Businesses these days practically need to expect disaster, as even the most careful and calculated security practices could result in a data disaster. Some businesses don’t fear for their data enough, and this leads them to neglect planning for threats such as hackers, natural disasters, and user error. As the business owner, you need to stay informed about how best to handle these situations.
Sometimes it can be difficult to truly determine the damage that can be done by a disaster, but it’s more difficult to prepare for something that you can’t necessarily predict or foresee. How can you know that your data will even be lost from a disaster? Well, you can’t; the point is that you need to be prepared, even for unseen problems or unexpected downtime. We’ll discuss some of the most likely culprits of data loss, and what you can do to protect your business from them.
Floods, fires, tornadoes, earthquakes, or electrical storms can all affect, or even destroy, your business’s data infrastructure. Without data backup, your business could lose not just its office, but also the data that’s needed to keep your business running. Hardware failures can be predicted and avoided to dodge costly downtime.
Even your most model employee will make mistakes. Whether an accidental deletion or unauthorized transfer of sensitive data, user error is often a problem that leads to data loss.
What happened if you were got hacked by the recent ‘WannaCry’ Ransomware? You’ll find that data breaches will almost always lead to either some damage being done to critical files, or the complete and total theft of your data. It’s important that you’re ready for both.
Storing your data backups on the same network with the rest of your business files is not the smartest move. If your system goes down, so would your backups. Eliminate downtime by restoring a recent back up from an off-site environment.
For more information about BDR and preventative technology solutions, reach out to us at (973) 882-4644.