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Why your business needs a disaster recovery strategy

Many business owners think only about power outages and other natural disasters, but disasters can also be caused by security breaches like ransomware, a hardware or software crash, or by simple human error. A disaster recovery plan is a formal document created by a business that contains detailed instructions on how to respond to unplanned incidents. The plan contains a set of policies, tools and procedures to minimise the effects of a disaster, so the business will continue to operate or quickly resume operations.

What are the risks of not having a disaster recovery strategy?

Disruptions can lead to lost revenue, brand damage and unhappy customers. The longer the recovery time, the greater the adverse business impact. Therefore, a good disaster recovery plan should enable rapid recovery from disruptions, regardless of the source of the disruption. With the increase in sophisticated cyberattacks, it has never been more important to have a detailed disaster recovery plan. Industry statistics show that many attacks stay undetected for well over 200 days. With so much time to hide in a network, attackers can plant malware that finds its way into the backup sets – infecting even recovery data. Attacks may stay dormant for weeks or months, allowing malware to propagate throughout the system. Even after an attack is detected, it can be extremely difficult to remove malware that is so prevalent throughout an organisation.

Disaster recovery strategy – know your vulnerabilities

Has your business had a history of being hit by cybercrime? Or are you in a geographic region that has a history of flooding? Your disaster recovery plan should aim to protect as many of your assets as possible.

Disaster recovery strategy – conduct a risk analysis

Testing your vulnerabilities will give you a valuable perspective of how well positioned you are to protect your most valuable assets.

Identify your disaster recovery strategies

Ensuring you have an effective and cost-efficient recovery strategy is the next step. Having a data recovery specialist on speed dial is a vital part of any disaster recovery plan. The less time you waste the more chance you have of recovering any lost data. A data recovery company can help you restore any backup you may have.

Looking for help developing your disaster recovery plan? Uwannawat IT can help. Our experts can create and execute a disaster recovery runbook and plan, design and architect your recovery environment, and even manage it for you. To learn more about our services or to arrange a no-obligation consultation, contact our helpful team on 1300 UWANNA,



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