Although Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery are sometimes used interchangeably, they are two distinct and different processes. Disaster Recovery (DR) is the immediate recovery of IT systems in the event of a disaster or other unforeseen event. Business Continuity (BC) on the other hand, is a plan to ensure that your business can still function following an unexpected event. In other words, it's a framework for preventing disruption of business operations due to adverse environmental events.
Data security has always been at the forefront of a business, but with the latest, not to mention drastic, uptick in security breaches, it's more important than ever. Testing data security and data recovery is HUGE for a business. Testing your disaster recovery plan helps determine the critical, business functions as well as the importance, and impact, those functions have on the business. Testing can expose the losses a business will retain when any of those functions are interrupted, or worse, halted. It's important to know the best practices of security testing, but equally important, is having a plan in the event a breach occurs. Hence the introduction of the Disaster Recovery Runbook.
Preparing for cyberthreats is one of the main challenges businesses face today. Large organizations have more resources, funds, and personnel at their disposal, but the complexity and number of solutions increase the workload and vigilance for IT teams. Small to midsize organizations are often limited by resources, funds, and personnel, making cyber protection a challenge on a less complex network. This year, ensure all employees of your organization are aware of the threats and how they can help combat the increasing threat. This blog will serve as a resource of key items you should consider when teaching employees best practices and tips - you can even download a copy of this Cybersecurity Powerpoint Presentation to share with employees.
Finding your current cost and the pitfalls that inhibit you from finding it
Moving to the cloud is all we hear these days. Sales Reps love to throw “cost savings” to Decision Makers when trying to compare cloud computing to on premise environments to prove the cloud is a better option. In the ever fast paced IT world, decisions have to keep up with this pace and it’s difficult at times to really know (and calculate) the impact a decision makes on your cost savings. Migration to the cloud is one of those decisions when trying to compare cloud computing to your on premise environment.
By now, everyone knows the importance of backing up your data. But with cybersecurity threats evolving and increasing, how can we ensure our backup data is secure? We rely on backups to keep our data secure in the event of a disaster event such as ransomware, human error, natural disasters, etc. Unfortunately, we can no longer assume data backups are secure and protected from attacks. We are going to break down how immutable storage is the ultimate solution to keeping our backup data secure by explaining: why backups are at risk, what immutable storage is, how immutable storage works, and your immutable storage options.