recovery Plans or how to protect your business from cybersecurity attacks, speak with our team today by calling on 0121 289 4477 or email us at info@solutions4it.co.uk

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