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September 20, 2017
You may think your agency is too small to worry about cyber security threats. But what if you’re wrong?
The truth is that threats like ransomware are increasingly targeting all kinds of businesses in every industry. Hackers are looking for the information behind your firewall, and the agency that fails to prepare for a breach is at serious risk.
This article reviews some of the latest cyber security threats this summer. How can a disaster recovery plan help you stay ahead of the game?
Disaster Recovery isn’t Optional
Have you been paying attention to the latest headlines on cyber security?
Why did we pick these particular incidents when there are literally hundreds to choose from? Because they illustrate the crucial reasons why your business needs a disaster recovery plan:
If these threats are so prevalent, how can a disaster recovery plan help mitigate your risk?
Disaster Recovery for your Agency
Even the federal government has gotten on the disaster recovery plan bandwagon. A technology recovery and business continuity plan should address all parts of your technology infrastructure, which could include:
A good disaster recovery plan also includes a communications matrix, so employees can continue to operate your agency, and a strong vendor support strategy that can provide data backup and recovery in the cloud, or via an office or remote location, and a plan to handle on-site equipment in the event of a natural or man-made disaster.
While computer malware is one of the biggest threats we’re facing these days, there has also been a rise in inclement weather conditions that should make business continuity an important part of your risk mitigation strategy. Your disaster recovery plan should:
Disaster recovery is an important part of today’s technology-centric business operations. If you haven’t developed a plan yet, don’t wait.
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