It seems just about everyday a new business gets hacked. And while thieves tend to go where it’s easiest to steal, even those that have robust security solutions in place end up experiencing a data breach.
Companies such as T-Mobile, Target, Home Depot, Sony, P.F. Chang’s and even the Democratic National Committee have all been hacked. News like this may make it seem that it’s nearly impossible to avoid every security breach, which is why you need to be prepared in case it happens to you.
The best way you can prepare your business is through a Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity plan. This plan will help you stop information from getting stolen, prevent further damage and restore operations as quickly as possible. If you don’t have a disaster recovery plan, you will end up losing a lot of money and may even lose your entire business in the process. In fact, research shows 40 percent of companies that do not have a disaster recovery plan end up going out of business within a year or less of a data breach.
Exactly how the plan will look like is different for every company. At CloudTech1, we will work with you to put a comprehensive plan in place for your entire organization. It will include key components crucial to your recovery and establish a step-by-step formal process to restore business continuity.
The Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Plan will clearly outline the process for you and your staff. You will do things like contacting your local authorities and insurance carriers, re-establishing phone service, restoring data, sourcing equipment, and anything else needed to restore your organization’s operational capability.
The process of creating such a plan may seem daunting and with so many steps to incorporate, you don’t want to risk missing anything that would be important for your business to include. We can help you get started and work with you to create a plan that will meet the needs of your organization when a disaster hits.
Interested in learning more? Visit our Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity page for more information.