How to Deal with Cyber-Disasters?

Enterprise Security Magazine Europe | Tuesday, September 29, 2020

With cyberattack growing continuously in their rate and sophistication, businesses need to pay attention to what has become a serious issue.

FREMONT, CA: Every business has to deal with human-made disasters regularly compared to the natural ones. A well-planned cyberattack is the best way to damage businesses. Despite knowing that prevention is better than reaction, businesses get struck by these disasters, as they catch them off guard and ruin an organization overnight. Therefore organizations need to think ahead with a Disaster Recovery Planning (DRP). Organizations should invest in security and disaster recovery solutions; however, the company should plan on a financially realistic level in order to help businesses stay afloat in the case of a disaster.

Few things have to be considered to formulate a successful disaster recovery solution. It is essential to touch all the bases to be sure not to leave any aspect of the business vulnerable during a tragic event. It should be ensured that minimum damage is incurred while paving the way for a quick and easy recovery.

• The data has to be segregated in priority basis; this will help in increasing security of vital resources, systems, and devices. To top that, efficient recovery plans can be formulated for critical data that are indispensable to the organization.

• Generally, organizations have mobile devices which are not linked to the central server; henceforth these will be very useful during the struggle with DRP. An alternate back up plan has to be formed before the occurrence of the crisis so that they don’t have to depend on the rest of the DRP.

• It is instrumental in keeping an alternate ‘safe house’ or a satellite location to ensure the security of the data while the damage is being repaired.

The idea behind the incorporation of DRP is to protect everything that your business has originally designed and developed. DRP saves everything that makes the business different than others. Businesses should take time and formulate efficient DRP, assign a team who know to initiate a recovery in the event of a disaster and identify ways to keep the business running, even during an emergency.

See Also: Top Disaster Recovery Companies

Weekly Brief