Digital Threats as Common as a Cold

Chicago IT Services

There was a time when disaster recovery plans mentioned things like hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, and other natural disasters. And although today's disaster recovery plans prepare for these emergencies as well, there are new, much more critical threats to consider: hacking, malware attacks, and other digital threats.

Will You Catch It?

Today's digital threats are so prevalent that it's not a matter of if your company will be affected; it's a matter of when. Large companies like Target and Sony have been in the news for large-scale data loss. If the big fish in the pond aren't immune, how can you assume your company is?

If you don't have malware attacks and other digital problems written into your disaster recovery plan, you could be putting your business's future at risk. When companies suffer a catastrophic data loss, it's difficult to recover: your reputation with customers suffers, you could spend months or years rebuilding data, and you spend countless dollars remedying the problems.

So how can you be prepared? A comprehensive disaster recovery plan is the first step, coupled with a few common sense fail safes.

  1. Make sure you're backed up: The first and most important step is to be sure that your entire digital system is backed up. This will allow you to continue operating and significantly reduce your costs to start back up after a digital disaster.

  2. Use cloud services: Second, we strongly recommend using cloud services to ensure that you'll be able to access your business information and continue working even during a disaster.

  3. Hire professionals: Finally, consider using managed IT services to shore up your digital defenses. These professionals know exactly how to keep your company safe from frequent attacks.

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